People & Population

FEMA Says It Will Keep Providing Water, Other Essentials In Puerto Rico

"The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday it would continue providing water, meals and other essentials to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico despite earlier reports its humanitarian mission in the U.S. territory would end on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 02/01/2018

Most Western Voters Oppose Trump All-Energy Public Lands Agenda: Poll

"New bipartisan polling finds widespread disapproval among Western voters of the Trump administration’s public land policies, including recent reductions to two Utah national monuments and the expansion of lands being made available for energy extraction."

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 01/26/2018

Zinke Signs Land-Swap Deal For Road Through Alaska’s Izembek Wilderness

"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land-swap agreement Monday to allow a small, remote Alaska town to construct a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, a vast wilderness area that has been protected for decades."

Source: Washington Post, 01/23/2018

"Wisconsin Tribe Files Lawsuit Over Mine Permitting On Sacred Land"

"The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claiming the agencies have failed to take 'primary responsibility' for wetland permitting on a controversial proposed open pit mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula."

Source: EHN, 01/23/2018


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