Environmental Justice

Indigenous Community Opposing Canada Pipeline Launches Legal Challenge

"An indigenous community opposing construction of a gas pipeline in Canada launched a legal challenge on Wednesday over the climate impact of fossil fuel projects on indigenous territories while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged pipeline protesters blocking rail lines to find a quick solution."

Source: Reuters, 02/13/2020

Police Arrest 33 Indigenous Protesters Opposing Canada Gas Pipeline

"Police in Canada arrested 33 indigenous rights protesters on Monday, ending the closure of Vancouver ports in British Columbia province by demonstrators opposed to construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline, but movement of commodities and passenger trains was still disrupted by the ongoing rallies."

Source: Reuters, 02/11/2020

Covering Your Climate: The Emerald Corridor

This special report is designed to help journalists in the Pacific Northwest cover the impacts of climate change, as well as the actions taken to mitigate its worst effects and to adapt to what can’t be stopped. The report includes a wide-ranging issue backgrounder and tipsheets on climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation, plus a toolbox of sources. Read on for a wealth of story ideas for right now, and over the coming decade. We hope this is the first in a series of regional climate special reports, and welcome your suggestions and ideas for future editions of "Covering Your Climate."​

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October 9, 2023

DEADLINE: Bill Lane Center for the American West Media Fellowship

Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West is offering a single media fellowship with a $5,000 stipend for three months’ work. The grant will fund a journalist illuminating crucial issues about the region. Apply by Oct 9, 2023.

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"Canadian Court Clears The Way For Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion"

"Canada's Federal Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a major expansion to the Trans Mountain Pipeline by ruling against four different challenges from First Nations groups concerned about the environmental impacts of the project."

Source: NPR, 02/06/2020

Could Ohio R Have Legal Rights? Movement Tests Power of Local Control

"Can you imagine if the Ohio River and its tributaries had legal rights? While speculative, the idea isn't necessarily far-fetched. This month marks the one-year anniversary of residents in Toledo, Ohio, bestowing Lake Erie with its own bill of rights."

Source: EHN, 02/05/2020

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