Posts Tagged ‘ water ’

Minnesota: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Opposes Line 3

Minnesota: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Opposes Line 3

by Faron Jackson / Native News Online Recently there has been a lot of misinformation surrounding Tribal interests regarding the Line 3 Public Utilities Commission (PUC) process. “Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe” and “Tribal interests” are being used interchangeably to fit different agendas. I would like to set the record straight with our Tribe’s position...
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BC First Nation Files Aboriginal Title Claim Challenging Fish Farms in their Territory

BC First Nation Files Aboriginal Title Claim Challenging Fish Farms in their Territory

by Laurie Hamelin / APTN News Dzawada’enuxw leaders outside BC Supreme Court in Vancouver. Photo courtesy Lindsey Mae Willie The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet filed a claim of Aboriginal title in British Columbia’s Supreme Court that affects ten fish farms in their traditional territory that they say are operating without their consent. “We have...
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BC First Nation Files Aboriginal Title Claim Challenging Fish Farms in Their Territory

BC First Nation Files Aboriginal Title Claim Challenging Fish Farms in Their Territory

from Warrior Publications The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet filed a claim of Aboriginal title in British Columbia’s Supreme Court that affects ten fish farms in their traditional territory that they say are operating without their consent. “We have been saying no for 30 years,” says Lindsey Mae Willie of Dzawada’enuxw First Nation. “We have always...
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Ecuadorean Judge Halts Excavation of Gold Mine

Ecuadorean Judge Halts Excavation of Gold Mine

from Telesur A judge in the southern city of Cuenca, Ecuador suspends a Chinese company’s mining concession saying that it’s unconstitutional. A major gold and silver mine site in southern Ecuador was forced to suspend exploring for minerals after a local judge ruled its operation unconstitutional. Judge Paul Serrano of the Cuenca civil court...
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Indian Court Stops Construction at Copper Plant After 11 Killed in Protests

Indian Court Stops Construction at Copper Plant After 11 Killed in Protests

by Parth M.N. / Los Angeles Times This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows protesters in Tuticorin, India, demanding the closure of a copper plant. (Associated Press) A court in India on Wednesday ordered a stop to the expansion of a copper plant in the southern city of Tuticorin, a day...
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Lousiana: Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Continues in Defiance of Judge

Lousiana: Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Continues in Defiance of Judge

by Sabrina Canfield / Courthouse News The Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana, which is under threat from the Bayou Bridge pipeline. NEW ORLEANS (CN) — Construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline through sensitive coastal lands continued Monday despite a state judge’s ruling that the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources illegally issued a permit for it....
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Colombia: Dam Disaster Displaces Tens of Thousands

Colombia: Dam Disaster Displaces Tens of Thousands

from Telesur Heavy floods at the construction site of Colombia’s largest hydroelectric dam have forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes, after 600 had already been displaced during the weekend. Nearly 5,000 citizens evacuated the surrounding villages bordering the Cauca river at risk of serious flooding Wednesday after complications at the Hidroituango dam led to a state of emergency. During an interview Thursday, Medellin Mayor...
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Florida: Pine Rocklands in Peril; An Interview with Matthew Schwartz

Florida: Pine Rocklands in Peril; An Interview with Matthew Schwartz

submitted by Sunshine State Anarchy / Earth First! Newswire It seems as if South Florida won’t get a break from the never-ending stream of development eating away at what little remains of our wild habitat. In March, Judge Ungaro allowed Ram Realty to continue bulldozing endangered pine rockland habitat to clear space for a...
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Foxconn Will Drain 7 Million Gallons of Water Per Day From Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

Foxconn Will Drain 7 Million Gallons of Water Per Day From Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

by AJ Dellinger / Gizmodo This week, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources gave the go-aheadto Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn to siphon off seven million gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan, despite protests from conservation groups. The massive diversion of water from the lake will be used to produce LCD screens at the...
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DC Divest Rallies for Wells Fargo Divestment Bill

DC Divest Rallies for Wells Fargo Divestment Bill

from DC Direct Action News On the 18th of April, DC Divest rallied on the steps of the Wilson Building, then packed the room at the DC Council’s CFO Oversight Hearing. They were there to demand that Jack Evans stop holding up a bill to remove the DC government’s money from Well Fargo. Wells...
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Louisiana: Another Lockdown Stops Work on Bayou Bridge Pipeline for Hours

Louisiana: Another Lockdown Stops Work on Bayou Bridge Pipeline for Hours

submitted to Earth First! Newswire MAURICE, LA — On the morning of April 18th a water protector locked herself into a cement filled barrel placed in the trench of a horizontal directional drill on a construction site of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Over a dozen more water protectors from L’eau est La Vie resistance...
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Borneo Oil Spill: Environmental Groups and Victim’s Family Call for Accountability

Borneo Oil Spill: Environmental Groups and Victim’s Family Call for Accountability

by Adam Harvey / ABC.net Photo: Rohani Baso mourns the death of her husband and says she doesn’t know how to care for their daughter without him. (ABC News: Adam Harvey) Environmental groups want the head of Indonesia’s state-owned oil company to be fired over an oil spill that has killed five people and...
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