People & Population

November 29, 2015

DEADLINE: Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship

Discourse Media is accepting applications until Nov 29, 2015 for eight fellowships to 1) support journalism on energy access that will have an impact on public discourse locally, in the country/region of the reporter and 2) bring stories on energy access from many different parts of the world together, on one platform, to paint a broader picture of the landscape of energy access issues globally.

November 18, 2015

EPA's Clean Power Plan: What Tribes Need to Know

This final webinar in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series will provide insight into the plan's relevance to tribal communities and show how tribes can and should participate in the 90-day public comment process that began Oct. 23, 2015. Free, RSVP required.

"Erasing Mossville: How Pollution Killed a Louisiana Town"

A little Louisiana town named Mossville, founded in the 1790s, was one of the first communities of free African-Americans in the South. Today it is surrounded by petrochemical plants. Its residents are often sick -- many say it is because of toxic emissions from the plants. They have gotten little or no help from the government. Now the company that owns the nearby plant wants to buy up all of the houses, which would consign Mossville to oblivion.

Source: The Intercept, 11/06/2015

"Northwest Tribal Leaders Fight for Government To Uphold Treaties"

"A proposed coal terminal and affiliated railway for Cherry Point, Wash., has sparked concern about treaty violations and environmental degradation for many Pacific Northwest tribal leaders, 10 of whom rallied together in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning against what they said is government disregard for their treaties."

Source: McClatchy, 11/06/2015

Coal Exports: Oakland Piles More Pollution on a Polluted Community

"For Margaret Gordon, West Oakland is home. So when she learned that a new shipping terminal would be bringing coal right through the heart of it, Gordon was angry. They’d been promised this wouldn’t happen. She joined the hundreds of residents who showed up at City Council to voice their concerns."

Source: Grist, 10/14/2015

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