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“It Isn’t Just Flint.” How the Next Water Crisis Could Happen Anywhere. 9.7.2018 Mother Jones
You may think you know the story of what happened in Flint, Michigan. When Flint, under the direction of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, the people in the mostly lower-income, black city almost immediately began noticing problems—discoloration, unexplained rashes, and illnesses. It took […]
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Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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Rivers of Oil, Episode 4: The rallying cry 27.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In the early 2000s, the Keystone XL oil pipeline became one of the most powerful symbols in the fight against climate change. And since then, it's not just local landowners fighting pipelines in their backyards anymore. It's environmental groups, Native Americans tribes, farmers and ranchers, and a crucial addition to the alliance -- climate change activists. But how did it begin?
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Minnesota's Line 3 oil pipeline proposal: The basics 18.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If you follow the news at all, you've probably heard about an oil pipeline proposal called Line 3. Another boring infrastructure project? Think again.
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Bringing to environmental justice: Bayou restoration in Louisiana 2.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The hurricane-ravaged coastline has a long history of racism — but community-building is trying to change that.
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Dropping the ball: how the sports industry affects biodiversity 1.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Giulia Carbone of IUCN on how she works with key stakeholders to turn challenges in the sports industry into sustainable opportunities.
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RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers 29.5.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers The informal economy accounts for 50-80 percent of urban employment in cities across the Global south WASHINGTON (May 29, 2018) — Informal workers represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment in the Global south – from street vendors and waste pickers, to workers manufacturing goods at home – and generate up to half of GDP outside of agriculture. Though cities need informal workers to be productive, most are either ambivalent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Rocky Flats may soon open for recreation, but the feds skipped a study on plutonium exposure and the risk it poses to cyclists and hikers, lawsuit says 2.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Environmental activists -- and an ex-FBI agent -- are trying to stop Rocky Flats from opening to recreational uses, arguing the federal government has not properly studied the potential risk of exposure to plutonium on the nearly 4,000 acre national wildlife refuge.
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Q&A: Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa 1.5.2018 WRI Stories
Q&A: Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintLiz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize South Africa made a secret deal with the Russian government in 2014: In exchange for $76 billion, Russia would build up to 10 nuclear power stations throughout the country that would produce up to 9.6 gigawatts of power. In both scope and cost, it would be the world's largest such... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Q&A: 2 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa 1.5.2018 WRI Stories
Q&A: 2 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintLiz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize South Africa made a secret deal with the Russian government in 2014: In exchange for $76 billion, Russia would build up to 10 nuclear power stations throughout the country that would produce up to 9.6 gigawatts of power. In both scope and cost, it would be the world's largest such... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Standing Up for Their Communities, 2 Women Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa: Q&A With Goldman Prize Winners Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid 1.5.2018 WRI Stories
Standing Up for Their Communities, 2 Women Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa: Q&A With Goldman Prize Winners Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid Comments|Add Comment|PrintLiz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize South Africa made a secret deal with the Russian government in 2014: In exchange for $76 billion, Russia would build up to 10 nuclear power stations throughout the country that would produce up to 9.6 gigawatts of power. In both scope... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Andrew Cuomo Is So Worried About Cynthia Nixon He Suddenly Remembered He Ran as an Environmentalist 26.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Since 1970, New York’s average statewide temperature has climbed 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is just starting to feel the heat. On Friday, Cynthia Nixon, the activist and actor whose progressive primary challenge to Cuomo’s bid for a third […]
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China is fueling a new 'resource curse’ - and riots around the world 25.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Pollution and other consequences of resource extraction have sparked conflict in more than 50 developing countries.
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Does Minnesota need Line 3? Pipeline plan tests state's environmental-business balance 24.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State regulators are weighing whether to let Enbridge Energy build a new high-volume oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The company says the new line is vital to the nation's energy needs and will be strong and safe. Environmentalists say it's a disaster waiting to happen. Is there a middle ground?
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You’ll Probably Never Save as Many Lives as This Guy Who Got the Philippines to Stop Using Lead Paint 24.4.2018 Mother Jones
While the United States effectively banned lead-based paint in 1978, in many developing countries—even after decades of research showing how lead is linked to learning disabilities, lower IQ, and other health effects in children—the element is still abundantly applied in paint products, with lead concentrations sometimes up to 100 times higher than what’s permitted in […]
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SEC is blunting investor activism over climate change, K-Cups and gay rights 10.4.2018 LA Times: Business

Shareholders battling corporate management over everything from greenhouse gas emissions to discrimination to wasteful packaging are finding it more difficult to put their proposed proxy resolutions to votes as a result of new guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC has...

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Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
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First it was Confederate monuments. Now statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S. 1.4.2018 LA Times: Nation

Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a majority Green Party city council and one of the first to tacitly allow marijuana...

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The Kids Who Played Host -- and Became Political Activists in the Process 26.3.2018 American Prospect
Downtown Washington, D.C., was still rather empty by 8 a.m. when DC-Area Teens Action marchers arrive. The sun had barely risen, the temperature was in the thirties, and many of the members hadn’t slept much in the past few days, but the teens’ excitement was palpable as they walked down Connecticut Avenue toward the White House.   The group included teens from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland, a few of their parents, an older couple from Massachusetts, two high schoolers from Florida, and middle schoolers from Madison, Wisconsin, among others. Green hats with DCTA written in marker on the front punctuated the group, worn by DC-Area Teens Action youth organizers. Sixteen-year-old Mai Canning, dressed in a green sweater and green coat, was one of those organizers. It had been a long week for Canning, who had slept only five hours each night for the past two nights. She and the other DCTA organizers found housing for 300 people coming from out of town to march, fed them in a potluck Friday ...
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Obama Presidential Center faces pushback from Jackson Park residents 24.3.2018 Washington Post
Obama Presidential Center faces pushback from Jackson Park residents
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