Keystone XL Rejection: Indigenous Resistance Exults, Trudeau ‘Disappointed’

Keystone XL Rejection: Indigenous Resistance Exults, Trudeau ‘Disappointed’

Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Nov 08, 2015

Indigenous activists and environmentalists hailed President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a victory for Mother Earth.

El Nino is Coming, Are Californians Ready?


New America Media, News Report, Posted: Nov 03, 2015

For PG&E in particular that means outages, broken poles, down power lines and ruptured natural gas lines, which could lead to disasters.


EPA Slow to Halt Use of Deadly Pesticide


New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 02, 2015

A pesticide known as DDT's cousin is still being used in the United States, despite evidence of its toxic effects.


California’s Investment in Global Warming Reduction Programs Score Well


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 17, 2015

Editor’s note: California’s cap-and-trade program, which charges major polluters for their greenhouse gas emissions, has generated close to $3 billion in fines, which have gone to finance projects that further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to The Greenlining Institute, this represents the largest climate justice investment in U.S. history.

U.S. Sen. Heinrich Tours Uranium Sites on Navajo


Navajo Times, News Report, Posted: Oct 12, 2015

Located in the stony hills of Red Valley and accessible only by four-wheel-drive vehicle, the mine stares blankly at the breathtaking vistas in this remote area where an estimated 175 mines once operated.

Tribes: ‘Environmental Racism’ Behind Plan to Store Nuke Waste Under Yucca Mountain


Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2015

A proposal to store nuclear waste under Yucca Mountain, shelved by President Barack Obama in 2010, has been revived. And both the Western Shoshone and Timbisha Shoshone tribes have termed the plan “environmental racism.”


How Bad is California’s Drought? 


Asian Journal , News Report, Allyson Escobar, Posted: Oct 05, 2015

Because Californians have saved so much, water regulators have for the most part been able to avoid levying big fines on local water districts for failing to meet their conservation targets, ranging from 4 to 36 percent, compared with 2013 levels.

Shell Nixes Arctic Drilling; Indigenous Grassroots Leaders Exuberant


Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Sep 30, 2015

Environmentalists, some Alaska Natives and a number of grassroots indigenous leaders were rejoicing on Monday as Royal Dutch Shell announced it would no longer drill in offshore Alaska.


Keystone XL: Hillary Clinton Opposes, Native Activists Guardedly Optimistic


Indian Country, News Report, Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Native activists expressed “skepticism and guarded celebration” at Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s position against the Keystone XL pipeline.


Central Valley Youth Say Pope's Message 'Already Having an Impact'


YouthWire, Commentary, Various Authors, Posted: Sep 25, 2015

In the Central Valley of California, youth say the message of the Pope on climate change, LGBT rights and immigration has already begun to influence communities.

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