User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Op-ed: Utahns want Bears Ears monument? Not the ones I surveyed 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A new poll shows that the majority of Utahns oppose the president naming Bears Ears region as a new national monument. Coincidence that this statement rings opposite as the statement published in the Salt Lake Tribune on August 11? The new survey was performed by me, a concerned native of San Juan County, who has no funds to hire a professional survey company, such as the Benenson Strategy Group (BSG). I ran my own survey to grasp what polls really entailed. The two surveys were managed by me, w...
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Relief for Adani as Australian court turns down appeal 19.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Melbourne, Aug 19 : An Australian court on Friday turned down the application of an Indigenous group from Down Under challenging the mining leases awarded to India-based energy major Adani Group's $21 billion Carmichael coal mine project.
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Navajo Nation sues EPA over toxic mine spill 16.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
A year after 300 million gallons of heavy metal sludge from the shuttered Gold King Mine gushed into a tributary of the Animas River, the Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for what it sees as negligence in cleaning up the disaster -- serving up a potent election-year issue for Republicans against one of their favorite targets.
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State, tribes to challenge ruling on cross-border emissions 13.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The July 27 decision from a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially dismissed Superfund claims against Teck Resources, which owns a smelter in Trail, British Columbia.
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State, tribes to challenge ruling on cross-border emissions 13.8.2016 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation say they intend to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that said a Canadian Company can't be held liable for toxic air pollution that drifted into the state....
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants 3.8.2016 American Prospect
(Photo: AP/Rick Bowmer) U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks during a tour of the Indian Creek Area in Utah on July 14, 2016. By all accounts, the looting was terrible. Across the Southwest a century ago, thousand-year-old Native American granaries were pillaged by clay pot hunters. Grave robbers worked in the open. In the sandstone dwellings perched high in the cliffs, tourists cut souvenirs out of the ancient ceiling beams. Vandals carted off heirlooms by the wagonload. In response, Congress acted swiftly. In the summer of 1906, the House and the Senate passed, and President Theodore Roosevelt quickly signed, a law known as the Antiquities Act, which was designed to protect America’s cultural and physical treasures. Results were immediate. Within two years, Roosevelt had invoked the new law to protect Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower (held sacred by the Cheyenne and the Lakota as “Bears Lodge”) from timber and mining interests, to provide new security to Chaco Canyon and Gila Cliff Dwellings in New ...
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Brazil's very bad year 30.7.2016 Washington Post
Brazil's very bad year
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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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