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Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down Pending Full Environmental Review

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch A federal judge ruled Monday that the controversial Dakota Access pipeline must be shut down and drained of oil until a full environmental review of the...

 

Controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline project cancelled by Duke Energy, Dominion Energy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Duke Energy and Dominion Energy announced the cancellation of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) citing “ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty.” In a joint...

 

Trump Opens Marine Sanctuary to Commercial Fishing

Reprinted with permission by Ecowatch Friday, June 5, 2020. In a move that environmentalists warned could further imperil hundreds of endangered species and a protected habitat for the sake of...

 

Trans Mountain Pipeline Spills up to 50,000 Gallons of Oil on Indigenous Land in BC

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline spilled as many as 190,000 liters (approximately 50,193 gallons) of crude oil in Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC) Saturday,...

 

Bluer Skies, Less Greenhouse Gas. What Happens After the Pandemic?

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch Earlier this month, health care experts from across the United States gathered to address hundreds of journalists and policymakers by webinar. But their focus w...

 

Trump's EPA Weakens Justification for Life-Saving Mercury Pollution Rule

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch As many Americans fight for their lives in the midst of a respiratory pandemic, the Trump administration Thursday axed the justification for a mercury...

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

Reprinted with permission from Earthjustice (March 25, 2020) Washington, D.C. A federal court granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to...

 

Be Prepared – NYS ban on plastic bags begins March 1, 2020

On Earth Day April 22, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation that bans the sale of single-use plastic bags in New York State. This ban...

 

'This Will Be the Biggest Loss of Clean Water Protection the Country Has Ever Seen': Trump Finalizes Clean Water Rule Replacement

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch On Thursday, January 23, 2020 the Trump administration finalized its replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in a move that strip...

 

'No Other President Has Had the Gall': Environmental Groups Balk as Trump Proposes Major Rollback of Infrastructure Review Process

Reprinted with permission from Ecowatch President Donald Trump proposed one of his most aggressive environmental rollbacks yet on Thursday, January 9, 2020 announcing a change that would exempt...

 

Trump Administration Removes Federal Database That Tracked Pollution

Reprinted with permission from ECOWATCH The 15-year-old interactive map was beneficial to researchers and environmentalists. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of...

 

Native Americans Continue Fight Against Keystone Pipeline in light of another spill

Last month, a Keystone Pipeline spill released more than 383,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota - equivalent to filling half of an Olympic swimming pool. The spill affected 200,000 square feet of...

 

Trump Admin rolls back yet another U.S. environmental protection

By EcoWatch The Trump administration repealed the 2015 Clean Water Rule rule on Thursday, September 12, 2019 a rule intended to protect 60 percent of the nation’s waterways from pollution, The New...

 

Trump Admin Guts Endangered Species Act in the Midst of Climate Crisis and Biodiversity Loss

The Trump administration announced sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act Monday in a move that could make it harder to protect plants and animals from the climate crisis, The New York Times...

 

A Fourth of the World Is Living Under Extreme Water Stress, Says New Research

One quarter of the world’s population are living in areas where the competition for water resources is extreme, according to a new report from the Washington-based global research group World...

 

Trump Administration Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide

Reprinted with permission from Human Rights Watch July 22, 2019. Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide that,...

 

83 Plus Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump – Part One

President Trump is hell-bent on making as much money as possible for his coal and fossil fuel friends and along the way - destroying the planet. By eliminating federal regulations, his...

 

Ducks Unlimited Canada And Partners Preserve Important Coastal Wetland Habitat Near Cornwall

South Glengarry, Ont. (June 25, 2019) - Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has completed a significant restoration project at Charlottenburgh Marsh, a large...

 

187 countries sign agreement to restrict global plastic waste trade – U.S. not part of treaty

The governments of 187 countries have agreed to control the movement of plastic waste between national borders in an effort to curb the world’s plastic crisis, but the United States was not among...

 

One Million Species at Risk of Extinction, Threatening Human Communities Around the World, U.N. Report Warns

Our world is losing biodiversity, and fast. According to a report released in the first week of May by the United Nations, up to one million species could face extinction in the near future due to...

 

Trump Administration Weakens Post-Deepwater Horizon Offshore Drilling Safety Regs

Reprinted from Earth Justice MAY 2, 2019. Washington, D.C. The Trump administration today is expected to issue a rule rolling back safety regulations designed to prevent another Deepwater Horizon...

 

Chlorpyrifos - The toxic pesticide now harming our children and environment

Reprinted with permission from Earth Justice For half a century, staple food crops in the United States - such as corn, wheat, apples and citrus - have been sprayed with chlorpyrifos, a dangerous...

 

Clarkson University Study Warns of Potential for Plan 2014 to Increase Mercury Risk in the Saint Lawrence River

(February 28, 2019) Clarkson University graduate student Evie Brahmstedt recently gave a plenary presentation on her research on mercury cycling in...

 

During Shutdown, Trump Administration continued effort to expand Alaska Oil Drilling

The Trump administration is continuing work on one of Interior's biggest, most controversial priorities: opening up more Arctic lands in Alaska to...

 

'Absolutely Unconscionable': Trump EPA Refuses to Limit Toxic Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water

In a decision deemed by critics unsurprising but also “absolutely unconscionable,” the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly plans to refrain from...

 

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