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DNC Chair Perez blasts Trump for breaking government promises to American Indians

Since long before the founding of the Republic, the settler populations from the Puritans onward did their best to wipe out the indigenous peoples of what is now the United States. By Meteor Blades  The vast majority of American Indians—likely in their millions—were killed by European-brought diseases. But public policy, spoken and written, was predicated on extermination, sometimes […]

August 10th

Energy Dept trolls Trump by pushing clean energy projects

CleanTechnica is trying to track the rapidfire Trump-trolling emitted by the US Energy Department, but it’s hard to keep up. Despite the coal-positive rhetoric of President Trump, his own agency has been relentlessly pounding out  mountains of good news about renewables. Among the flood of news this week, two items broke through the clutter: a […]

Who is the shadowy security company attacking pipeline protestors?

By Meteor Blades G4S, a U.K.-based security multinational, admitted to having personnel deployed at “remote sites” where Native Americans are defending their lands from the planned US$3.8-million Dakota Access pipeline that they say would pollute the drinking water of millions. The actions have brought together over 200 tribes in solidarity and faced a heavy offensive […]

September 9th

Malheur occupation: Natives say if the Federal Govt is giving back land, we’re first in line

By Meteor Blades As the media continue spotlighting the armed extremists occupying the federal headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, their complaints about federal government “over-reach,” and their demands that the feds “give the land back,” members of another group say that if there were to be any giveback, they ought to be first in line. They are the Burns […]

January 7th

Victory! Nevada pulls the plug on polluting coal plant

By Mary Anne Hitt Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign There is big news out of Nevada that will echo around the nation. Late Monday night the Nevada Assembly passed a bill clearing the path to retire the polluting Reid Gardner coal plant. The bipartisan bill is now headed for an expected signature […]

Obama cuts through Keystone red tape, while Native Americans protest

After rejecting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal in January, President Barack Obama today announced his plan to fast- track the construction of the pipeline’s southern end at a speech in Cushing, Oklahoma. As Native American activists protested the pipeline on the motorcade route miles from the President’s pro-oil event, Obama explained that the TransCanada […]

March 22nd

Cali tribes get Governor’s ear

California Governor Jerry Brown puts an official tribal liaison in his office – will this make him more aware of the needs of native peoples, and move him to actually consult them on things like water and fishing issues that affect their livelihoods (as well as the environment)?

September 20th

California’s Delta Plan: Doomed to failure

For those fighting against the construction of the peripheral canal and the export of more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the release of the Delta Plan by the The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) on Monday was anything but a “Valentine.” The document is the first of four drafts that will be developed and released over […]

February 16th

Marine Protection: Jerry Brown has a Chance to Fix Arnold’s Mess

Jerry Brown took office as Governor on January 3rd after Arnold Schwarzenegger, the worst Governor for fish and the environment in California history, departed from the position at midnight. One of the major issues that Brown will have to address is Schwarzenegger’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. During his campaign and after being elected […]

January 20th