User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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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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Bougainville: Will it become the world's next country? 21.11.2019 BBC: World
Bougainville has gone through colonialism and a separatist war. Will it vote to become independent?
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Miners vs. fishermen: Alaska's Pebble Mine risks wild salmon for gold 23.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

A giant open-pit copper and gold dig above Alaska's Bristol Bay could yield sales of more than $20 billion in two decades, but Pebble Mine would place the world's greatest wild salmon run at risk forever.

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U.S. public land workers assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over five-year period 22.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers.

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DR Congo: Illegal mine suffers deadly collapse in Kampene 3.10.2019 BBC: World
At least 14 people are reported killed at an illegal gold mine in the eastern town of Kampene.
No slumping in pumping despite strictures in Colorado’s new oil and gas law 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The more than two dozen rigs operating today in Colorado's oil and gas fields won't be going silent any time soon, even with the enactment this year of a law that promises to make life tougher for the industry statewide.
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'No Man's Sky' Beyond Update 2.03 Adds VR, Multiplayer & More - Patch Notes 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"No Man's Sky" update 2.03 has arrived on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Read the patch notes to learn everything new about Beyond.
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The Shift Toward Renewable Energy Is Coming. Western States Aren’t Ready. 10.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2018, record-setting federal oil and gas lease sales in the booming Permian Basin helped pump more than $600 million into New Mexico’s state coffers. With that cash burning a hole in its pockets, New Mexico upped education […]
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VP Mike Pence attending campaign events in Windsor and Aspen on Monday 22.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Vice President Mike Pence will make two stops in Colorado on Monday, but not tour Aurora's immigration detention facility, the site of a recent large scale protest and flag incident, as well as ongoing complaints about care.
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Neguse bill would ban drilling under Rocky Flats and other Superfund sites 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation's Superfund sites.
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Trump’s EPA May Be About to Screw Over America’s Biggest Wild Salmon Run 30.6.2019 Mother Jones
The war over America’s most productive wild salmon fishery, in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, has been brewing for nearly 40 years. Now, the Trump administration appears to be intervening on behalf of the mining industry—which is bad news for the salmon and the people who depend on them.  Forty million salmon migrate into the pristine bay […]
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DR Congo copper and cobalt miners killed in Kolwezi 28.6.2019 BBC: Business
The governor of Lualaba province says the fatalities are "clandestine artisanal diggers".
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Communities around Rocky Flats unite against oil and gas drilling near former nuclear weapons plant 4.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Leaders from nearly a dozen cities and counties surrounding Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge spoke with one voice Monday, formalizing their opposition to future oil and gas drilling on or under the land where plutonium triggers for the nation's nuclear arsenal were manufactured for decades.
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Are rare earth minerals China's trump card in its trade war with US? 29.5.2019 BBC: Business
There is speculation that China might restrict rare earth minerals to the US. What could the impact be?
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Green acitivists fighting the great fight dragged down by petty lawsuits 7.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Despite the crisis confronting our planet, environmental activism has become a dangerous activity. The latest threat is lawsuits.
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In “new era” of oil and gas regulation, Colorado communities waste no time writing own rules 6.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Less than three weeks after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a sweeping bill giving cities and towns in Colorado new powers to regulate oil and gas drilling, communities sitting atop the state's vast fossil fuel deposits are already looking at how to flex their newfound muscle. Lafayette, just hours after the bill was signed, added another six months to its moratorium on drilling in the city. Broomfield next week will discuss temporarily banning new oil and gas wells while it mulls new rules on drilling. And that's just a start.
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Retired Forest Service officials raise concerns about Twin Metals 4.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Former forest officials urge the Trump administration to reconsider mining near Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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Zamfara: Are banditry killings in Nigeria getting worse? 14.4.2019 BBC: World
Has the northern state of Zamfara seen an upsurge in violence this year?
Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s ethics problems aren’t going away 11.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump’s pick to the lead the Interior Department heads for a confirmation vote as early as Thursday, with his career as a lobbyist raising ethical and legal concerns and doubts about his independence from the energy and water industry groups he long represented.

Acting Secretary David...

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Interior Nominee’s Swampy Industry Ties Take Center Stage at Confirmation Hearing 29.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. David Bernhardt, the nominee to serve as the next secretary of the Interior Department, was questioned about his ties to industry and accused of meddling with agency science during a confirmation hearing on Thursday, but managed to walk away from the […]
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