User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Senate Republicans want to get to ‘yes’ on the health-care bill, but first — some posturing 23.6.2017 Washington Post
Much of the concern that Republican senators expressed about the draft health-care bill felt more like political posturing than genuine threats to torpedo the effort.
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If Bears Ears monument gets smaller, oil and gas operators are poised to push for drilling rights 17.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In making their case for rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, Utah officials have downplayed the potential for oil and gas development on the lands that five tribes persuaded President Barack Obama’s administration to set aside under the Antiquities Act. But a review of Bureau of Land Management records indicates that industry does hope to tap hydrocarbon deposits under parts of the Bears Ears region that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke may soon recommend removing from the monument. If Presi...
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A hidden cost of corruption: environmental devastation 17.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Traveling on the Patuca River in Honduras, you can see kleptocracy’s effects.
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The Energy 202: Paris and Kyoto have a lot more in common than you might think 14.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
President Trump could learn from George W. Bush's mistakes.
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Trump's EPA wants to focus on Superfund cleanups. Will its plans take climate change into account? 14.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

The pioneers who built Seattle polluted and plumbed the lower Duwamish River for a century, straightening its wild curves and saturating its sediment with toxic chemicals from an asphalt plant, Boeing manufacturing facilities and other industries.

The damage was so severe that the last five miles...

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EPA had no rules for working at risky mines when spill tainted Utah rivers, investigators say 13.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in Utah and two other states, government investigators said Monday. The agency started work on safety standards after the spill and expects to finish them Friday, investigators from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General said. An EPA-led contractor crew was excavating at the inactive Gold King Mine in southwes... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Datebook: Marisa Merz at the Hammer, artists at Mt. Wilson, the color of art, a sanctuary installation 1.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Art openings around Los Angeles and beyond.
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$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service 1.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
President Donald Trump's administration and the courts allowed the pipeline to be completed earlier this year.
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These Stunning Photos Show the Real Cost of a Pipeline 27.5.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As police in riot gear swept the last protesters from camps near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in late February, two dozen men and women arrived in this small ranching and lumber town 1,200 miles to the northwest. They were armed with maps, posters, doughnuts and coffee, and hoped to sell locals on an oil pipeline—one larger and potentially more hazardous than the Dakota Access. They wore its name on their matching green jackets: Trans Mountain. Town officials were already on board. They had signed on in exchange for about $330,000 (420,000 Canadian dollars) from the pipeline's American owner, Kinder Morgan Inc. But a few miles downriver, the Lower Nicola Indian Band was putting the company's offer to a vote the following day. The 14 other First Nations directly on the pipeline route already had agreed to welcome crews onto their reserves in exchange for money and jobs from the company. ...
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Bears Ears comments weigh heavily in favor of monument 27.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Commenters on both sides of the Bears Ears National Monument debate say Utah’s Cedar Mesa and surrounding lands should be protected, yet many remarks submitted to the Interior Department reflect intense distrust of monument proponents’ intentions. Anti-monument locals such as Ted Powell fear the 1.3 million-acre designation’s real aim is to turn the region into a playground for outdoor recreation at the expense of families that have lived in San Juan County for generations. “They want to contro... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fond du Lac 'Water in a Time of Climate Change' event 25.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists, elders and community members from the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa spoke recently at a gathering entitled, "Water in a Time of Climate Change." Nearly half of the Fond du Lac tribal lands are wetlands. These vital and sensitive areas are vulnerable to the severe weather events and other impacts of climate change.
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Trump's plans to cut food stamps could hit his supporters hardest 23.5.2017 Washington Post
There is growing anticipation that the budget to be unveiled Tuesday could incorporate proposals which would eliminate or curtail waivers to adults who live in areas where few jobs are available.
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Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian 22.5.2017 BBC: Business
Billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity.
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Brazil’s lower house OKs reducing protection in Amazon park 18.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Brazil’s lower house of Congress has approved a measure significantly reducing the size of a fully protected national park in the Amazon rain forest and opening up a big chunk of land for agriculture and other activities.
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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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Power Minister Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing 12.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Power Minister Goyal emphasises on promoting indigenous solar equipment manufacturing
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Trump takes aim at monuments with oil riches 11.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity. The rugged terrain south of the Colorado River also has reserves of oil and natural gas that are currently off limits to new leasing — restrictions that may end as the Trump administration reviews 27 large-scale monuments his predecessors set aside for protection. Industry groups and Republican lawmakers have praise... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Reviving debate over Bears Ears National Monument also revives racial tension in a remote corner of Utah 10.5.2017 LA Times: Nation

The debate over the best use of these vast canyonlands is not just about states’ rights or who should control public land. Nor is it only about environmental protection or the preservation of Native American culture.

It is also about the people who have lived alongside each other in this remote...

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A Monumental Cave-In 5.5.2017 American Prospect
Bureau of Land Management/Public Domain Indian Creek and Cliffside, Bears Ears National Monument On his first day on the job in Washington, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rode to his new office on a National Park Service horse. Next week, he heads to Utah for another horse-powered photo op through the tougher terrain of the Bears Ears, which President Obama designated a national monument. “I'm going to ride a horse, like Teddy Roosevelt, and see the land and talk to the Navajo and the nations of tribes,” Zinke said . The trip is part of Zinke’s review of large-area national monument designations made under presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama (although Bush established just four of the 24 monuments.). Theodore Roosevelt would likely be outraged by the underlying mission—scaling back the monuments—that Zinke has been tapped to carry out as he trots along on whatever trusty steed his Utah hosts rustle up for him.   Zinke’s boss, President Donald Trump, recently signed an executive order ...
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Letter: We can't 'grab' land we already own 3.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
I spent time recently roaming the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument. I have never wandered more beautiful lands anywhere. These lands, sacred to many Native American peoples, should also be sacred to us, the late-invading settlers. When I read the commentary by Sen. Orrin Hatch suggesting the establishment of the new monument was a “land grab,” I found his words inflammatory and derogatory. It is simply impossible for the United States government to “grab” lands we already own. Thes...
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