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Seeking ways to protect drinking water from fossil fuel pollution in northern Great Plains

North Dakota's water supplies are at risk from contaminants from fracking wastewater, but residents are fighting back.

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Paddle protest at Marsh Creek Lake calls for Mariner East shutdown

As cleanup crews worked to remove thousands of gallons of drilling mud from a Chester County lake on Wednesday, residents gathered to protest the Mariner East pipeline project, citing a litany of environmental damage.

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Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down pending review, federal judge rules

The ruling, a victory for the Native American and environmentalist groups who oppose the pipeline, said that it must be emptied of oil by Aug. 5.
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As pandemic magnifies Navajo Nation water deficit, coronavirus funding questions arise

Navajo Nation president and residents want to use federal COVID-19 funds on water infrastructure. Is that allowed?

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The hell of sheltering in place without running water

Surviving a pandemic gets all the more complicated when you can't wash your hands or cook or flush your toilets.
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How a pipeline is dividing Minnesota's Democrats ahead of Super Tuesday

Minnesota Democrats have long relied on support from rural union towns. But debate over an oil pipeline has divided the party.
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Tribal nation condemns 'desecration' to build border wall

Construction of a wall on the Arizona border is endangering sacred Indigenous sites — including an oasis that has supported human beings for the last 16,000 years.
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Two million Americans don't have running water in their homes, according to DigDeep report

Native American households are 19 times as likely as white households to lack indoor plumbing, the report notes.
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Watch: Seneca Nation celebrates after fracking water treatment permits are revoked

The Seneca Nation of Indians have declared victory after a proposed project to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River was nixed by the local water authority. EHN previously reported on the widespread opposition to the project.

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Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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