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Half Life: America’s Last Uranium Mill

     by Intercontinental Cry In southeastern Utah, not far from many of America’s famed national parks, lies America’s last remaining uranium mill. After more than 36 years in operation, the leaders of the nearby Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s White Mesa community worry that lax regulations and aging infrastructure are putting their water supply, and … Continue reading Half Life: America’s Last Uranium Mill

Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Pipeline Resistance Dangers and Quashing Dissent in Florida–Why We Must Stop Sabal Trail Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The pipeline broke ground the first week of September 2016. Despite recent articles making it sound like they just began construction, according to some accounts the pipeline is 90-95% complete. The plans for this pipeline … Continue reading Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Navajo Communities Still Struggle After Mining Disaster

Featured image: The San Juan River still turns a muddy orange after a heavy rain, as sediments from the Gold King Mine spill are stirred up from the bottom.  Suzette Brewer      by Suzette Brewer / Indian Country Today Media Network SHIPROCK, New Mexico—On Friday, as the Obama administration temporarily halted construction of the Dakota Access pipeline due … Continue reading Navajo Communities Still Struggle After Mining Disaster

Mosier Oil Train Accident: Stop The Flows

On Friday, June 3rd, an oil train derailed in the town of Mosier, along the Columbia River Gorge. Eleven cars carrying highly volatile crude oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan came off the tracks, and several of them caught fire. When crude oil from Bakken burns, it reaches white-hot … Continue reading Mosier Oil Train Accident: Stop The Flows

March Against Monsanto this Saturday

Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The latest news reports on glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed-killer Roundup, indicate that it is present in California wines, Quaker Oats and even in the urine of elected officials in Europe. Roundup is manufactured by Monsanto ― the same Monsanto that produced Agent Orange (notoriously … Continue reading March Against Monsanto this Saturday

Toxic Range: BLM’s Growing Chemical Addiction

This article originally appeared on Counterpunch By Katie Fite / Wildlands Defense BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands in the wake of the September 2015 Sage-grouse Plan Amendments and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Not Warranted Finding for ESA listing. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe … Continue reading Toxic Range: BLM’s Growing Chemical Addiction

Lierre Keith: The Oil Spill

By Lierre Keith / Deep Green Resistance Editor’s note: This first appeared in Mother Earth News on July 28, 2010.  We are republishing it on the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Everything that’s wrong with this culture is in the story now pouring out of a broken … Continue reading Lierre Keith: The Oil Spill

UN urged to end mercury poisoning crisis in South America

Featured Image: Gold miners have been invading Yanomami land for decades. © Fiona Watson/Survival International By Survival International Mercury poisoning is devastating tribal peoples across Amazonia, Survival International warned the U.N today. In a letter to the U.N Special Rapporteur for Health, Survival International highlighted the failure of South American governments to address the contamination. The unmonitored … Continue reading UN urged to end mercury poisoning crisis in South America

Peru: Mercury poisoning “epidemic” sweeps tribe

Featured image:  A huge proportion of the Nahua tribe have been affected by the poisoning, which causes anemia and acute kidney problems © Johan Wildhagen By Survival International Up to 80% of a recently-contacted tribe in Peru have been poisoned with mercury, raising serious concerns for the future of the tribe. One child has already died … Continue reading Peru: Mercury poisoning “epidemic” sweeps tribe

Beyond Flint, Michigan: The Navajo Water Crisis

Featured image: Figure from EPA Pacific Southwest Region 9 Addressing Uranium Contamination on the Navajo Nation By Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry Recent media coverage and spiraling public outrage over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has completely eclipsed the ongoing environmental justice struggles of the Navajo. Even worse, the media continues to frame the situation … Continue reading Beyond Flint, Michigan: The Navajo Water Crisis