BY SUSAN MONTOYA
February 7, 2012
(AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's participation in a regional cap and trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions became more unlikely Monday with a unanimous vote by state regulators.
The decision by the Environmental Improvement Board to repeal the cap and trade rules came in response to petitions filed by New Mexico's largest electric utilities, oil and gas developers and others who feared the rules would push businesses and jobs to neighboring states.
Gov. Susana Martinez, a critic of regulating carbon emissions at the state level, was pleased with the board's decision, spokesman Scott Darnell said. Read more...
You're invited to a special Honor the Earth Benefit
Featuring an acoustic performance by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and other surprise guests along with an interactive discussion with Winona LaDuke & Amy Ray about the challenges and opportunities surrounding Native environmental initiatives in 2012. Read more...1 attachment:
Honor the Earth is excited to announce changes to our overall organizational structure and the consolidation of our offices. We will maintain our space in northern Minnesota on the White Earth reservation. Historically, we have also held an office in Minneapolis, but due to recent changes we are working solely out of our northern office.
Honor the Earth
PO Box 63
Callaway, MN 56521
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BY WINONA LADUKE (Indian Country Today)
November 13, 2011
President Obama’s pause on the Keystone Pipeline is a victory for the environment, for sure. It is also a victory for the American people. As it turns out, once the advertising, and lobbying dollars are kept in check, the Keystone pipeline appears as it should: as a sham, a money making scheme for oil and pipeline companies, not the Good Fairy for the American economy.
Occupy Wall Street has been called a movement lacking a mission, a circus of people who don’t understand economics and are simply disgruntled at being have-nots. If OWS were looking for a perfect mission, it would be defeating Keystone XL or the pipeline for the one percent. Read more...
By Winona LaDuke
October 2011 Read more...