Natural Resources

"Canada, First Nations Express Concern Over U.S. Arctic Drilling Plans"

"The Canadian government, two territories and several First Nations are expressing concerns to the United States over plans to open the calving grounds of a large cross-border caribou herd to energy drilling, despite international agreements to protect it."

Source: Canadian Press, 01/14/2019

UN Tells Canada To Suspend Site C Dam Work Over Indigenous Rights

"In a rare rebuke, the United Nations has instructed Canada to suspend construction of the Site C dam on B.C.’s Peace River until the project obtains the “free, prior and informed consent” of Indigenous peoples."

Source: The Narwhal, 01/10/2019

“Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World”

The economics of fracking may be as big a worry as its environmental impacts, finds a new book on the energy extraction industry. Our latest BookShelf reviews the volume from a seasoned business reporter, who questions conventional views about a renewed U.S. energy “dominance,” probes the financial instability of the industry’s boom and raises the politically destabilizing spectre of a future decline for the fossil fuel market.

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"Democrats Balk At Trump Plan To Keep Parks Open With Entrance Fees"

"Democrats in Congress are demanding answers about a plan by the Trump administration to use visitor fees toward the operation of popular national parks during the partial government shutdown, claiming that the move could be illegal."

Source: Washington Post, 01/08/2019

Park Service Takes ‘Extraordinary Step’ Of Dipping Into Entrance Fees

"The National Park Service will take the unprecedented step of tapping entrance fees to pay for expanded operations at its most popular sites, officials said Sunday, as the federal government shutdown threatens to degrade some of the nation’s iconic landmarks."

Source: Washington Post, 01/07/2019

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