This Earth Day, let's quit being extremists.
That's what the U.S. economy relies on right now, and that's how the huge mineral and fossil fuel companies are making their money: extremism.Read more
By Jonathan Crawford
The U.S. Supreme Court indicated May 20 it will not reconsider a federal appeals court's rejection of a lawsuit by Alaskan natives against a group of energy producers for the harm allegedly caused by the companies' contribution to global warming.Read more
Just because you say something at a federal hearing doesn’t mean it’s accurate. A couple of weeks ago, North Dakota Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms told Congress that the Keystone pipeline would save North Dakota lives. “The Keystone XL pipeline could mean three to six fewer traffic deaths per year in North Dakota as a result of reduced truck traffic, the state’s top oil and gas regulator says,” The Forum reported.Read more
Unsettling America is an emerging decentralized network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization throughout Turtle Island and the “Americas.”Read more
One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries holding some of the oldest and most spectacular rock art on the planet.Read more
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.
She and her brothers herded sheep in the Red Lake valley between Navajo, N.M., and Fort Defiance. She was very young then in the fields and hills. The faithful dogs helped them herd the sheep, chasing vehicles when they were near roads.Read more
This weekend, I had a chance to drop off some leftover food to the Occupy Minnesota demonstration at the government building in Minneapolis. This group of around l00 or so hearty souls (sleeping there ), has joined literally tens of thousands of protesters internationally who have come out in support of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. From Rome to Brussels, across much of the Arab world people are demonstrating opposition to the economic and political issues of their country. The original protest began on September 17, 2011, and by October 9, similar demonstrations were either ongoing or had been held in 70 major cities and over 600 communities in the U.S. Internationally, “Occupy Protests” have modeled themselves after Occupy Wall Street, in over 900 cities worldwide.Read more
Native American activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke says it’s crucial that we ask ourselves, “What is an economy? And who gets to determine it?”Read more
Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And, here we sit in the past digging for oil. The State Department is currently reviewing a proposal to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a pipeline that will extend 2,000 miles across America and to the Gulf of Mexico. Crossing over 70 rivers and streams, the pipeline will also cross critical water sources such as the Ogallala Aquifer. The pipeline is scheduled for review by the Obama administration with a congressional deadline demanding a decision by the end of 2011.Read more