DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline

The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands. “These disasters prove that the… Read More

200+ Environmental Groups Call on EPA to Correct and Clarify Unsupported Top Claim in Major Fracking Study

Via Food and Water Watch: Letter Comes on Heels of Report Showing Major White House Influence on “Messaging” in the June 2015 Study NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Led by Food & Water Watch, more than 200 public… Read More

To EPA: Prisoner Populations Key to Environmental Justice Action Plan

  Via the Human Rights Defense Center   Washington, D.C. – The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) submitted a public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency today that provides input on the agency’s final draft of the EJ… Read More

Earth Watch: Panagioti Tsolkas from the Human Rights Defense Center

This week’s Earth Watch guest is Panagioti Tsolkas. Tsolkas works at Human Rights Defense Center in November 2014, coordinating community outreach efforts and volunteer involvement. He also directs HRDC’s Prison Ecology Project, which maps the connections between mass incarceration and… Read More

The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.

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