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A Brave Journalist (And Friend of Mine) Just Got Arrested…For Going to a Public Meeting 23.1.2020 Mother Jones
Yesterday I woke up to horrible news, a Facebook message alerting me that a good friend had been arrested and detained while working in Indonesia. Philip Jacobson, 30, is an editor for Mongabay, a US-based nonprofit that covers environmental news in the Southeast Asian archipelago and around the world. He was on the island of […]
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Rep. McCollum introduces bill to ban mining near the Boundary Waters 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The proposal would mean an end to the Twin Metals Minnesota project, which would establish an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely. But President Trump has been a vocal supporter of new mining projects in northeastern Minnesota.
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“Brazen and shameless:” outrage as controversial Indian mining company opens tribal school 13.1.2020 Survival International
The Chief Minister of Odisha and Priti Adani, wife of Adani's founder, at the opening of the new Adani-KISS school, Jan 2020. © 5dariyanews A controversial Indian mining company whose operations threaten lands, forests and sacred sites vital to thousands of tribal families has opened a residential school for tribal children in Odisha, India in an effort to “transform” them. Adani, a $13billion corporation, is embroiled in controversy in India and Australia . In India its coal mines threaten the forests and livelihoods of thousands of Gond, Santhal and Munda tribespeople. Its new school for tribal children is a partnership with KISS (the Kalinga Institute for Social Sciences), whose existing school for 27,000 tribal children in Odisha is the largest tribal residential school in the world. KISS boasts that the institution turns “tax consumers into tax payers, liabilities into assets.” Survival International has recently launched a campaign against these kinds of “Factory Schools,” which practice systematic ...
Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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Opinion: Why California's climate solution isn't cutting it 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California's cap-and-trade program, gamed by the oil companies, has so many exceptions it's nearly toothless.

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Trump's plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks 31.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration's plans to weaken clean water protections would lift limits on how much pollution can be dumped into small streams and wetlands, a move that could threaten arid Western states. In New Mexico, the Clean Water Act will essentially cease to exist.

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A California town in love with old-time longboard skiing 31.12.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Tiny Johnsville in California's Plumas County prides itself in keeping up an early mining sporting tradition by hosting longboard races every year.

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Opinion: How a bipartisan bill in Congress could save farms like mine 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Senate needs to follow the House's lead and pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would help farms like mine survive.

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Twin Metals submits formal plans for mine near the Boundary Waters 18.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposed underground copper-nickel mine near Ely in the Superior National Forest now begins a long environmental review and permitting process. Twin Metals opponents have called on Gov. Tim Walz to block the project.
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The Twin Metals mine is about to begin its public review process. Here's why it’s so important 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Before the end of the year, Twin Metals plans to submit its official plans for an underground copper-nickel mine to state and federal regulators. That’s a huge step for the contentious project, which will be located just outside the Boundary Waters, because it will kick off the mine's environmental review and permitting. That process is long and complex. It’s also controversial.
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The coal industry is shrinking — here's what miners need for a just transition 5.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Programs should be nurtured to have lasting effects, rather than serving as short-term band-aids.
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Colorado rethinks dam safety as climate change heightens risk for state’s 27 “unsatisfactory” structures 1.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver Post examination of state records and interviews with dam safety officials found that, among 432 high-hazard dams statewide where failure likely would kill people, 27 are rated by state inspectors as unsatisfactory. A dozen have been classified that way for more than five years, records show.
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Greenland is not for sale - but it has the rare earth minerals that America wants 25.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Arctic territory has a wealth of rare earth resources that the U.S. has labeled as essential to national defense.
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Colorado to provide next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree 20.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
U.S. Forest Service officials said Monday a tree will be cut from Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre or Gunnison national forest to adorn the Capitol building’s West Lawn in 2020.
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Controversial Glenwood Springs mine expansion potentially blocked after Garfield County suspends new mining permit applications 20.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
County officials in Colorado have imposed a moratorium on new or amended mining and gravel projects for the next six months to allow time to create a 2030 comprehensive plan and adjust the land-use code.
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Glenwood Springs commits $1.25 million to fight quarry 17.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The leader of a western Colorado community that relies on tourism is vowing to do everything he can to stop the proposed expansion of a nearby limestone quarry.
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Glenwood without springs? Mountain town mobilizes against mine expansion 14.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
A plan to vastly expand a limestone mining operation on the northern edge of Glenwood Springs will set this West Slope tourist town back a century, destroying its burgeoning tourist economy and clogging its streets with hundreds of trucks a day, critics say.
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Glenwood hot springs owners fear mining expansion could irreparably damage centuries-old cave, spring 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Owners of Iron Mountain Hot Springs and the Glenwood Hot Springs say a proposed mining expansion could ruin the centuries-old attractions.
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Policy News: November 4, 2019 4.11.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Senate Advances Spending Bills, Status of Appropriations Uncertain Bills fund the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, National Science Foundation and more. Congress House passes bills banning mining and drilling the Grand Canyon and Chaco National Historical Park. Executive Branch White House revives President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Conservation ...
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