Capitol rioters walked away. Climate protesters saw a double standard

“There’s two worlds,” said one community activist who has been arrested several times at nonviolent protests. “And we’ve got to fix that.”
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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.


Documents detail TigerSwan infiltration of Standing Rock

North Dakota’s private security regulator said a trove of company documents showed TigerSwan’s denials were “willfully false and misleading.”

Indigenous protectors of these sacred peaks have kept others out—till now

The Arhuaco invite National Geographic to the upper reaches of their Colombian homeland to reveal threats we all face—and remind us of our roots in nature.

Native activists in Arizona resist Trump's border wall

  1. In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, a coalition of borderlands residents are fighting to preserve sacred lands.

Oil lobbyists attempt to influence pipeline safety legislation to further criminalize pipeline protests

A number of legislators have been receptive to lobbying efforts by the Association of Oil Pipelines, including Reps. Mike Bost, R-Ill., and Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.

Appalachia’s deep history of resistance

Protest runs through the region’s veins like coal seams through the mountains.

Actress Ellen Page spotlights 'environmental racism' in Canadian documentary

Hollywood star Ellen Page has returned to her native Nova Scotia to direct her first film on 'environmental racism' debuting at Toronto's International Film Festival.


‘I want them to have justice’: Inside the fight to save the Shubenacadie River

In Nova Scotia, water protectors have fiercely opposed a gas company’s plans for a decade, helped by a celebrity supporter.
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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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