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New Mexico cites Kinder Morgan over gas spill cleanup

New Mexico says the pipeline company owes hazardous waste fees and a complaint that it interfered with testing contaminated soils from 2018 spill.
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Bill McKibben: It’s been an awful week for the fossil-fuel industry

Recent court victories show the effects of years of persistence and passion from Native groups, scientists, farmers, ranchers, environmental organizations, activists, and many others.
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The people killed the pipelines

The Dakota Access and Atlantic Coast pipelines fell because community members fought for their right to a safe, pollutant-free home.
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline canceled as delays and costs mount

Dominion Energy, one of the pipeline's two partners, also announced the sale of its gas transmission and storage assets.

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First Nations fail in top court bid to halt Trans Mountain pipeline

Chief challenging lower court ruling calls decision ‘a major setback for reconciliation.’
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EPA, Colorado sue Kerr-McGee over leak detection and repair in Weld County

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Using technology, indigenous monitors in the Amazon combat environmental crime

A number of communities have used technology to win important verdicts against oil companies or evict invaders from their territories.

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Hawaii sues e-cig giants Juul and Altria

The complaint alleges that JUUL, Altria, and their leaders engaged in unfair and deceptive practices to entice young customers.

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Fort Bragg families enter into class-action complaint against post’s housing provider

Three families filed a class-action complaint against the installation's housing partner, complaining of mold, lead-based paint and wood rot.

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St. James Parish takes on Big Plastic

In Cancer Alley, residents are fighting a new plastics factory, arguing its placement "reflects a racist society."

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Property insurance premiums rising dramatically in Florida

Home insurance is getting a whole lot more expensive, a wallet punch for residents of a state that already has the highest property insurance rates in the nation, not to mention a staggering unemployment problem from a surging pandemic.
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $2.1 billion in baby powder lawsuit

The court slammed the company while reducing the overall amount of required damages.
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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline battle is about people, not precedent

The rural, Native, Black, and Latinx communities protesting the controversial pipeline deserve clean, safe places to call home.
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Environmental activists worldwide face high risk of criminalization

In one-fifth of environmental conflicts around the world, activists face criminal charges or imprisonment as a result of their work defending natural resources, according to a new analysis.

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