People & Population

"WV Water Crisis Settlements Provide Community Up To $151M"

"Hundreds of thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers will receive up to $151 million in compensation from West Virginia American Water Co. and Eastman Chemical Co. for the effects of the January 2014 water crisis, under related class-action settlements made public late Monday afternoon."

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail, 11/01/2016

Dakota Pipeline Protesters Set For 'Last Stand' On Banks Of Missouri R

"Native American protesters are preparing to take a 'last stand' against the Dakota Access pipeline after police raided their camps and arrested hundreds, paving the way for construction of the final stretch of the controversial oil project."

Source: Guardian, 11/01/2016

"Houston East Side Communities Express Concern Over Chemical Exposure"

"The Manchester community is one of several on Houston's east side that environmental activists say is concerned about chemical exposure. Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, or Tejas, has teamed up with the Center for Science and Democracy’s Union of Concerned Scientists to publish data they say supports their stance that living in communities near chemical plants and refineries can lead to deadly illnesses."

Source: KPRC Houston, 10/28/2016

"Police Arrest 141 In Crackdown On North Dakota Pipeline Protesters"

"Police arrested 141 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota in a tense standoff that spilled into Friday morning between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline."

Source: Reuters, 10/28/2016

MD: Black Church Leaders Stress Environmental Injustice, Stewardship

"Pastors from across [Maryland] state gathered Tuesday in Baltimore to discuss ways predominantly black churches can use the pulpit and the power of faith communities to discuss climate change, energy efficiency and other environmental issues."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 10/27/2016

"Dakota Access Says Trespassers Will Be ‘Removed From The Land’"

"As actor Mark Ruffalo arrived to support their cause, protesters camping in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline braced Tuesday for action by a growing police and military force to the north after the pipeline company issued a foreboding statement saying trespassers will be prosecuted and 'removed from the land.'"

Source: Bismarck Tribune, 10/27/2016

Sioux Tribe Chairman Meets with Obama to Discuss Dakota Access Pipeline

"Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Harold Frazier will meet with President Obama [Tuesday] at a private round table event held in Los Angeles. He will ask the president  to protect the rights of the Lakota people, their sacred sites, and waters of the Missouri River."

Source: Native News Online, 10/26/2016

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