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Donald Trump sure has shown those neoliberals how a Man of the People governs: For years, the Interior Department resisted proposals to raise the height of its towering Shasta Dam in Northern California. The department’s own scientists and researchers concluded that doing so would endanger rare plants and animals in the area, as well as […]

Our Water History

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On March 9, 2019

In the recesses of the internet, there are still people plugging away on blogs. We are one of them! But as one of the few independent blogs with actual readership still in existence, we know we are an

The Wages of Coal

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On December 9, 2018

West Virginia definitely needs to double down on coal: Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out. Some days it’s blue or gre

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Flint

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On May 8, 2017
Every time you think the Flint water crisis and the response of the state of Michigan couldn’t get any worse, you find out that it can always get worse. Melissa Mays and her family have been through a lot. They’ve been living in their four bedroom house with a big backyard in Flint, Michigan since […]

Western Water

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On June 21, 2016

I know the law job market is horrible, but I always felt that going into water law in the West was a pretty much limitless market, given the brutal battles between states and between the U.S. and Mexi

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Mike Lee, Family Values Republican, is a horrible human being. A bipartisan aid package to send $100 million to help the residents of Flint, Michigan deal with the widespread contamination that is still plaguing their drinking water, as well as funds for other communities that may have similar issues, is being held up by at […]

Historicizing Flint

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On February 6, 2016

If you are looking for some good long reads this Saturday, check out this forum on placing the Flint water crisis in historical context, featuring some of our leading environmental historians, as well

Water Politics

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On January 13, 2016

This is a really outstanding investigation into how California and thus federal water politics work. That agribusiness would create a Latino front group with the message that not delivering more water

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