Water Pollution

Doublespeak: Trump Guts EPA While Claiming to be for Protecting the Environment

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By Glynn Wilson – New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt recently told Fox News that Trump’s new executive order abandoning work on climate change and promoting fossil fuels is a return to “core EPA originalism.” This is clearly a perfect example of “doublespeak,” a term inspired by George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four. The creation of the…

Ryan Zinke of Montana Sworn in as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior

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Should Environmentalists Be Concerned? – By Glynn Wilson – Americans who value national parks and other public lands have a right to be concerned about President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke of Montana. Zinke, whose record on protecting the environment shows some promise, but also potential problems, was…

Explosion at Paper Mill in Florida Generates Little News Coverage

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BREAKING NEWS – By Glynn Wilson – A paper mill explosion Sunday night at the International Paper plant in Cantonment, Florida, generated typical local news coverage where the newspaper and television news stations are more concerned about a road closing and the status of schools than a deadly, toxic substance contaminating the area for workers…

Veterans Group Plans ‘Deployment’ to Join Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

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“Let’s stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when?” By Nika Knight – Staff Writer – More than 1,000 U.S. military veterans are planning to “deploy” to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and peacefully support the water protectors’ fight against the controversial Dakota Access…

People Across the Globe Rally to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

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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 confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers.…

Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest Wins Another Construction Delay

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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 off granting an easement for the pipeline to traverse…

Dakota Access Pipeline Could Be Placed on Hold for 30 Days

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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 others in attendance, Colonel John W. Henderson, the…

Chief Arvol Looking Horse to President Obama: Keep Your Word

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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 greet you with our traditional greeting, Mitakuye Oyasin…