Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

November 9, 2012

Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges & Opportunities

This one-day event in Fort Worth, TX, hosted by the Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law, will focus on legal and policy issues related to local, regional, and national water scarcity challenges.


Journalists Detained at Texas Protest of Keystone XL Pipeline

The two New York Times journalists were working on private land with the permission of the landowner, near Winnsboro in northeast Texas, when they were detained, according to the online energy publication FuelFix. The 78-year-old owner of the land, who objects to the routing of the pipeline across it, was also arrested for trespassing on her own land.

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"Texas Pollution Victims Seek Millions From Citgo"

"Fifteen residents of Corpus Christi, Texas -- so sickened by pollution they have been deemed crime victims -- are asking a federal judge to force Citgo Petroleum Corp. to set up multimillion-dollar trust funds to cover medical and relocation costs, in a case with national ramifications."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 10/05/2012

"Resort’s Snow Won’t Be Pure This Year; It’ll Be Sewage"

"FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Klee Benally, a member of the Navajo tribe, has gone to the mountains just north of here to pray, and he has gone to get arrested. He has chained himself to excavators; he has faced down bulldozers. For 10 years, the soft-spoken activist has fought a ski resort’s expansion plans in the San Francisco Peaks that include clear-cutting 74 acres of forest and piping treated sewage effluent onto a mountain to make snow."

Source: NY Times, 09/28/2012


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