Farmer Spends 16 Years Studying Law To Sue Chemical Firm ‘Polluting His Land’ – And Wins – TruthTheory – May 26, 2017

By Luke Miller Truth Theory Wang Enlin a farmer living in the Yushutun village, China has spent over 16 years studying law to sue the chemical company that allegedly polluted his land. According to reports from Chinese news site The People, a 2001 government document claimed the contaminated farmland ‘can not be used for a long…

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More than 700 Oil Spills in North Dakota Reported in the Same Month Pipeline Opens – Waking Times – May 25, 2017

Alex Pietrowski Waking Times There’s more reason to be concerned about the Dakota Access Pipeline than you may think. The distress expressed by water protesters at Standing Rock is not just for the sake of opposing big oil. There is a valid reason: the prevalence of oil spills in North Dakota. To emphasize this possibility, let’s take…

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This Country Just Banned All Metals Mining to Save the Environment – May 2, 2017

Christina Sarich, Staff WriterWaking Times El Salvador just banned all metal mining to save its environment and people. It is the first country to make such a precedent-setting move. Most mining projects greatly damage the livelihoods and lifestyle of rural people, contaminating their water, their soil, and often cutting away large swaths of earth to…

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