Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: water rights

A growing movement to reclaim water rights for Indigenous people

Native tribes are reliant on their local water sources, which have been continuously exploited and contaminated by the U.S. government and non-Native people. Indigenous groups are finding new ways to demand justice.

Millions of Americans face water shutoffs during pandemic

“It’s a package of related factors – institutional racism, environmental injustice, and poverty – which means communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the same communities most vulnerable to water shutoffs.”

Trump EPA sets tap water limit for rocket fuel chemical 3X...

"Instead of taking action to lower the levels of this rocket fuel chemical in drinking water, the administration’s plan will endanger the health of future generations of kids.”

Citizens begin reclaiming coal country after decades of corporate land grabs

But figuring out who owns abandoned mines in Appalachia is harder than you’d think.

“Our water, our right”: 10 global struggles for public water

We bring you 10 inspiring stories of communities and cities working to reclaim public control over water and wastewater services from major private water multinationals.

From Flint To Standing Rock To Upstate NY, Organizing To Save...

We cannot sacrifice the planet for profits.

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New study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in rainwater

Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.