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Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own
by Adam Lynch
The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by March 13.
Why Science Can’t Be Silent
by Clo Copass, Kim Eckart, Tracy Loeffeholz Dunn
Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.
Science Isn’t Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part
by Madeline Ostrander
The internet and new technology are reviving the role citizens can play in documenting the world around us.
In California’s Imperial Valley, Residents Aren’t Waiting for Government to Track Pollution
by Paulina Phelps
For marginalized communities along the California-Mexico border, projects to gather and share scientific reports are crucial to holding agencies accountable.
The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
In Defense of Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet—and All Journalists
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
If you’ve valued our Standing Rock coverage over the months, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Monet. Journalism is not a crime.
Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
by J. Gabriel Ware, James Trimarco
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
3 Creative Solutions to Protect Water, Wildlife, and a Warming City
by Araz Hachadourian, Paulina Phelps, Olivia Anderson
In the heat zone of Louisville, Kentucky, 170 residents have been trained as “citizen foresters.”
University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts
by Melissa Hellmann
The UC system is severing $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo over, among other things, the bank’s ties to private prison corporations.
“Valve Turner” Case a Mistrial, but Also a Warning for Direct Action Activists
by Valerie Schloredt
Criminal sabotage was one of the charges for Ken Ward, who with fellow activists in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota shut down pipelines carrying tar sands oil.
Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest
by Frances Madeson
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Winona LaDuke on New Ways to Keep Pipelines Out of the Great Lakes
by Winona LaDuke
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
Banks Agree to Talk With Tribe (While Handing over Millions for Dakota Access)
by James Trimarco
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
Standing Rock Chairman Demands “Leader to Leader” Meeting With Trump
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly has been directed to issue the Dakota Access pipeline easement, even though the environmental review is in the middle of a public comment period.