For Native Americans, a river is more than a ‘person,’ it is also a sacred place

By Rosalyn R. LaPier, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, The University of Montana. Colorado River. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File The environmental group Deep Green Resistance recently filed a first-of-its-kind legal suit against the state of Colorado asking for personhood rights for the Colorado River…

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Trump Administration’s Water Repeal Based On Flawed Analysis

Economists are disputing President Donald Trump administration’s justification of rescinding a 2015 law that protects U.S. waters, saying it is based on flawed analysis. The Water of the United States (WOTUS) rule was imposed by President Barack Obama to further protect bodies of water…

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Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Attorney General Pick, Introduced First Bill to Exempt Fracking from Drinking Water Rules

Long ‘strings’ of a black oily substance flowed from his tap. A strong sulphur smell emanated from the hot shower head.

Despite these examples occurring in his own backyard, Sessions pointed to LEAF ‘s case as a “baseless lawsuit” as he introduced S.724 on the Senate floor. He went on to say that fracking “has never been attributed to causing even a single case of contamination to an underground drinking water source.”

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Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, a win for tribe

Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, handing a major win to environmental activists

Sarah Palin Could Soon Be In Charge Of The Nation’s Natural Resources

Sarah Palin a possible choice for Donald Trump's cabinet

Now that Donald Trump is officially on his way to being the next president of the United States, he must decide how to fill his cabinet. According to reports, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a top contender for secretary of the interior. Trump mentioned he would like to appoint Palin to…

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At least 33 US cities used water testing ‘cheats’ over lead concerns

Exclusive: Guardian investigation reveals testing regimes similar to that of Flint were in place in major cities including Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia

French minister warns of mass climate change migration if world doesn’t act

Hundreds of millions of people could be displaced by the end of the century due to conflict caused by global warming, says Ségolène Royal