Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

By Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Otherwords.org -

I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, [...]

Victory In Illinois: Coal Plant Found Guilty Of Polluting Groundwater With Coal Ash

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake [...]

Who’s Training Our Cops + How To Avoid Exploding Houses & Poisoned Water

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Did you know that showering less will save some water – sadly, not millions of gallons that fracking operations use in a day – nor will it keep your water safe from contamination – or your house [...]

Silence Is Leaden, The Revolutionary Power Of Art Behind Bars

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

More lead in more water and the grotesque parallels across the country with regards to testing, notification, repairs and accountability. Next, as the prison strike continues, we go inside with [...]

Fraudulence In Flint: How Suspect Science Helped Declare The Water Crisis Over

By Jordan Chariton, Truthdig.com -

Nakiya Wakes sat across from me in a Flint, Mich., coffee shop on one of those cloudy, dreary days symbolic of the reeling Rust Belt city. It was March 2017, nearly two years after Wakes had the [...]

‘This Is Not Ok’: Guard Shoves Reporter As EPA Bars Multiple News Outlets From Water Pollution Event

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building." The Environmental [...]

WV DEP Orders Rover Pipeline To Stop Construction, Citing Multiple Violations

By Kate Mishkin, Wvgazettemail.com -

State regulators have slapped a cease-and-desist order on a natural gas pipeline, citing multiple water pollution violations, according to a letter made public by the West Virginia Department of [...]

Baltimore’s Water Cleanup Infrastructure Becomes Public Sensation

By Alastar Boone, Citylab.com -

When John Kellett invented the Inner Harbor Wheel to collect trash from Baltimore’s popular waterway, he never imagined it would have eyeballs. Or a Twitter account. But these features have made [...]

Nestlé Pays $200 A Year To Bottle Water Near Flint

By Jessica Glenzain, www.theguardian.com -

By Jessica Glenzain for The Guardian - While Flint battles a water crisis, just two hours away the beverage giant pumps almost 100,000 times what an average Michigan resident uses into plastic [...]

Crumbling Pipes, Tainted Water Plague Black Communities

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese, www.troubledwater.news21.com -

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese for Troubled Water - CAMPTI, La. – Deep in the winding mass of crumbling back streets in Campti, Leroy Hayes sets a glass of water from [...]

Pollutants in Virtually All U.S. Public Water Systems

By Staff, www.ewg.org -

By Staff for Environmental Working Group. The disturbing truth is that, all too often, a glass of tap water also comes with a dose of industrial and agricultural contaminants that have been [...]

THAAD Rocket Fuel: Likely Ground Water Contamination Coming To Seongju, South Korea

By Bruce K. Gagnon, www.space4peace.blogspot.co.uk -

By Bruce K. Gagnon for Organizing Notes - The unwelcome US deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense (MD) system in Seongju, South Korea is not only a [...]

Fishing The Plastic Out Of The Ocean

By Jessica Murray, www.trueactivist.com -

By Jessica Murray for True Activist - An Amsterdam-based company called Plastic Whale is embarking on a positive initiative to combat plastic pollution by reusing plastic bottles in an innovative [...]

Judge Scrapped Pennsylvania Families’ $4.24M Water Pollution Verdict In Gas Drilling Lawsuit

By Sharon Kelly and Steve Horn, www.nationofchange.org -

By Sharon Kelly and Steve Horn for Nation of Change - For many residents of Carter Road in Dimock, Pennsylvania, it’s been nearly a decade since their lives were turned upside down by the arrival [...]

Activists: Charges In Flint Crisis Won’t Restore Faith In Government

By Auditi Guha, www.rewire.news -

By Auditi Guha for Rewire - Karina Petri, founder of Project Flint, said grassroots organizations like hers are struggling to find a voice for residents who have given up, some of whom have gone [...]

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