As Border Wall Advances Across Sacred Lands, Native Activists Meet It With Prayer and Protest

As Border Wall Advances Across Sacred Lands, Native Activists Meet It With Prayer and Protest

Citing their rights to religious freedom, Kumeyaay and Tohono O'odham activists are using ceremony to try and slow border wall construction on their historic lands.
A Black 'Cancer Alley' Community Makes Gains Against Massive Plastics Plant

A Black ‘Cancer Alley’ Community Makes Gains Against Massive Plastics Plant

The Biden-Harris administration's first environmental racism challenge may be Formosa's $9.4 billion petrochemical 'ethane cracker' in St James Parish, Louisiana.
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Alaska's Climate Candidate for Senate Won't Concede Until Every Vote Is Counted

Alaska’s Climate Candidate for Senate Won’t Concede Until Every Vote Is Counted

Independent Al Gross, a fisherman and orthopedic surgeon, still hopes to upset incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan.
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A South Bronx Climate Candidate Is Making Her Third Bid for State Assembly

A South Bronx Climate Candidate Is Making Her Third Bid for State Assembly

In one of New York’s most polluted districts, a 29-year-old with bold visions for environmental justice hopes to unseat a 26-year incumbent.
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Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Amendment 5 would make it legal for local officials to bargain away billions of dollars in future taxes for one up-front payment.
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In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

If her long-shot campaign succeeds, the South Memphis activist will be only the third Black woman to sit in the U.S. Senate, and Tennessee's first Democratic senator since Al Gore.
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