User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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EPA fines lumber mill for clean-air violations 24.7.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined a tribal-owned lumber mill $89,000 for repeated clean-air violations....
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Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money 24.7.2016 AP Washington
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) -- Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets....
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Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money 24.7.2016 Seattle Times: Local

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American […]
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Letter: We stand with the tribes on Bears Ears monument 19.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance is a 501-c3 non-profit registered in Utah representing the views of LDS Church members and followers in Utah and across the nation. We find that educated LDS people believe scientific data and are concerned about global climate change and environmental justice. They share a reverence for the earth and a desire to be good stewards. They are aware of the many LDS scriptures that admonish us to be good stewards over the earth and protect the purity of...
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Navajo Nation Council to begin summer session in Arizona 19.7.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation lawmakers are expected to consider legislation on mining as well as potential capital projects during their summer session in Window Rock, Arizona.The council convened Monday, and it will hear an array of proposals including legislation that would regulate surface coal mining, reclamation and coal...
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Bishop, Chaffetz unveil long-awaited lands bill, win support from green group 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz introduced legislation Thursday to preserve some 1.4 million acres of the Bears Ears region in southeastern Utah in a tweak to their Public Lands Initiative that has already garnered support of one environmental group and interest from others. The long-awaited bill designates about 4.6 million acres of federal land for conservation, opens up more than 1.1 million acres for recreation and mineral development, consolidates more than 300,000 acres of... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian as apple pie 3.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The flavorful fruits originated in Central Asia; the wheat, in the Mideast. The lard? Courtesy of the Spanish. Spices came via the Banda Islands. Put them altogether for an all-American treat.
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Australian billionaire launches campaign to boost school attendance 30.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
Melbourne, June 30 : Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has launched a campaign aimed at boosting school attendance in the outback.
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Last year was the deadliest ever for the world’s environmental activists 20.6.2016 Washington Post
A new report says the number of people killed worldwide in 2015 for opposing mining, logging and dams rose almost 60 percent from the previous year.
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'Last Cab to Darwin' strains to deal with end-of-life issues 17.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Coincidentally arriving in Los Angeles just a week after California’s End of Life Option Act went into effect, the Australian import “Last Cab to Darwin” provides an emotionally textured look at one older gent’s decision to take his waning life into his own resolute hands.

Although this stirring,...

EPA Gold King Mine coordinator retires as Animas water, soil tests begin 15.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Environmental Protection Agency's Steve Way, who is the on-site coordinator at the Gold King and other mines contaminating Animas River headwaters, is retiring as the feds begin soil and water tests ahead of a Superfund cleanup.
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Editorial: Lies only make a stronger case for Bears Ears Monument 8.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
This is far from the first time that offensive efforts to support a political position have won no friends and redoubled the resolve of opponents. No, this is nothing to do with the fact that one person who opposes the anti-pornography crusade of certain members of the Utah Legislature somehow thinks he’s making any friends by sending every member of the House and Senate copies of his porn rag. Though the result is likely to be the same. Offense is given. Battle lines are more definitely drawn....
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election 3.6.2016 Washington Post: World
The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s.
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Letter: Native Americans have a voice, and they're using it 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Republicans work overtime to paint the image of a dictatorial President Obama making Bears Ears National Monument on a whim. This federal bogeyman scare tactic is getting as old and weak as the ruins so many desperately want to protect. They want to beat the anti-government drums so they can further entrench this poorly-informed mentality that gives them great political success in rural areas. In reality, this effort came from Native Americans who believe this land should be protected now a...
New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan 26.5.2016 AP Business
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government&apos;s budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes....
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New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan 26.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government’s budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes. In its annual budget, the government forecasts that rising fiscal surpluses in coming years will allow it to begin paying down its […]
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Brazil’s new government may be less likely to protect the Amazon, critics say 22.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Authorities want to loosen regulations to reverse the country’s worst economic slump in decades.
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Indigenous reality remains grim as UN forum ends 21.5.2016 Washington Post: World
Indigenous languages are rapidly disappearing, leaders continue to be assassinated, youth suicides are on the rise and human rights are routinely disrespected, participants of a major United Nations forum said Friday.
Northern Minn.'s St. Louis River comes back to life, but it's still not in the clear 19.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lake sturgeon are returning. Pollution levels are lower than they've been in years. And the Lake Superior waterway is in a tenuous period of revival after years of languishing under industrial decay.
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Gold King Mine spill issues dissected at conference 18.5.2016 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – About 130 people gathered for the first day of a mining conference aimed at better understanding the environmental conditions facing the Animas and San Juan rivers.Hosted by the New Mexico Water Resource Research Institute, various local and municipal agencies throughout three...
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