by Vincent Ricci / Mongabay A court ruling in Ecuador allowing a community referendum on proposed mining projects could embolden communities across the country mounting similar opposition to mines. The ruling in favor of Cuenca, the capital of Azuay province and the third-largest city in Ecuador, was prompted by concerns over two gold mines, although […]
Oct. 13: Day of Action to Demand Mexican Gov’t Stop Paramilitary Attacks on Zapatista & Indigenous Communities
by Chiapas Support Committee Dear friends & supporters of the EZLN and the struggle for autonomy by indigenous communities: The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in person on October 13, 2020, at 1:30pm PST at the offices of the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, CA, to deliver a letter signed by […]
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by The Campaign to Stop GE Trees On 18 August the long-awaited public comment period regarding possible deregulation of the genetically engineered (GE) American chestnut tree opened. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving the public until October 19th to comment on a petition from the State University of New York College of Environmental […]
by Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project Camas flowers (High Buck sale, Umatilla NF) Despite the pandemic, and the suffering and uncertainty people are facing at this time, we are seeing an even greater push from the current administration to increase ecologically destructive extractive projects on public lands (such as logging and drilling), eliminate or curtail public […]
by Dharna Noor / Earther In a stunning win for the environmental justice movement, a court just ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down. The U.S. District Court for Washington, DC, ruled on Monday that an important federal permit that the Army Corps of Engineers granted to the pipeline’s developer, Energy Transfer […]
by John Downey / Charlotte Business Journal The $8 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead. Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. are canceling the project because of continuing court delays likely to drive the price tag higher. That would threaten the economic viability of the project, they say. Bound up in the cancellation […]