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Stop the Big Stone II Plant!

DOODA DESERT ROCK

Standing Strong for Carbon Regulation in New Mexico

Stop the Tar Sands!

Standing Strong for Carbon Regulation in New Mexico

The village of Kivalina in Alaska, once home to a traditional Inupiat Eskimo community, is now seeking refuge due to the melting of sea ice causing uninhabitable conditions for the village. With climate change quickly becoming a reality, Indigenous peoples around the globe are feeling the affects of droughts, floods and other climate catastrophes. New Mexicans are no different and action is being taken. The New Energy Economy and the Southwest Indigenous Uranium Forum called on Honor the Earth for help in mitigating climate change and to help promote regulatory limits on the amount of greenhouse gases polluting New Mexico's...

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Dooda Desert Rock

Desert Rock is a proposed 1,500 megawatt mine-mouth plant slated for the Four Corners Region of the Navajo reservation, an area plagued by two existing coal-fired power plants and tens of thousands of oil and gas wells. While most Navajos haul water for their own use, the plant would deplete 1.2 million gallons of water a year—and contaminate that water. Desert Rock would also emit 12.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, the primary greenhouse gas causing global warming.

Along with greenhouse gases, the plant would emit pollutants associated with asthma, pulmonary disease, increased rates of heart attack...

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Stop the Tar Sands!

Rising oil prices have spurred companies to turn to unconventional sources of crude oil previously viewed as too costly or destructive to consider. A case in point: the tar sands in Alberta, Canada. Located beneath the boreal forests that Cree, Dené and Metis First Nations call home, tar sands (also called ‘oil sands’) development has been dubbed the most destructive energy project in the world. To get a single barrel of tar sands crude from surface mining, the forest is chopped down, about four tons of earth is removed, several barrels of water are used and giant tailings ponds are...

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Stop the Big Stone II Plant!

Since 2007, Honor the Earth has been working with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of Sisseton, SD to pressure Otter Tail Power to withdraw their commitment to a proposed 580 megawatt coal-fired power plant called Big Stone II. We are excited to announce that on September 11th, Otter Tail made the right choice for the Earth and all our relations and cancelled their investment in the project!

Today, the peoples of Sisseton-Wahpeton and a host of environmental allies are giving thanks for and celebrating the Big Stone II victory. Mryna Thompson of the Office of Environmental Protection at Sisseton was elated by...

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