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Colorado: Polis climate plan offers more details, but critics want more on environmental justice

The plan includes the start of an “equity framework,” but one activist says, “there could be more focus on frontline communities.”
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Will 2021 be the year for environmental justice legislation?

They want Trump's rollbacks rescinded and renewed emphasis on justice and equity via enforcement of federal law, from the Clean Air Act to FEMA recovery aid.

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Biden set to restore Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante to pre-Trump size

Little on-the-ground damage to the Utah public lands has been seen since they were shrunk in 2017. But conservationists say the sooner they can be properly protected again, the better.

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Forest defenders: A Panamanian tribe regains control of its land

The victory comes as mounting evidence shows that Indigenous groups are often the best protectors of their lands.

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Flint residents unimpressed by Snyder charges linked to lead poisoning

Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.

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The Seneca Nation is building food sovereignty, one bison at a time

The pandemic has spurred a reconnection to farming and Indigenous culture and foodways for the Seneca Nation.
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Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

"I literally could have cried," said Ariana Hawk after learning Tuesday that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others in his administration were expected to be charged in the water crisis.

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EPA: Trump leaves murky Superfund legacy

Environmental advocates have largely been critical of President Trump, but some still offer praise for the Trump EPA's attention to toxic sites.
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Four international water stories to watch in 2021

What are the large water events to pay attention to in 2021? What are the trends and flashpoints?
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What would Biden rejoining the Paris Agreement mean for Florida?

The Biden effect in Florida: From electric cars to solar energy, advocates hope a shift in tone has real impact on the ground.
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Tribal elders are dying from the pandemic, causing a cultural crisis for American Indians

The virus has killed American Indians at especially high rates, robbing tribes of precious bonds and repositories of language and tradition.
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Public housing and Superfund: A toxic legacy

More than 9,000 public housing properties are within a mile of a federal Superfund site.
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Mobile sources of pollution significant in Mon Valley, study says

U.S. Steel says soot pollution levels declined significantly when traffic declined during pandemic stay-at-home orders in March.
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Oil and gas industry fights new regulations in Ventura County

The county’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.
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Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

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"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

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"People in communities with fracking are fearful about the exposures they're facing from the industry."

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The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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