User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Resource Conflicts
Last updated: Sep 26 2017 13:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Brazil blocks Amazon mining after outcry 26.9.2017 BBC: Business
The area, around the size of Denmark, is rich in gold and minerals - and protected from mining.
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5 things you need to know about the Rohingya crisis — and how it could roil Southeast Asia 14.9.2017 Washington Post
5 things you need to know about the Rohingya crisis — and how it could roil Southeast Asia
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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining 24.8.2017 BBC: Business
The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold.
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Trump's crude view of Afghanistan won't solve U.S.'s longest-running war 27.7.2017 Washington Post: World
Trump's new plan: Take the minerals?
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The Daily 202: Senate Republicans still face narrow path to pass health-care bill after procedural victory 26.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A vote last night underscores the ideological rifts that remain.
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Were the raw materials in your iPhone mined by children in inhumane conditions? 23.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Last year, I visited the sprawling mines of Cerro Rico, the “rich hill” that looms over Potosi, Bolivia. Four centuries ago, it supplied the silver that bankrolled the Spanish empire. Today, miners who work in the same tunnels as 16th century conscripted Incan laborers are providing tin for Apple...

The Energy 202: Trump gets the chance to make his coal rhetoric reality 12.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Bipartisan group of senators are introducing a bill to strengthen clean coal technology.
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EPA seeks to reverse its opposition to controversial Alaskan gold mine 12.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump administration has taken a key step toward paving the way for a controversial gold, copper and molybdenum mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed, marking a sharp reversal from former president Barack Obama’s opposition to the project. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed withdrawing its 2014 determination barring any large-scale mine in the area because it would imperil the region’s valuable sockeye salmon fishery. The agency said it would accept public ...
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Controversial Alaskan gold mine could be revived under Trump's EPA 12.7.2017 Washington Post
Controversial Alaskan gold mine could be revived under Trump's EPA
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As coal dwindles, mining states trim safety inspections 30.6.2017 AP National
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners' safety habits....
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Trump boasts about dumping many Obama-era regulations. Here's a look at some 28.6.2017 LA Times: Nation
With 14 congressional overturns, the Trump administration is pushing for less federal oversight.
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The Energy 202: How low can the Trump administration make staffing levels go? 26.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Members of President Trump’s Cabinet in charge of energy and environmental policy have begun sharpening their knives as they prepare to cut head counts at the agencies they oversee.
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Here are 4 things to know about Mongolia's presidential election on Monday 23.6.2017 Washington Post
Here are 4 things to know about Mongolia's presidential election on Monday
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The Energy 202: Exxon, GM and Pepsi plan to back carbon tax floated by ex-GOP officials 20.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The proposal would rollback Obama-era environmental regulations.
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Violence warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule 7.6.2017 AP Business
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring American companies to report their use of conflict minerals, warn Congolese civic groups, rights groups and U.S. senators....
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Violence warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule 7.6.2017 Washington Post: World
Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring American companies to report their use of conflict minerals, warn Congolese civic groups, rights groups and U.S. senators.
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Risks warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule 7.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring American companies to report their use of conflict minerals, warn Congolese civic groups, rights groups and U.S. senators. “The conflict minerals rule has […]
Don't oppose drilling if you want state cash, Utah lawmaker tells Torrey voters 30.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Fremont River winds through Torrey, but the historic southern Utah town gets its drinking water 15 miles away from springs on Thousand Lakes Mountain in Fishlake National Forest. Town leaders in the 1980s tapped this distant source with a 6-inch pipeline that has become inadequate as tourists continue to flock to this gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. But the pro-conservation politics of some residents may be working against Torrey’s quest for funding from the Utah Community Impact Boar... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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School district pulls suicide book 'Thirteen Reasons Why' 17.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that’s the basis for Netflix’s popular new series “13 Reasons Why,” which some critics say romanticizes suicide. The order rankled some librarians who called it censorship, and it appears to be a rare instance in which the book has been removed from circulation — albeit briefly. It also has highlighted the debate a...
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South America's indigenous groups used to line up with the left. Not anymore. 12.5.2017 Washington Post
South America's indigenous groups used to line up with the left. Not anymore.
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