People & Population

"Wisconsin Tribe Votes to Evict Oil Pipeline From Its Reservation"

"The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in northern Wisconsin voted not to renew an easement for a major oil and gas pipeline that passes through its reservation. In the wake of the successful protest against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota, this decision is the latest example of Native American tribes using sovereignty rights to oppose fossil fuel projects."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/17/2017

"US Agrees To Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Toxic Water"

"After years of wait, veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion."

Source: AP, 01/13/2017

"Wisconsin Tribe Votes Against Renewing Enbridge Pipeline Agreements"

"A Native American tribe in Wisconsin has voted against renewing agreements allowing Enbridge Inc to use their land for a major crude oil pipeline, the latest sign of increasing opposition to North American energy infrastructure."

Source: Reuters, 01/10/2017

"Michigan Mine Gains Two State Permits; Tribe Vows To Continue Fight"

"The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality this week approved a general mining permit and an air use permit for the Back Forty mine in the western Upper Peninsula despite tribal opposition over its location on sacred ground."

Source: EHN, 12/30/2016

"Native Americans of Grand Bayou Seeking Help To Remain In Homeland"

"Like many Louisiana coastal residents, the Native Americans of Grand Bayou village have seen the landscape surrounding their community collapse over the past 50 years. The lush, freshwater wetlands and high ground that sustained them for centuries is now a ragged patchwork of crumbling salt marshes and expanding lagoons."

Source: New Orleans Lens, 12/29/2016

Arctic Oil Rush: Nenets' Livelihood And Habitat At Risk From Oil Spills

"The livelihood of the Nenets people who live along the northern stretches of the Yenisei, Russia’s longest river, depends on two pursuits: fishing and reindeer herding. But locals have said both of those activities are under threat from an oil terminal due to be built on the Tanalau cape, near where the river empties into the Arctic Ocean."

Source: Guardian, 12/26/2016

"Feds Withheld Key Documents From Standing Rock Sioux"

"The Army made a stunning admission earlier this month when it announced its decision to require a deeper environmental review and more extensive consultation before deciding whether to grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline."

Source: High Country News, 12/16/2016

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