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DOI announces shared management of public lands with native tribal organizations

Last week, Secretary Deb Haaland announced new guidance for three federal bureaus of the U.S. Department of Interior, outlining how each will facilitate and support agreements with Native tribes to collaborate in the stewardship of federal lands and waters. Here are the guidance memorandums for the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service created under joint order 3403, issued […]

September 26th

Climate Week NYC 2022: Greenpeace launches campaign for Amazon indigenous rights

The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee (DDB-NY), Greenpeace Brazil and Greenpeace USA projected images of record deforestation, forest burnings, and Indigenous Peoples’ resistance to the assault on their lives in midtown Manhattan on the cusp of the UN General Assembly, Climate Week NYC and Brazil’s presidential election. By […]

September 19th

Judge tells Enbridge’s paid goons to stop harassing and blockading Line 3 Pipeline protestors

Indigenous water defenders and their allies on Tuesday celebrated a Minnesota court ruling protecting a Line 3 protest camp from illegal government repression. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Hubbard County District Judge Jana Austad issued a ruling shielding the Indigenous-led Giniw Collective’s Camp Namewag—where opponents organize resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline—from local law enforcement’s unlawful […]

September 14th

Big oil and big coal are using the courts to SLAPP activists who protest their dirty energy projects

In a first-of-its-kind analysis, the nonprofit legal organization EarthRights International on Monday published research showing how the fossil fuel industry has targeted more than 150 climate campaigners and community leaders in recent years with lawsuits aimed at silencing protests, as well as other forms of “judicial harassment.” By Julia Conley Common Dreams The group identified 152 cases in […]

September 13th

It’s happening: FERC finalizing process to remove PacifiCorp’s lower four Klamath River dams

Washington, DC – In an action celebrated by Klamath Basin Tribes, conservationists and fishing groups, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today released a final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) recommending the removal of the lower four Klamath River Dams. By Dan Bacher Dam removal on the Klamath will open up over 240 stream-miles of salmon and steelhead habitat that has been […]

September 3rd

Environmental Justice: Today Birmingham has no clean water – but they’ve had dirty air for 100 years

Industrial plants in Birmingham, Alabama, have polluted the air and land in its historic Black communities for over a century. In an epicenter of environmental injustice, officials continue to fail to right the wrongs plaguing the city’s north side. By Max Blau, graphics by Shane Loeffler ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign […]

September 2nd

The far right hates “woke” society because they only win when people are asleep

Although we haven’t even gotten through this year’s midterm congressional elections, it’s still not too early to start examining some of the characters who hope you’ll make them president in 2024. I know, you don’t want to… but we must. By Jim Hightower OtherWords That’s because corporate elites have already chosen their favorites, and they intend […]

August 24th

The Gwich’in Steering Committee celebrates another oil driller exit from Arctic National Wildlife efuge

The Gwich’in Steering Committee applauds yet another company for exiting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Knik Arm Services is the latest to cancel their oil and gas lease and request a refund from the Bureau of Land Management. Knik Arm Services was one of three companies to bid in the government-mandated lease sale in January […]

August 24th

Solar energy: Women are making the clean energy transition more equitable

In a profession dominated by men, solar training nonprofits and trade unions are providing networking opportunities, creating caregiving pilots and training men to be better allies against harassment. By Jessica Kutz The 19th news When Anna Bautista was studying electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she didn’t know she would soon find herself […]

August 22nd