Environmental Politics

"As Tensions Rise, Tribes Protesting Pipeline Dig In: ‘We’re Staying’"

"Ranchers are arming themselves before they climb onto tractors or see to their livestock. Surveillance helicopters buzz low through the prairie skies. Native Americans fighting to prevent an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are handing out thick blankets and coats and are building maple-pole shelters that can withstand North Dakota’s bitter winter."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

LCV To Spend At Least $40 Million This Election, Shattering Past Records

"The League of Conservation Voters will spend at least $40 million this election, according to its president, Gene Karpinski, a record-setting amount for the group that underscores the extent to which liberal groups are working to buttress Democrats’ campaigns this year."

Source: Wash Post, 10/11/2016

"Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It"

"The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers."

Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016

Big Soda Sponsored 96 Health Groups — A Big Conflict Of Interest: Study

"Nearly 100 national health and medical groups — including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enjoy sponsorships by Coca-Cola Co. or PepsiCo, according to a new study by two Boston University researchers."

Source: Wash Post, 10/10/2016

"Groups Accuse ALEC, Exxon Of Tax Violations"

"Two watchdog groups are accusing the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) of abusing its nonprofit status, pointing to information about ExxonMobil Corp. as proof. The Center for Media Democracy and Common Cause say ALEC is engaging in corporate lobbying for organizations like Exxon, while working under an IRS nonprofit designation that prohibits such lobbying."

Source: The Hill, 10/07/2016

"Debate Simmers Over Name Of Devils Tower Monument In Wyoming"

"CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When President Theodore Roosevelt designated the country’s first national monument 110 years ago, the proclamation inadvertently left out a punctuation mark, and what was supposed to be Devil’s Tower became Devils Tower instead."

Source: AP, 10/06/2016


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