Environment

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Queen Latifah, Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime's Water Crisis Drama, 'Flint'

Critics previously accused producers of Whitewashing for casting Cher in a lead role.

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Cher Quits Lifetime Movie on Flint Water Crisis

Both Cher and "Flint" faced accusations of Whitewashing a crisis that impacts a predominantly Black population.

Defense Secretary James Mattis attends a joint briefing with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry on February 3, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea.

Defense Secretary: 'Climate Change Can Be a Driver of Instability'

James Mattis says climate change poses a national security risk—in sharp contrast to the administration's general stance on the issue.

Hubert Roberson wears a mask to a prayer service before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint, Michigan, February 19, 2016. Communities like Flint would be impacted by this office's elimination.

ICYMI: EPA Proposed Budget Cuts Include Eliminating Environmental Justice Office

John Coequyt of the Sierra Club: "To cut the environmental justice program at EPA is just racist."

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt does a television interview at the U.S. Capitol before President Donald Trump delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017.

EPA No Longer Requires Methane Emissions Information from Oil and Natural Gas Companies

The agency started requiring the information in May 2016 as a step towards decreasing greenhouse gases.

Rick Perry (L) is sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence (R), as Perry's wife Anita looks on during the March 2, 2017, ceremony in Washington, D.C.

These 3 Quotes from the New Energy Secretary Could Say A Lot About His Department's Future

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry prepares to lead the department responsible for the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Environmentalists gather at Trump Tower for a teach in. Jamie Tyberg, from New York Communities for Change, is on the back left. Yasmina Price, of the DSA Climate Justice, is on right with 350 NYC's Marilyn Vlasta front left.

Environmentalists Take to Trump Tower, Occupy Public Garden

The teach-in was intended to highlight environmental justice and how the president's actions have harmed frontline communities.

Secretary of Interior Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is sworn in during his confirmation hearing before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee January 17, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

3 Things You Need to Know About Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

He was confirmed with a a 68-31 vote.

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

Despite Still Needing Filters, Flint Residents Must Start Paying Full Cost for Their Water

Those who can’t afford their bills will face shutoffs. 

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Orders EPA to Replace Clean Water Rule, Which May Jeopardize What Comes Out of the Tap

The agricultural industry is cheering the president's move.

President Donald Trump leads a listening session with health insurance company CEOs in the White House, February 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Trump vowed to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

White House Proposing to Reduce EPA Budget to Reagan Era Levels

The proposed $2 billion in cuts and removal of 3,000 employees would bring the agency to a place it hasn't been since the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address employees at the agency's headquarters February 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Pruitt, long a critic of the EPA, faced a contentious confirmation fight in the Senate.

New EPA Head Discusses Removing Environmental Regulations

Scott Pruitt has stressed that the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Air Act's Water of the United States rule are first in line to be cut.

Pruitt Addresses EPA Staff, Talks Energy and Regulation

The new EPA administrator discusses how he wants the agency to be pro-energy and pro-environment.

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Oaklanders Fight Gentrification and Global Warming in 'The North Pole' Web Series

The creators took to Kickstarter to crowdfund the comedy, which features cameos from Ericka Huggins, W. Kamau Bell and Boots Riley.

Chairman Sen. John Barrasso of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee speaks to members of the media after a meeting to vote on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator February 1, 2017.

Senate Committee Confirms EPA Administrator Without Democratic Support

Scott Pruitt is a climate skeptic who has sued the EPA. 

Snow covers the ground at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 2, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Water Protectors Organizing to Oppose Army Corps Decision to Progress DAPL

The Sacred Stone camp has put out a call to action, as #NoDAPL efforts reinvigorate. 

Fireworks fill the night sky above Oceti Sakowin Camp as activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline near the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, N.D.

Indigenous Groups Prepare to Build Spiritual Camps Along Keystone XL Route

Cheyenne River Sioux organizer Joye Braun: "Attacks on our lands, sovereignty and health must stop."

President Donald Trump's Environment adviser Myron Ebell arrives for a meeting at Downing Street on January 31, 2017, in London, England. Ebell has referred to the environmental movement as the "greatest threat to freedom."

Former Trump Aide: U.S. Will 'Change Its Course on Climate Policy'

Climate skeptic Myron Ebell, who led the president's EPA transition team, sas Trump will pull out from the Paris Agreement.

Destiny Willcuts, 16, attached to the bulldozer (left) and her before the action (right).

Lakota Teen Arrested After Locking Herself to Pipeline Construction Equipment in Texas

Destiny Willcuts is only 16, but she's already protected water at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Now, she's in Texas.

A creek weaves through the rolling hills of South Dakota near the land where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would pass on October 13, 2014, south of Pierre, South Dakota. This land could be impacted by a potential future spill if the pipeline happens.

ICYMI: Iowa Pipeline Spills 138K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Mix

The accident happened roughly 200 miles northeast of where the Dakota Access Pipeline would enter Iowa from South Dakota.