Environmental Justice

Trump’s Move to Approve Oil Pipelines Rekindles Battle in North Dakota

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Emma Niles – While President Donald J. Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment this week as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked by the Obama administration by signing presidential memorandums calling for the continued…

President Donald Trump Issues Media Blackout at Federal Agencies

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Full Scale War on Science Begins – By Lauren McCauley – Though the majority of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called “beachhead” teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the “War on Science”…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Apparently President Obama is not quite ready to bow out as a lame duck just yet and give President-elect Donald J. Trump all the Twitter fun. His administration announced Sunday afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny…

Obama Administration Announces Closure of Standing Rock Sioux Camp During Thanksgiving Holiday

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Apparently the Obama administration has quitely made its decision during the Thanksgiving holiday to close the Standing Rock Sioux encampment where hundreds of Native Americans and environmental activists have staged protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline just north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota.…

People Across the Globe Rally to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — People around the country and across the globe held demonstrations, rallies and marches protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Tuesday as the Standing Rock Sioux continued their vigil in the Sacred Stone camp at the…

Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest Wins Another Construction Delay

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… VIDEO: A day in the life of the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. By Glynn Wilson – CANNON BALL, N.D. – The protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline won another construction delay this week when the Obama administration announced Monday it would put…

Dakota Access Pipeline Could Be Placed on Hold for 30 Days

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Wes Enzinnanov – CANNON BALL, N.D. — Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II and other tribal authorities met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Building in Fort Yates, North Dakota this week. And according to activists and…

Chief Arvol Looking Horse to President Obama: Keep Your Word

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – CANNON BALL, N.D. — Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse and the Traditional Elders Council have issued statements urging U.S. President Barack Obama to keep his word to Native Americans and stop the Dakota Access pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. “I…

Obama Administration Announces New Strategies to Reduce Air Pollution at Ports

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the continuing drive to reduce the sources of air pollution in the environment before leaving office next January, the Obama administration has announced a new set of strategies aimed at improving air quality around the nation’s ports. An EPA…

Demonstrations Planned Against Offshore Oil Leases in New Orleans

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE – For info about a free roundtrip bus on Saturday from Mobile to this demonstration go to the Facebook event page for Gulf Coast Interdependence Day. You can sign up as a volunteer and RSVP to attend and find out details about the bus and…

Setbacks a Setback – But Not Defeat – For Mobile Tank Foes

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – After a couple years trudging through the weeds and thickets of laws, regulations, technical standards, hazard assessments, health effects, economic impacts and other consequences of petroleum storage tanks, Mobile has arrived at nearly the same place it began this trek.…