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No Dakota Access Pipeline

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By Jennifer Krill

September 12, 2016

In an unprecedented joint statement, the US Departments of Army, Justice and Interior announced a halt to construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, just minutes after a federal judge ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

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A year later the Animas River mine spill could happen again

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By Jennifer Krill

August 10, 2016

Anyone who saw the river turn orange will remember it for the rest of their lives. One year ago over 3 million gallons of toxic waste from the inactive Gold King mine cascaded into Colorado’s Animas River.  

Arsenic. Lead. A variety of other cancer-causing pollutants. Together they made the Animas River one of the West’s most contaminated places, nominated for Superfund designation. And since we lack the necessary rules to hold mining companies accountable for the pollution they create, American taxpayers like you and me are the ones who will pay the tens of millions of dollars to clean it up.

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