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    Biden’s EPA to Restore Power of States and Tribes to Block Pipelines

    Biden’s EPA to Restore Power of States and Tribes to Block Pipelines

    In a move that will reverse a rule from the former Trump administration, the Biden administration is prepared to again allow states and Tribes to block energy projects, like pipelines and coal terminals, that could pollute local waterways. Since 1972, the Clean Water Act has allowed states and Tribes to review federal project permits and […]

    Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

    Meet the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners

    A teenage girl in California who shut down a toxic oil-drilling site; a Nigerian lawyer who got long-overdue justice for communities devastated by two Shell pipeline spills; two Indigenous Ecuadorians who protected their ancestral lands from gold mining. These are just some of the inspiring winners of this year’s so-called “Green Nobel Prize.” The Goldman […]

    Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

    Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), over a 2020 ruling requiring an environmental review of the oil pipeline, The Guardian reported. The lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who — along with the Cheyenne River Sioux […]

    Environmental Defender Missing in Mexico

    Environmental Defender Missing in Mexico

    An Indigenous environmental defender is missing in Mexico. Irma Galindo Barrios has been working to protect forests in the Mexican state of Oaxaca from illegal logging. She was last seen on October 27, and Indigenous communities in Mexico are demanding her safe return. “Please sign the petition to pressure Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Presidente De […]

    Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded From COP26, Continue Calling for Action

    Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded From COP26, Continue Calling for Action

    Indigenous groups from around the world are preparing to travel to Glasgow for COP26 to call for climate action and demand a greater say in negotiations, the Arizona Republic reports. However, despite being among the least culpable and most harmed by the climate crisis, they will not be fully credentialed while they seek to influence […]