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July 30, 2019

Clean Water Emerging as A Top Tier Campaign Issue

Last week, Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand made safe drinking water a key environmental plank in their campaigns.  Harris promised to work for passage of her “Water Justice Act” that would invest nearly $220 billion in clean and safe drinking water...

May 21, 2019

One Million CA Residents Exposed to Dirty Drinking Water

The NY Times published a blistering exposé yesterday, in which it reported that “more than 300 public water systems in California serve unsafe drinking water, according to public compliance data compiled by the California State Water Resources Control...

February 15, 2019

Flint water crisis: what’s next?

We’ve written this week about what happened to cause the Flint water crisis, who (if anyone) is being held accountable and what is being done by the current governor to ensure that a case of injustice at this magnitude doesn’t happen again. It’s...

February 14, 2019

Flint water crisis: what’s being done?

Yesterday we wrote about how the people responsible for the Flint water crisis have not yet been held accountable. Partially because justice has not been brought to the city, a new Democratic governor (Gretchen Whitmer) was elected last fall and just last week...

February 13, 2019

Flint water crisis: who’s to blame?

As we wrote yesterday, what happened in Flint to cause water contamination at such a mass scale was a failure at many levels of government. However, despite this systematic failure, Flint’s residents deserve for the people who willingly (or even criminally)...

February 12, 2019

Flint water crisis: background

The Flint Water Crisis is one of the most blatant instances of environmental injustice in recent years. It was a failure at many levels of governance, full of complexities and ongoing litigation yet to date, no lasting solution has been offered to Flint’s...

January 24, 2019

Salty runoff creating “chemical cocktails” in drinking water

Last Week we wrote about the detriment that road salt can have on waterways, plants, and animals and how runoff is causing dead zones in lakes. It turns out that the story doesn’t stop there and all that salt is actually reacting with soil and water pipes to...

April 27, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Pruitt’s Ethics Under Fire – But Only By Dems, Republicans Stand Behind Pruitt’s Regulatory Roll Backs, Environmental Anxiety Growing Under Trump, Hot Sauce in Hot Water, Climate Superheroes in Comic Book Form, This Week’s ODP Superhero: LeeAnne Waters

Our Daily Planet: Scott Pruitt contradicts Scott Pruitt plus See results from our first poll — the ODP Environmental Anxiety Index Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans...

March 23, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Earth Hour, World Water Day In Tweets and a Video, China Takes Advantage of US Deregulation To Supply Its Citizens With Pork, Interview of the Week: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, CEO of OceanCollectiv, Great Pacific Garbage Patch Bigger Than Previously Thought, Hero of the Week: Monica Lewis-Patrick

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