User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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EPA under fire for money to ‘anti-farmer’ campaign 2.5.2016 Seattle Times: Politics

Recent advertisements, splashed across billboards, buses and radio waves, have taken a pointed approach to discussing the link between farms and water pollution. Now, the Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for its indirect funding of the campaign.
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Gold-mining in Peru: forests razed, millions lost, virgins auctioned 2.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Reports of operations in the River Santiago basin raise concerns about potentially devastating social and environmental impacts

Three people in a motorised canoe on the mighty River Santiago in Peru’s northern Amazon some weeks ago saw something deeply alarming. It was one dredge and between 15 and 20 men mining for gold up one left-bank tributary.

Two of the people in the canoe were consultants for Lima-based NGO DAR, which has dubbed the River Santiago Peru’s “last frontier” for illegal mining. “In the Amazon gold extraction is only known about in the Madre de Dios and Puno regions in the south of the country,” Esteban Valle Riestra, one of DAR’s consultants, told the Guardian. “The shift to the north, where in the Santiago basin it started within the last three years, is something new.”

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Southern Ute shale drilling goals draw scrutiny 30.4.2016 Durango Herald
Citizen and environmental groups are calling for transparency and a new environmental impact statement for prospective shale oil and gas development on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Last month, the tribe announced plans to conduct a supplemental environmental impact statement for an existing EIS on natural resource extraction on...
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672,000 cars: Pollution from Longview coal terminal could equal that, study says 30.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

A $12.5 million study takes a wide-ranging look at the impact of a proposed coal-export terminal in Longview.
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EPA: La Plata County won’t get full reimbursement for Gold King 28.4.2016 Durango Herald
Environmental Protection Agency officials told dismayed La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday not to expect compensation for some Gold King Mine spill costs.For seven months, county staff has sunk several hundred hours into drafting a cooperative agreement asking the EPA to fund up to $2.4 million over 10 years for spill-related...
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TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as 'environmental deterrent' 26.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

US oil company wanted EU-US trade deal to give foreign investors the legal right to challenge government decision, documents show

Chevron lobbied the EU to give foreign investors the legal right to challenge government decisions in a major US-EU trade deal because it would act as a deterrent against laws such as fracking bans, the Guardian can reveal.

Environmentalists have long-warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s (TTIP) investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) commercial courts risk a regulatory chill, with governments backing away from measures limiting fossil fuel extraction for fear of lawsuits. But this is the first time that a major oil firm has corroborated their fears.

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EPA is coming to town 25.4.2016 Durango Herald
All this week, the Environmental Protection Agency will be dropping in on public meetings in communities affected by the Gold King Mine spill, providing an update on the recently declared Superfund district north of Silverton.At 3 p.m. Tuesday, EPA officials will attend the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council briefing at the council...
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#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism 23.4.2016 NPR News
Why the world's poorest people are some of the most effective — and vulnerable — environmental activists.
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Indigenous community lets tourists in on newly won Australian homeland 17.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

It took the Olkola 30 years to win rights to their land in north Queensland, but instead of mining, they will open it to visitors

An Indigenous group who won a huge land title claim is partnering with a commercial tourism operator to bring visitors to its region – a remote and seldom visited part of Australia.

Intrepid Travel, a global company known for taking tourists on adventures through Asia, South America and Africa, will begin to take small groups on to Olkola land in Cape York after forming a joint venture with the traditional owners.

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Revealed: traditional owners accepted payments to attend Adani meetings 16.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Exclusive: Indigenous representatives who helped resurrect a pivotal land agreement for Australia’s largest proposed coalmine pocket ‘sitting fees’

A group of traditional owners have not fully disclosed payments to meet Adani and resurrect talks over a pivotal land agreement for Australia’s largest proposed coalmine.

Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) representatives who swung the balance in favour of reviving a deal with the mining giant pocketed “sitting fees” that their native title lawyers said should be held in trust for the entire group.

