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Tar Sands Heavy Haul: Into the Heart of Darkness

When over 750 Nez Perce, or Nimiipuu people, accompanied by 1,000 horses fled the Cavalry on a 1,600 mile route through the mountains, valleys and rivers of Oregon, Idaho and Montana in l877, the route was treacherous and the determination to survive as a people deep. During the War of 1877, their journey moved beyond the Heart of the Monster, from whence the Nimiipuu were created, passed the precious and historical trade route of Indigenous people that predates Lewis & Clark through the Bitterroot Mountains. It is some l40 years later and a new industrial road seeks to follow a similar route, pushing through the heart of Nez Perce homelands into the darkest chapter of American oil expansion.

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Clean Air Act is Under Attack

As a member of this community and someone who enjoys our clean lakes and air, I’m very concerned about the health and environmental effects of air pollution. With energy companies such as Otter Tail Power burning coal so close to home (less than 60 miles to be exact), Detroit Lakes’ health is already being impacted by the many toxic particles that contaminate our air, fall into our rivers and lakes, and eventually end up in our food. So, it naturally disturbs me that Congress is planning to roll back our clean air protections as a favor to such big corporate polluters. This should also disturb you.

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LaDuke warns, “Do not be docile”

As hundreds of thousands rallied to replace their government in Egypt Tuesday, Native American activist and former Ralph Nader presidential running mate Winona LaDuke urged an uprising of sorts here -- but calmer.

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Amy's Blog: Day 2 with Honor the Earth on the Blackfeet Reservation

I am at St. Mary’s Lodge in beautiful Glacier, Montana. There is a crazy rushing creek outside my door making me want to stay up all  night. This land up here is so awesome it makes the heart ache.

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Winona's Earth Day 2010 Commentary Published Nationwide

That is how a strong and durable economy is built. And a healthy one, with dignity at the point of production, not coal miners dying at the bottom of endless mazes in the Earth, or uranium miners leaving behind widows or children with birth defects.

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Our 2010 ANNUAL REPORT

Our 2010 ANNUAL REPORT

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Rage Against the Machines
: Giant loads of dirty fossil fuel equipment are going up the Columbia River

Picture the oil monsters: Giant earth gobbling machines, bigger than a brontosaurus, slowly barging up the Columbia River, making their ponderous way past endangered salmon, through the craggy gorge to the Snake River and then bellying up to a dock at the Port of Lewiston where they hit the highways. They’re coming our way in a scheme called the Kearl Module Transport Project (KMTP). Former Green Party vice-presidential candidate and Native American (Anishinaabe) activist Winona LaDuke says, “There’s no history of anything of this scope. The highway system is going to be crushed by the loads.”

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Victory: Idaho Judge Revokes 'Heavy Haul' Tar Sands Trucking Permits

LEWISTON, Idaho - A judge on Tuesday revoked special permits allowing a company to truck four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor, saying the state failed to address public concerns.

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EPA Critical of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

A small victory was won in the battle to stop the devastation of Alberta tar sands development: the EPA officially weighed in on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, calling the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement inadequate and raising serious concerns about the environmental review.

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TheTrue Price of Energy: 31 Years Since Church Rock, Today It's BP Oil

On July 15th, thirty-one years ago, all was usual in the Church Rock area of the Navajo reservation. Life was “everyday normal” for Navajo families, but maybe not “everyday normal” for the average person living in the United States. You see, at this time, many Navajo families had no electricity and drove several miles to haul potable water, as no running water was available. This was life as normal for the area.

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