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Inside a ceremonial longhouse in northern Oregon last September, the sun's rays spilling between the high-peaked beams, Davis Yellowash Washines was seated in full ceremonial dress -- yellow headband, red sash, beaded shoes. A rawhide drum rested ...
An advocacy group filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what it claims is inadequate oversight of pollution coming from a Uinta Basin coal
-fired power plant.
The nonprofit WildEarth Guardians says ...
In Richmond, Calif., over two hundred people sat down at a Chevron oil refinery and refused to leave. Outside Boston, Mass., they were handcuffed at the state`s largest coal
plant. On Seneca Lake in New York, they paddled a flotilla of kayaks ...
A crackdown on polluted emissions from the Bonanza power plant near the Utah-Colorado border has resulted in a settlement between federal regulators and Utah-based Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative.
The U.S. Environmental ...
A huge new coal
-mining project just approved by the federal government pits a Montana tribe against native communities in the Pacific Northwest.The Crow Nation in southern Montana overlaps the coal
-rich Powder River Basin. The tribe is ...
At Spring Creek Mine, a broad black seam of coal
, reaching depths of 80 feet, runs like a subterranean river through arid, sagebrush-covered hills.
This is a world-class seam formed from the remnants of ferns, grasses and other plants ...
At age 94, Mary Helen Cagey, an elder of the Lummi Indian
tribe, has seen a lot of yesterdays. Some are ripe for fond reminiscence, like the herring that used to run rich in the waters here in the nation’s upper-left margin, near the border with ...
Controversy is boiling over the West's biggest coal
-fired power plant, located just south of the Utah-Arizona border near the shores of Lake Powell.
Owners of the Navajo Generating Station say an Environmental Protection Agency proposal ...
Three years ago, when the Canadian pipeline people first came round Bob Math's cattle ranch in northernmost Montana, the conversation was brittle.
The TransCanada emissaries were pleasant enough. But it soon became apparent their ...
Brazil is investing billions to build 20 hydroelectric plants in the Amazon with power lines to faraway cities. The project will flood rainforests 107 times the size of Manhattan, displace thousands from their ancestral lands and send the country ...
Federal officials on Wednesday announced an upcoming coal
lease sale that would allow an existing Montana mine to tap into an estimated 133 million tons of the fuel.
The Bureau of Land Management said leases on 61 million tons of ...
GELLERMAN: It's Living on Earth, I'm Bruce Gellerman.
[CODY SINGING TO TUNE OF GOD BLESS AMERICA]
GELLERMAN: The tune may sound familiar...but the words may sound strange.
GELLERMAN: This is ...
Monique LaChappa, tribal chairwoman for the Campo Kumeyaay Nation, says a casino the tribe opened in 2001 provided money and jobs but isn't enough to sustain the Campo. She hopes a new wind farm, in which the Campo will be an investor, will help ...
The leader of the country's largest Indian reservation
threw his support behind the neighboring Hopi Tribe, whose lawmakers declared environmental groups unwelcome on the reservation
Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. and Hopi lawmakers ...
An unusual experiment featuring equal parts science, environmental optimism and Native American capitalist ambition is unfolding here on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation
in southwest Colorado.With the twin goals of making fuel from ...
A Crow official says the federal government has given preliminary approval to the American Indian
tribe's plan to build one of the first coal
-to-liquid fuel plants in the nation.
The $7.4 billion plant would produce an initial 50,000 ...
LArmed with big potential for wind and solar generation, Native America says it's ready to help Barack Obama build a green economy. A policy statement, signed by 250 tribes and tribal organizations and submitted to the new administration, ...
U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson has issued a memorandum saying that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant that is subject to regulation when approving new power plants.Johnson’s 19-page memo last Thursday produced a swift reaction from ...
U.S. environment regulators late Thursday rejected a permit for a new coal
-fired power plant in Utah over the issue of its greenhouse gas pollution, putting in question the future of new coal
plants that do not to curb their ...
The fate of scores of new coal
-burning power plants is now in limbo over whether to regulate heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
The uncertainty resulted when an Environmental Protection Agency appeals panel on Thursday rejected a federal ...
The Environmental Protection Agency has been blocked from issuing a permit for a proposed Utah coal
plant without addressing global warming, jeopardizing the fate of scores of other proposed coal
plants that will likely be left to the Obama ...
In a corner of the Navajo Nation burdened by old and heavily polluting
coal-fired power plants, it matters little to many tribal elders that another
facility promises to be the most efficient and cleanest of all.
With two plants ...
Every time a new coal
-fired power plant is proposed anywhere in the United
States, a lawyer from the Sierra Club or an allied environmental group is
assigned to stop it, by any bureaucratic or legal means necessary.
They might ...
The drone of a small wind turbine is the only sound punctuating the stillness
five miles south of Shiprock. A few houses dot the horizon, and an occasional
car passes by on Navajo Route 36 _ the only signs of civilization Denton ...
Three years into Gov. Brian Schweitzer's first term, Montana has heard plenty
development. But a profound political shift is throwing serious coal
plans here into limbo.
The shift comes because of concerns over global ...