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Nation’s First Lawsuit Filed Against EPA’s Scott Pruitt

By Columbia Riverkeeper Brett VandenHeuvel, EcoWatch Reposted with permission from EcoWatch Thursday, Columbia Riverkeeper filed the nation’s first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator Scott Pruitt, Columbia Riverkeeper et al. v. Pruitt. Pruitt has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. As Attorney General of Oklahoma, he repeatedly sued the EPA to weaken ...


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The Dam Truth

From Oroville to Hoover Dam – Seven Reasons Why Climate Change Will Undermine Dams and Reservoirs as a Source of Water and Electricity Ten years ago I was pictured on the front page of the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper giving a presentation titled, “The Dam Truth.” The movie, “The Inconvenient Truth,” had just come out ...


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Will This Wild, Secret Himalayan River Be Dammed?

The Karnali River – Nepal’s biggest and last free-flowing river, and the sacred headwaters of the Ganges – is threatened by a massive dam Megh Ale (pronounce “Ah-lay”) is a patient man. His eyes twinkle, the corners of which turn up into a soft smile almost all the time. He used to be a monk ...


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Free the Snake River, Remove the Dams

Gary Wockner, EcoWatch Reposted with permission from EcoWatch. Buck Ryan, the Snake River Waterkeeper, put it this way, “Removing hydroelectric dams is progress—we no longer have to destroy rivers and kill endangered fish to keep the lights on.” As I paddled my kayak amidst the hundreds of people in the Free The Snake flotilla last ...