Environmental Politics

"Feds Deciding If Coal-Export Project Violates Tribal Rights"

"For centuries, Lummi tribal fishermen have harvested, dug up clams and fished for salmon in the tidelands and waters of northwest Washington state. Now, the tribe says a proposed $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal threatens that way of life. The tribe last year asked federal regulators to deny permits for project, saying it would interfere with the tribe’s treaty-reserved fishing rights."

Source: AP, 04/26/2016

"Senate Dems Introduce Water Bill In Light Of Flint Crisis"

"A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wendesday to invest in water infrastructure and remove lead from pipes around the country. The bill would pump $7 billion a year into water infrastructure repair work and lead programs through loans, grants and tax credits for states."

Source: The Hill, 04/22/2016

"Senate Passes Legislation Tailored to a Modern Energy Landscape"

"The Senate on Wednesday passed the first broad energy bill since the George W. Bush administration, a bipartisan measure to better align the nation’s oil, gas and electricity systems with the changing ways that power is produced in the United States."

Source: NY Times, 04/21/2016

Interview: Gustavo Castro, Sole Witness to Berta Cáceres Assassination

"Gustavo Castro was the sole witness to the murder on March 3 of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. ... Last week he spoke by phone to The Intercept about the night of the murder and the reasons why environmental activism in Latin America is so dangerous."

Source: The Intercept, 04/20/2016

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