Natural Resources

"Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents Occupy Land, Citing 1851 Treaty"

"Native American protesters on Monday occupied privately owned land in North Dakota in the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government."

Source: Reuters, 10/25/2016

There Is Still Time: To Look at the Big Picture...and Act



"There Is Still Time: To Look at the Big Picture...and Act"

By Peter Seidel
360 Editions, $15


Environmental writer and longtime SEJ member Peter Seidel asks why humans aren’t acting fast enough to save the planet in his latest book, “There Is Still Time: To Look at the Big Picture...And Act.”

"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

"Coal: $1B Cleanup And Aid Bill Attempts To Bridge East-West Divide"

"Workers are finally moving a mountain eyesore that has towered above Ehrenfeld, Pa., for decades. The coal refuse piles — polluting remnants of a mine that opened in 1903 in the borough of roughly 200 people just north of Johnstown, Pa. — are part of a $10 billion inventory of long-pending abandoned mine site cleanups around the country."

Source: Greenwire, 09/30/2016

One Tribe's 'Long Walk' Upstream For Environmental And Cultural Justice

"Pre-dawn purple and gold and orange swirl deep overhead as the waterfront stirs to life. It's 6 a.m. at Menekaunee Harbor, where the Menominee River empties into Lake Michigan: Workers file into buildings, heavy machinery fires up and 18-wheelers roar and belch and hit the road."

Source: EHN, 09/29/2016


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