User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Resource Conflicts
Last updated: Nov 18 2017 03:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Developer of planned Aurora community is rebuffed by drillers as he seeks to move proposed well sites 18.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Developers behind the Aurora Highlands are seeking a new drilling plan that would create a bigger buffer between oil and gas development and the homes they want to build. But producers in the area aren't buying in.
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The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’ 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Pruitt explains why he wants to partner with the businesses he regulates.
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Pebble Mine is a poison pill for Alaska's wild salmon 9.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Bristol Bay watershed, in southwest Alaska, comprises 40,000 square miles of bogs and evergreen forests, rimmed by distant mountains and shimmering with rivers and feeder streams. In these waterways, miracles happen. Together they sustain the largest remaining salmon fishery on Earth.

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Colorado Divide: Is hemp the answer for a rural county hoping to rely less on mining? 27.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The threat of extinction has spurred hope in the West End of Montrose County, buoyed by innovation and a bohemian embrace of a new Montrose County economy that moves away from a traditional reliance on mining.
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Trump's devotion to coal mining puts Utah dinosaur discoveries in danger, scientists say 27.10.2017 LA Times: Nation
Scientists fear that a Trump administration plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will spoil one of the planet's top dinosaur fossil sites. Areas removed from the monument would be open to coal mining, oil drilling and mineral extraction.
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Trump's push for coal mining will endanger dinosaur discoveries in Utah, scientists fear 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Scientists fear that a Trump administration plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will spoil one of the planet's top dinosaur fossil sites. Areas removed from the monument would be open to coal mining, oil drilling and mineral extraction.
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Here’s why a Broomfield vote on oil and gas wells has Adams County residents up in arms 24.10.2017 Denver Post: Business
A dispute between Adams and Broomfield counties will come to a head Tuesday night when Broomfield City Council decides whether to approve an operational agreement with Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. that will place nearly 50 wells next to a longtime Adams County neighborhood.
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The Energy 202: Western wildfires spark compromise on firefighting in Washington 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A group of senators, led by Maria Cantwell, will today introduce legislation.
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The Energy 202: Coal production is actually up under Trump. Should he get credit? 12.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Not really, say experts.
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The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire 6.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire
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The Energy 202: Why it will take so long to bring power back to Puerto Rico 4.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Why it will take so long to bring power back to Puerto Rico
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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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