People & Population

Guard Put On Alert As Protesters Await Decision On N Dakota Pipeline

"The governor of North Dakota has activated the state's National Guard ahead of a U.S. District judge's decision Friday morning that could inflame protesters who have been gathered here for weeks in an effort to block a pipeline project."

Source: LA Times, 09/09/2016

"Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving"

"Jake Bowen slips slowly down a telephone pole, his boots fixed with little metal spears to grip the wood. 'It's just like starting all over again, but I figure a couple of years the money will start rolling in better,' he says, his face dripping with sweat from the Kentucky humidity. 'It has to be better on my health. I won't be breathing in the coal dust and the rock dust no more.'"

Source: NPR, 09/06/2016

"Far-Reaching Tribal Solidarity Displayed At Pipeline Protest"

"Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream."

Source: AP, 08/30/2016


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