Half Of Texas Without Clean Water

By Chase Lawrence, WSWS. -

More than 14.6 million Texans, about half of the population of the state, remained under a boil-water advisory Friday, according to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokeswoman Tiffany [...]

How A Black And Latinx Coalition Turned Utilities Back On In LaGrange

By Lewis Raven Wallace, Scalawag Magazine. -

Anton Flores thought it would be simple to help someone get their water turned back on.  "I had a single mom, who was undocumentable, whose utilities had been cut off, and she came to me," [...]

‘The Most Basic Form Of PPE’: 1.6 Million Households Face Water Shutoffs

By Jackie Botts, Cal Matters. -

The first thing Deborah Bell-Holt does each morning is check whether water still flows from her bathroom faucet. It always does, thanks to an April executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom [...]

The New Water Wars

By Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center. -

Weed, California is a small timber-dependent city in rural, far-northern California. In 2016, Roseburg Forest Products (RFP), using legal bullying and exploiting a lack of clarity around water [...]

Judge’s Ruling Deprives Community Of Their Voice In Water Decisions

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) has filed a Petition for Judicial Review of the Final Decision and Order issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [...]

600 Groups Urge Biden To Impose National Moratorium On Water Shut-offs

By Joseph Guzman, The Hill. -

Above photo: Detroit activists march for restoring local democracy and economic justice, and an end to the water shut-offs, July 18, 2014. Victoria Collier. Too many people are struggling to pay [...]

Water Should Not Be Traded On Wall Street

By Avexnim Cojti, Cultural Survival. -

On December 8, 2020, several media sources reported that fresh water started to be traded on Wall Street as a commodity such as gold and wheat. This comes as water scarcity is increasing in [...]

Wall Street Vultures Are Ready To Get Rich From Water Scarcity

By Nick Martin, The New Republic. -

Bloomberg reported on Sunday that California water futures are now officially on the Wall Street markets, with the United States–based CME Group heading up the 2021 contracts connected to the [...]

California Tribes Oppose Proposed Water Tunnel

By Nanette Deetz, Indian Country Today. -

In early March, just weeks before California shut down due to COVID-19, more than 200 tribal citizens, environmentalists and others gathered in the city of Redding to protest a proposed massive [...]

New Global Campaign – Nestle’s Troubled Waters

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Evart is taking center stage in North America’s “water wars” as local advocates demand that Nestlé Waters North America revert its claimed rights to the White Pine Springs back to the public [...]

Base Contaminates Maryland Waters With Toxic Chemicals

By Pat Elder, MilitaryPoisons.org. -

The Air Force has contaminated the groundwater at Joint Base Andrews with 39,700 parts per trillion of PFAS chemicals according to report released by the Air Force in May, 2018. This is not [...]

Flint-Linked Veolia Merger Brings Water Privatization Closer To ‘Global Reality’

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Veolia, one of the world’s largest private water corporations, has just announced the acquisition of 29.9 percent of Suez Water, another of the planet’s largest multinationals, with a plan to [...]

Protesters Block Highway Near Border Wall Construction

By Rafael Carranza, AZ Central. -

Tucson - Activists and allies of two O'odham groups protesting the construction of a border wall along ancestral tribal lands in southern Arizona temporarily blocked the highway leading to [...]

We Can Still Win The War On Plastic

By Michael K. Dorsey, Fair Observer. -

For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We’ve been winning that war. More and more consumers are [...]

Feds Can Be Sued For Failures In Flint Water Crisis

By Ed White, AP News. -

The federal government can be sued for negligence in the Flint water crisis, a judge said Wednesday, citing the failure of regulators to timely act as good Samaritans and blow the whistle on lead [...]