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Adani’s project in Australia faces fresh legal hurdle 13.4.2016 Hindu: News
Traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin challenge leases granted to the controversy-hit project.
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Dabakis: Protect Bears Ears, Obama, because Utah leaders won't 10.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
I just returned from meetings in Washington, D.C. It is evident that Utah’s governor and the entire GOP delegation have been whispering a shameful campaign of disinformation about the historic proposal to protect Bears Ears. Last July, leaders from five tribes (Hopi, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute, Pueblo of Zuni and Ute Indian) founded the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, representing a historic consortium of sovereign tribal nations united in the effort to conserve the Bears Ears cultural ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Church-backed Goa NGO condemns arrest of tribal protestors 8.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Panaji, April 8 : A church-backed NGO on Friday condemned the assault and arrest of 38 tribals who were protesting allegedly illegal transportation of iron ore and accusing the BJP-led coalition Goa government of working in tandem with the state's illegal mining cartels.
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Aboriginal campaigner Jack Green to stand in Northern Territory election 8.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Garawa elder is challenging Labor incumbent Gerry McCarthy in the seat of Barkly, which ALP has held since 1990

Prominent Aboriginal campaigner and artist Jack Green will stand as an independent in the upcoming Northern Territory election, hoping to give remote-living Indigenous Territorians a voice.

The Garawa elder from Borroloola in the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria, announced his candidacy outside Parliament House in Darwin on Thursday, and said his years of activism and butting up against the government have trained him well for the combat of parliament.

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Why is Honduras the world's deadliest country for environmentalists? 7.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
The environment is the new battleground for human rights, and activists are getting caught in the crossfire – particularly in Honduras, where two were killed last month Since her mother’s murder a month ago, Bertha Isabel Zuniga Cáceres has scarcely had time to grieve. The 25-year-old student is adamant that her mother, Berta Cáceres Flores, will not become just one more Honduran environmental activist whose work was cut short by their assassination. “Development in Honduras cannot continue happen at the expense of indigenous peoples and human rights,” says Zuñiga Cáceres, who met today with members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and Honduran officials in Washington DC to call for an independent investigation into her mother’s killing. She also requested greater protection for her family and members of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, the human rights group her mother ...
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Tribe on front lines of fight over nuclear lab contamination 5.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The tribal community of San Ildefonso Pueblo sits in the shadow of Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation’s premier laboratories and the birthplace of the atomic bomb. The tribe is on the front lines of a battle to rein in contamination left behind by decades of bomb-making and nuclear […]
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Ecuador drills for oil on edge of pristine rainforest in Yasuni 4.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

First of 200 wells drilled close to controversial block of forest known to have two of the last tribes living in isolation

Ecuador has started drilling for oil on the edge of a controversial block of pristine rainforest inhabited by two of the last tribes in the world living in voluntary isolation.

The well platform known as Tiputini C, which is now operational a few kilometres from the Peruvian border in the Yasuni national park, is expected to be the first of nearly 200 wells needed to extract the 920m barrels of crude thought to lie below the Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini (ITT) block.

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Great Barrier Reef pollution control efforts 'not enough to meet targets' 3.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Scientists’ findings that Reef 2050 Plan water quality targets will probably not be met come as Queensland government gives green light to Australia’s largest coalmine

Related: Green and Indigenous groups furious over Queensland's Carmichael coalmine lease approval

Australia is unlikely to meet water quality targets designed to protect the Great Barrier Reef, researchers from the federal government’s marine science agency have warned.

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Green and Indigenous groups furious over Queensland's Carmichael coalmine lease approval 3.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Palaszczuk government accused of a morally bankrupt backflip after approving mining leases while two legal challenges to $22bn mine remain unresolved

Related: Adani's Carmichael coalmine leases approved by Queensland

Conservationists and traditional owners have been floored by Queensland’s decision to grant mining leases for Adani’s mega-coalmine while two court challenges are unresolved.

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Five miners killed in Pakistan's Orakzai coalmine blast 2.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Peshawar, Apr. 2 : At least five miners were killed and eight others trapped after a gas explosion took place inside a coalmine in Doli area of Pakistan's Lower Orakzai Agency on Saturday.
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