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.
In 'Dutch vs. Shell' Case, Fossil Fuel's Future Is on Trial

In ‘Dutch vs. Shell’ Case, Fossil Fuel’s Future Is on Trial

In a groundbreaking climate case, 17,000 Dutch citizens and several environmental groups are suing a major oil firm at The Hague.
/ courts, human rights, International
“What We’re Talking About Is Whether People Are Going to Live or Die."

“What We’re Talking About Is Whether People Are Going to Live or Die.”

Environmental groups say the Trump administration's new ethane cracker air pollution standard is far too weak. The petrochemical industry says it's too strong. Both are challenging the rule in court.
/ human rights, Local, National
Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Trial of Attorney Who Fought Chevron’s Pollution in Ecuador Begins Monday

Steven Donziger may stand trial on criminal contempt charges without his own lawyer to represent him, after the judge denied his requests to postpone the case.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration at the International Court of Justice at the Hague. (Credit: Getty/Michel Porro)

Secret Tribunals and Hand-Picked Arbiters: A Little-known System Undermines Environmental Regulation

Amy Westervelt interviews Marcos Orellana, United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights.
Fires from unlined pits of oil waste in Ecuador create air polluiton. (Photo Carlos Villalon/Newsmakers)

“Like a War on the Environment” —Texaco’s 30 Years in Ecuador

Decades after drilling in the Amazon, the oil production waste Texaco left behind continues to sicken Indigenous communities.
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