Tapped Out Part 1: Power, justice and water in the West
Power, justice and water in the West
Eight INN member news organizations document serious concerns including contamination, excessive groundwater pumping and environmental inequity.
Read the stories in the collaboration below.
SJV Water, Center for Collaborative Journalism, The New York Times
May 25, 2021
The very ground upon which Corcoran, California, was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily by agriculture.
May 14, 2021
The Gila River Indian Community is ensuring that its members have long-term access to their own resources while helping solve broader water…
New Mexico In Depth
May 7, 2021
A new project comes as a result of a historic agreement that settled Navajo Nation claims to water in this region after decades of discussions.
May 6, 2021
An environmental coalition lobbies for a moratorium on mega-dairies, which have proliferated in a water-challenged area in Oregon.
California Health Report and High Country News
May 5, 2021
Some rural California communities have waited nearly a decade for state regulators to repair their tainted drinking-water systems.
Circle of Blue
May 4, 2021
Toxic blooms are a public health risk and increase water treatment costs.
Circle of Blue
May 3, 2021
A monitoring program tracks toxic cyanobacteria and influences change.
The collaboration participants are INN members California Health Report and High Country News; SJV Water and the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism; Circle of Blue; Columbia Insight; Ensia; and New Mexico In Depth.
This project was made possible by a grant from The Water Desk, with support from Ensia and INN’s Amplify News Project.
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