User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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The scheme to pump desert water to L.A. could destroy the Mojave. California's Legislature needs to block it 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Unlike some deserts, California’s Mojave Desert is full of life. There are tortoises and bighorn sheep, breathtaking wildflower blooms and Joshua trees. Many of the state’s plant and animal species can be found only there.

It’s a unique and beautiful ecosystem, but also a fragile one. Life in the...

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Californians can expect to see a partial (not total) solar eclipse. Here are 8 places to go to watch 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When a solar eclipse begins to hit the U.S. on Monday, nowhere in California will witness totality, the time when the moon completely blacks out the sun for a few minutes.

Total darkness will first be experienced in North America in Salem, Ore., around 10:18 a.m. PDT. The eclipse’s path of totality...

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Your glass of horchata can be a lot more mysterious than you think 11.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A perfect summertime drink, horchata — most familiar as the sweetened, slightly gritty iced beverage found at taquerias — is wildly popular throughout Puerto Rico, Central America and central and southern Mexico through the Yucatan Peninsula. In the U.S., the Mexican style of horchata predominates,...

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Trans Mountain pipeline work stopped before it starts in British Columbia 11.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The British Columbia provincial government is taking legal and administrative action to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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Interior scraps Obama-era rule on coal royalties 8.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has scrapped an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don’t shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West. The Trump administration put the rule on hold in February after mining companies challenged it in federal court. Officials later announced plans […]
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The Energy 202: Energy bill could be Trump's first big win 31.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
One of its sponsors is Lisa Murkowski.
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Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed 28.7.2017 Washington Post: World
The Philippine president said his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime.
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Duterte says only empty tribal schools would be bombed 28.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said his threat to launch airstrikes against tribal schools because they allegedly teach subversion would apply only when the buildings are empty, a clarification that still raised concern he was advocating a war crime. President Rodrigo Duterte responded to a question in a news conference late Thursday that […]
Ever see a camel kiss? Now you can on a tour to India 25.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Explore the monuments and markets of Old and New Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the palaces and bazaars of the “pink city” of Jaipur on a 14-day tour of India offered by World Spree.

Highlights include two game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the royal Bengal tiger and the Pushkar...

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The Government of Canada invests USD 25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program 24.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
WINNIPEG, July 24, 2017 : Canada is committed to providing strong support for the restoration and improvement of valuable freshwater resources in Lake Winnipeg and its basin.
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Watchdog: At least 200 environmental activists slain in 2016 13.7.2017 Washington Post: World
At least 200 land and environmental activists were slain in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and agricultural companies, the highest annual number on record, a watchdog group said Thursday.
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EPA taking comments on lifting proposed mine restrictions 12.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken the first step toward reversing its proposed restrictions on large-scale mining near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. As part of a legal settlement reached in May with the Pebble Limited Partnership, the EPA pledged to initiate a process for […]
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Minn. oil pipeline fight stokes threats, fears of Standing Rock 5.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Activists say thousands of protesters will descend on Minnesota should the state OK a permit to let Enbridge Energy replace an aging oil pipeline. State officials and company executives are working to head off a confrontation.
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Trump’s EPA wants to focus on Superfund cleanups, including Seattle’s Duwamish. Will plans take climate change into account? 5.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The challenges are not isolated to the Duwamish. Experts say that Superfund sites across the country are at risk from the increasingly extreme weather and rising sea levels associated with climate change.
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Water’s natural rhythms nourished our area’s native culture. Then came the Ballard Locks. 30.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A century ago, the construction of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks reworked the land and water of central Puget Sound for development and forever displaced natural resources.
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Cleanup plans proposed for Colorado’s Eagle Mine site 29.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
State and federal officials have proposed two cleanup initiatives for the existing Eagle Mine Superfund site in the Colorado mountains.
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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs and Sacred Culture 25.6.2017 NPR News
Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.
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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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