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One of America’s top environmental activists is fighting the legal battle of his life

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion.net An Oregon man could face decades behind bars for his part in a coordinated direct action that disrupted the flow of millions of gallons of tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in the … Continue reading One of America’s top environmental activists is fighting the legal battle of his life

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New lawsuits target Monsanto over lingering chemicals and a longstanding cover-up

“Monsanto helped to create the problem and should be a part of the solution,” said Marlene Feist, utilities director of strategic development in Spokane, WA. The problem is contamination from Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were used to insulate electric equipment … Continue reading New lawsuits target Monsanto over lingering chemicals and a longstanding cover-up

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Standing Rock stopped a pipeline. These Native Americans want to stop an oil terminal.

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion A Washington state tribe trying to stop a planned oil terminal expansion near its reservation says grassroots resistance is working—citing a trend of similar proposals being dropped in the state and the success of … Continue reading Standing Rock stopped a pipeline. These Native Americans want to stop an oil terminal.

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Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

With reporting by Renee Lewis / Source Al Jazeera English Thousands of protesters have taken their frustration over Donald Trump‘s presidential election win onto the streets for a third straight night, following previous outbreaks of window-smashing and fire-setting. Protests swept on Friday … Continue reading Protests against Donald Trump continue across US

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Tons of cow poop is messing with these people’s water, but they’re afraid to speak up

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion.net GRANDVIEW, WA — Plumes of dust blowing off of piles of manure, the smell of ammonia in the air, polluted groundwater, and a deadly birth defect cluster have residents of Yakima’s Lower Valley worried … Continue reading Tons of cow poop is messing with these people’s water, but they’re afraid to speak up

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Generational injustice: Inside the legal movement suing for climate action now

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion.net EUGENE, Ore.—‘The most important lawsuit on the planet right now’ was born in a small, unassuming office on a tree-lined street in the liberal Oregon city of Eugene. The office is home to Our … Continue reading Generational injustice: Inside the legal movement suing for climate action now

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Vote on nation’s first carbon tax sets off environmental justice row

By Renee Lewis / Source Fusion.net A carbon tax on the ballot this November could be Washington state’s last chance to reduce emissions before it’s too late, advocates say, but environmental and social justice groups say it doesn’t do enough … Continue reading Vote on nation’s first carbon tax sets off environmental justice row