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How Weakened US Fossil Fuel Regulations Threaten Environmental Justice in Colorado

A drilling site next to farms and homes in Weld County, Colo. Stephanie Malin/Flight provided by LightHawk, CC BY-ND    by Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University / The Conversation From the start, President Donald Trump’s administration has made dismantling regulations, especially for the oil, gas and coal industries, a top priority. And though his claims … Continue reading How Weakened US Fossil Fuel Regulations Threaten Environmental Justice in Colorado

Energy Fuel Resources Tries to Downplay Grand Canyon Cancer Concerns

FLAGSTAFF CITY COUNCIL APPROVES RESOLUTION OPPOSING URANIUM MINING, DESPITE COMPANY CLAIMS Featured image: Members of the Havasupai Tribe overjoyed to see the success of their resistance when the Flagstaff City Council announced their uranium hauling ban. Photo: Dustin Wero      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry As the Canyon Mine’s operations to extract uranium ore adjacent … Continue reading Energy Fuel Resources Tries to Downplay Grand Canyon Cancer Concerns

Havasupai Prayer Gathering: Indigenous Nations Unite Against Nuclear Colonialism

Featured image by Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry At the Havasupai Prayer Gathering, Fydel Rising Sun, member of the Havasupai Tribe, sang of resisting uranium mining to the sound of his beating drum. It was 3 a.m., and the sacred fire crackled under the dark outline of Red Butte, a site of … Continue reading Havasupai Prayer Gathering: Indigenous Nations Unite Against Nuclear Colonialism

Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Featured image: Representatives from Haul No and the Havasupai Tribe march to the gates of the Canyon Mine which lay upon grounds sacred to many indigenous nations in the region. Photo: Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry Any day now, Energy Fuels (EFR) will resume drilling for high-grade uranium ore at the Canyon Mine … Continue reading Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Featured image: Red Butte. Located just 6 miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this sacred site is in danger because of the Canyon uranium mine that operates adjacent. Photo Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year. It’s one of the … Continue reading Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Featured image:  A still from aerial footage from 2011 of an uncontacted Amazon tribe in Brazil near the Peruvian border. © BBC/FUNAI/Survival      by Survival International Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo … Continue reading Amazon Indians Plead for Help After Massacre

Newly Described Toad Species Threatened by Geothermal Energy Production

One more strike against so-called “renewable” energy production, which is really the same old Earth-destroying, extractive, colonial paradigm—with new marketing: — Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, have named three new toad species: the Dixie Valley toad, the Railroad Valley toad and the Hot Creek toad. This is an especially exciting feat because it’s … Continue reading Newly Described Toad Species Threatened by Geothermal Energy Production

The Sápara Nation vs. The Slimy Oil Mungia

Featured image: Sápara leader Gloria Ushigua. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown      by Sarah Belle Lin / Intercontinental Cry For the Sápara Peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon, “Sinchi”, or “sacred” is the term that best describes their ancestral language and forests. Though abundant with meaning, the Sápara never had a word for “sacred”. There was … Continue reading The Sápara Nation vs. The Slimy Oil Mungia

Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

Featured image: Tsilhqot’in Nation community highway signs unveiled in 2015 as Supreme Court decision was being implemented. “Members of the public traveling into Nemiah Valley or Tatlayoko Valley can expect to see signs in the vicinity advising them when they are approaching declared Tsilhqot’in Title Lands,” shared the Government of the Province of British Colombia, … Continue reading Canada: Drilling Permits Issued on Tsilhqot’in Lands as Wildfires Rage

Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Forest Service Pushes to Mine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More Than 17 Million Tons of Coal      by Center for Biological Diversity DENVER— Just days after announcing the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, the Trump administration today pushed ahead with plans for another damaging action: a … Continue reading Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado