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Report slams EPA civil rights compliance.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:00am
The nation’s top environmental regulator has failed to meet its civil-rights obligations, forcing communities to endure extreme delays or inaction when seeking respite from polluters, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found.

Trump touts drilling's potential, botches facts, at shale industry conference.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:00am
The shale gas and oil industry gathered in Pittsburgh this week for a major annual East Coast conference, Shale Insight 2016, and to hear the words of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who served as the keynote speaker.

Has a decade of Golden State climate diplomacy made a difference?

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:00am
The Brazilians are frustrated. They've just learned that California, yet again, has delayed making a decision on whether to allow its businesses to fund greenhouse gas reduction efforts in other countries.

Lessons from the environmental front line .

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:00am
The Dakota pipeline protests have drawn indigenous people from across the Americas. But everyone else needs to understand it’s their fight too.

US, Canada aboriginal tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment.

How do you prepare for 'a case for the ages?'

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
The latest stage in the landmark legal battle will be packed into a single day at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where 16 lawyers will spar over the Clean Air Act, federalism and procedural issues that will help judges decide the rule's fate.

Court adds 10th judge to hear arguments over landmark rule.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
In a surprise twist to the legal battle over the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit expanded the panel of judges that will hear arguments next week.

Native American tribes bring Dakota pipeline fight to US Congress.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Native American tribes took their fight to Washington on Thursday to stop development of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline, as Democrats in the U.S. Congress urged the federal government to scrap construction permits and reconsider the project.

VIDEO: Company fights city's coke breeze restrictions.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
A company seeking to store piles of the industrial byproduct coke breeze on the banks of the Detroit River has gone to court to fight the city's restrictions.

EPA response to East Chicago lead typical for soil contamination.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Government officials first found high levels of lead and arsenic at an East Chicago lead smelting plant in 1985. Thirty years later, after countless soil samples and elevated blood lead level tests, clean-up has begun. Why did it take so long?

Lead crisis in housing project was actually no surprise.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
When the mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, ordered the evacuation of a 40-year-old public-housing complex this summer because of severe lead contamination, many people wondered: How could the problem have been overlooked for so long?

US, Canada aboriginal tribes form alliance to stop oil pipelines.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment.

How do you prepare for 'a case for the ages?'

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
The latest stage in the landmark legal battle will be packed into a single day at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where 16 lawyers will spar over the Clean Air Act, federalism and procedural issues that will help judges decide the rule's fate.

Court adds 10th judge to hear arguments over landmark rule.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
In a surprise twist to the legal battle over the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit expanded the panel of judges that will hear arguments next week.

Archeologists denounce Dakota Access pipeline for destroying artifacts.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Archeologists and museum directors have denounced the “destruction” of Native American artifacts during the construction of a contentious oil pipeline in North Dakota, as the affected tribe condemned the project in an address to the United Nations.

Native American tribes bring Dakota pipeline fight to US Congress.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Native American tribes took their fight to Washington on Thursday to stop development of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline, as Democrats in the U.S. Congress urged the federal government to scrap construction permits and reconsider the project.

Stabenow, Peters slam GOP Senate for dropping Flint aid.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Michigan’s Democratic senators criticized leaders of the Republican-controlled Senate Thursday for excluding Flint assistance in a short-term federal budget bill as the city struggles to recover from its tainted water crisis.

Gadsden Water Works sues more than 30 companies over water pollution.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Gadsden's Water Works and Sewer Board has filed a lawsuit against 32 carpet and textile companies and chemical suppliers, saying they are responsible for polluting the city's water.

ExxonMobil to pay $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Montana and the U.S. government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on Wednesday.

Don’t forsake poor people in climate change fight.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:00am
Environmental justice advocates have raised concerns that a cap and trade system will forgo local reductions in co-pollutants, such as particulates and other toxics that more directly impact disadvantaged communities.

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