Environmental Justice

Drinking water sources will be in greater jeopardy under President Donald Trump's repeal of the Clean Water Rule, argue environmentalists. Here, Lake Powell in Utah, which is fed by the Colorado River Basin.

Trump Administration Moves Forward to Remove Protections on Drinking Water

The Clean Water Rule may be killed before it was able to take effect.

 Coal has become a hot topic again in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation now that President Donald Trump is advocating for the dying fuel source.

ICYMI: The Montana Tribe Torn Between Coal and Culture

The Northern Cheyenne Reservation sits atop the Powder River Basin, which holds 40 percent of the U.S. coal supply.

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WATCH: In East Chicago, Residents Can't Drink Their Water or Play Outside

Soil and water contain dangerous levels of lead and arsenic.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins fellow Climate Mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on June 24, 2017, in Miami Beach.

U.S. Mayors Take Hard Pro-Environment and Clean Energy Stance at Annual Conference

Mayors adopted all 16 of the conference's proposed resolutions on energy and the environment.

The sun rises over the Kern Oil and Refining Co. refinery on August 12, 2004 near the town of Lamont, southeast of Bakersfield, California.

SCOTUS Denies Industry Bid to Hear Case on Pollution Emission Limit Loophole

The case could have potentially put a loophole back in place that allows polluters to violate emission limits whenever their equipment malfunctioned.

 Indigenous leaders open the L'eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life) Camp in ceremony June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

ICYMI: Prayer and Resistance Camp Launches in Louisiana to Challenge Pipeline Connected to DAPL

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would transport North Dakota’s crude oil to refineries and facilities in Louisiana.

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How Can We Prevent the Next Flint?

A new report from WIRED says we don't have the data necessary to avoid repeating history.

 The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the storm at 12:48 p.m. Central Time (17:48 Universal Time) on June 20, 2017. (Caption by Adam Voiland)

What the Numbers Tell Us About Tropical Storm Cindy

It's hitting an area with a high concentration of Black people.

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UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September

A U.S. District Court judge will hear arguments from both sides throughout the summer.

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REPORT: Bank Investments in Fossil Fuels Threaten Climate Change Goals

A new report finds that with $87 billion going toward the fossil fuel industry last year, banks are funding the possible failure of the Paris Agreement.

Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County will be one of the most at-risk places for rising water levels due to climate change on March 14, 2012, in North Miami, Florida.

This #WorldRefugeeDay, Let's Remember the Victims of Climate Change

By 2050, we could see up to 350 million climate refugees.

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READ: Will Officials Charged With Flint Water Crimes Really Do Time?

ProPublica takes a look at similar cases around the world and asks if the high-profile charges against government officials will result in prison time.

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management has postponed regulations on these methane-emitting flares.

The Trump Administration Postpones Regulation on Methane and, Subsequently, Toxic Pollutants

It is the second attempt this week to repeal Obama-era rules on lowering methane emissions.

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Gains Ground in Dakota Access Court Case

The Army Corps of Engineers did not “adequately consider the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights or environmental justice,” per the court order.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges relation to the investigation into the water crisis on April 20, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. He is leading this investigation and announced new charges today.

Officials Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

“Everyone has to die of something,” said one of the accused.

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015.

EPA Wants to Extend a Methane Rule Pause From 90 Days to 2 Years

Environmental groups argue it will protect the oil and gas industries while harming residential communities.  

Colorlines screenshot of Bureau of Indian Affairs' website before and after, taken on June 14, 2017.

Climate Change Mentions Are Deleted From the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Website

This is the second website to remove all mentions of the manmade catastrophe.

Dozens of residents from Flint, Michigan, march to the officers of Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette to deliver a message in a bottle in Lansing, Michigan, on June 13, 2017.

Flint Residents Deliver 1,000+ Empty Water Bottles to Elected Officials

Each contained a handwritten letter detailing how the water crisis has impacted a city resident.

Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins, are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017, outside Blanding, Utah.

The Trump Administration Suggests Reducing the Size of Bears Ears National Monument

The site, home to ancient cliff dwellings and ancient rock art, currently covers 1.35 million acres.

Flags of the G7 group of nations, as well as the flag of the European Union, stand on a stage in the ancient amphitheater prior to the beginning of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy.

U.S. Does Not Sign G7 Document on Climate Change

This is the administration's latest move in staying out of the Paris Agreement.