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Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgiaby Natia Kuprashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia, March 5, 2012 (ENS)The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections. At least 20 villages are …

Largest native title claim in NSW acknowledges Barkandji people in state’s far west

June 16, 2015, www.abc.net.au | “Four hundred people gathered near Broken Hill for the ceremony and greeted the announcement with cheers and emotion.  The determination by consent by Federal Court judge Jayne Jagot recognises the Barkandji people’s connection to country has continued since before colonisation.”

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NSW’s largest native title claim to be settled in state’s far west
Hundreds of people are gathering in NSW today for a court ruling on the state’s largest native title claim.
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Missoula wins legal fight to take over Mountain Water Co.

June 15, 2015, missoulian.com | “Missoula won its legal fight to take ownership of Mountain Water Co. and the city’s drinking water system Monday.  In a 68-page decision, Missoula District Court Judge Karen Townsend said the city ‘carried its burden of proof’ and showed that ‘its contemplated use of the water system as a municipally owned water system is more necessary than the current use as a privately owned for-profit enterprise.'”
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Missoula won its legal fight to take ownership of Mountain Water Co. and the city’s drinking water system Monday.
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Mapping 7 million gallons of crude oil spills

June 15, 2015, www.hcn.org | “On May 19, a pipeline owned by Plains All American burst near Santa Barbara, California, ultimately spilling more than 100,000 gallons, or some 2,400 barrels, of oil. Tens of thousands of gallons of the oil slid into a storm drain and flowed into the Pacific Ocean.  The spill garnered national coverage for good reason: It killed or injured hundreds of birds, sea lions and other wildlife, sullied a long stretch of beautiful coastline and happened near where the notorious 1969 spill that inflamed a burgeoning environmental movement occurred.”

A thousand pipeline ruptures or spills reported nationwide in the past five years. Causes include lightning, corrosion (Santa Barbara spill), bigger spills resulted from valves being left open and others were caused by bad seals, heavy rains and people puncturing pipelines while digging. Of all the reported incidents, only one lists “intentional,” i.e. sabotage, as the cause.
A thousand pipeline ruptures or spills reported nationwide in the past five years.
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Native traditional methods revived to combat California drought, wildfires

June 12, 2015, alj.am | “As California battles its worst drought in 1,000 years  — and after massive wildfires swept across the state for two consecutive summers — a number of tribe members, scientists and U.S. Forest Service officials are working to revive traditional Native American land management practices that some believe could help contain the blazes and lessen effects of the drought.”

Asha Stout shared an article on Al Jazeera America.
Good news for the earth!
As state grapples with dry conditions, first peoples called on for their traditional knowledge
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Logging Industry Lawsuit Demanding Aggressive Cutting Thrown Out By Federal Court

A BLM-managed forest in Oregon.June 12, 2015, earthjustice.org | “A logging industry lawsuit that sought to force the Bureau of Land Management to increase logging on public lands in southwest Oregon was thrown out today by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling vacates a 2013 decision that would have forced the Bureau of Land Management to sell timber even when those sales would have harmed salmon and had detrimental impacts on water quality and recreation.”

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Yay!
VICTORY: Today, a logging industry lawsuit that sought to force the Bureau of Land Management to increase logging on public lands in southwest Oregon was defeated. http://ejus.tc/1MwrKmb
If successful, this lawsuit would have allowed logging companies to cut down more 100 year-old forests, decreasing protections for clean water and wildlife on southwest Oregon public lands. The ancient forests of Oregon and all the people that live there can breathe a sigh of relief.
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World Oceans Day Quotes 2015: 11 Sayings That Celebrate The ‘Heart Of The Planet’

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June 8, 2015, www.ibtimes.com | “World Oceans Day is about putting a spotlight on one of Earth’s most vital resources, including the things that threaten its future. The United Nations has called the oceans the ‘heart of the planet,’ underscoring the vital role the oceans, which make up nearly two-thirds of earth’s surface, play in sustaining life.  ”

Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.“World Oceans Day, June 8, 2015: 11 Sayings That Celebrate The ‘Heart Of The Planet’

The U.N. has dubbed this year’s World Oceans Day theme “healthy oceans, healthy planet.”
ibtimes.com|By Philip Ross”

Northwest tribes are a growing obstacle to energy development

May 28, 2015, www.hcn.org | “On May 13, a tribe in Northern British Columbia turned down a Malaysian energy company’s offer of nearly $260,000 (CAN $319,000) for each member as compensation for building a natural gas export terminal on ancestral lands. The Lax Kw’alaam First Nation said no to the $1.15 billion package after the community unanimously voted against the terminal last week over the risk to local salmon habitat.”

Lax Kw’alaam First Nation said no to the $1.15 billion package after the community unanimously voted against the terminal last week over the risk to local salmon habitat.
B.C. tribal members turned down $260K each in order to stop a gas terminal.
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Seismic testing off Clyde River cancelled for 2015

May 27, 2015, www.cbc.ca | “An energy consortium of three companies has cancelled its plans to conduct seismic testing off of Baffin Island this summer.  The hamlet of Clyde River, Nunavut has been fighting to get a court injunction to stop the seismic testing. Clyde River’s mayor Jerry Natanine says he’s surprised by the companies’ decision to postpone the project.”

Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
Clyde River, Nunavut, is declaring victory after an energy company cancelled this summer’s plans for offshore seismic testing.
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Activists Destroy Road Leading to Elliott Forest Timber Sale

March 22, 2015, earthfirstjournal.org | “But for those of us who are intimately connected to this land, a clearcut is a clearcut. No matter if the trees are 100 or 250 years old: the mountain beavers will be trampled, trapped and poisoned and the coho salmon downstream will struggle to survive as temperatures rise and silt settles on the gravel beds.”

 Robert Brothers

Activists create a three foot deep trench to prevent Scott Timber from clear cutting. They activists want to protect the Murrelet nesting habitat, the salmon from the temperatures rise and silt settles on the gravel beds, the mountain beavers in Elliot, Oregon.

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Grassy Narrows 12-year blockade against clear cutting wins award

 

May 24, 2015, www.cbc.ca | “An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.  Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern Ontario received Ontario Nature’s J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for exceptional environmental achievement at a ceremony on Saturday.”

Absolutely Awesome!
An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.
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