People & Population

"Many Amish Selling Land To Flee Encroaching Oil Boom In Ohio"

"ST CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Farmers in the close-knit Amish community who eschew electricity and most technology, are among landowners capitalizing on a new financial trend in the United States energy boom - selling decades of future oil and natural gas royalties for an immediate pile of cash."

Source: Reuters, 12/23/2013

Docs Reveal Coal Exporter Disturbed Native American Archaeological Site

"BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Three summers ago the company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in North America failed to obtain the environmental permits it needed before bulldozing more than four miles of roads and clearing more than nine acres of land, including some wetlands."

Source: EarthFix/OPB, 11/26/2013

EPA Moves To Toss Environmental Justice Complaint Over Pesticide Risk

"The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in federal court Wednesday asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to follow through on upholding an environmental justice pledge."

Source: Monterey Co. Weekly, 11/21/2013

"Anti-Fracking Activists Denied Injunction in Canada"

"FREDERICTON, Canada -- A judge ruled here Monday against an injunction to suspend controversial shale gas exploration activities in Kent County, New Brunswick, which last month created headlines across North America when protests in the area turned violent as activists burned police cars amid dozens of arrests."

Source: Aljazeera, 11/19/2013

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