In May, eight INN members spent three months exposing power inequity, failures of justice and a lack of water in the West. The reporting led to $3 million in federal dollars to bring water to Gallup, California, and surrounding areas, as well as international attention to surface water transfer programs.
Since then, what’s gotten better? What’s gotten worse? Learn more in part two of our Tapped Out series.
Read the stories in the collaboration below.
Tapped Out: Second round of reporting leads to deeper coverage, stories otherwise untold
Nine INN newsrooms spent several months reporting on water justice issues in the rural Western U.S. The participants — California Health Report, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism/SJV Water, Circle of Blue, Colorado Public Radio, Columbia Insight, The Counter, High Country News and New Mexico In Depth — explored issues including contaminated water, drought, overuse of groundwater and land ownership.