Author Archives: LastBestPlace

Dickinson (ND) Press Fracking Editorial

In a Sunday editorial, Jennifer McBride, Managing Editor of the Dickinson Press in southwestern North Dakota, called for “drastic action” if a new EPA drinking water safety study shows that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) puts drinking water at risk.  She writes: … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic fracturing, North Dakota, Water quality | Tagged , | Leave a comment

South Heart (ND) Informal Conference June 28, 7pm in Dickinson

Posted in Agriculture, climate change, Coal, Dakota Resource Council, North Dakota, South Heart, South Heart | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Reclamation Letter to the Bismarck Tribune

Reclamation is not so advanced By GENE WIRTZ Underwood Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Coal mining reclamation in North Dakota is far less advanced than Ron Harper suggests in his May 9 opinion piece. He says Coteau’s Freedom Mine has reclaimed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Coal Cares

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Announces “Coal Cares™” Initiative, New Nationwide Campaign Against Stigma of Childhood Asthma ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2011 / PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Peabody Energy today announced the creation of an innovative new public health initiative designed … Continue reading

Posted in Coal | 3 Comments

Quick Update on Bear Butte Rehearing

For anyone following the news about tomorrow’s rehearing on the permit to drill for oil near Bear Butte State Park in the Black Hills, we hear that the Rosebud Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Yankton Sioux, and Standing Rock Sioux tribes of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bear Butte National Historic Landmark at Risk from Oil Drilling

According to the National Park Service, Bear Butte (SD) is sacred to the Cheyenne as the place where Maheo (the Creator) imparted to the hero Sweet Medicine the knowledge from which the Cheyenne derive their religious, political, social, and economic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cool Congregations Comes to Muscatine, Iowa

Our friends at Iowa Interfaith Power and Light are holding a “Cool Congregations” workshop this Saturday in Muscatine, teaching locals about a pro-active, faith-based response to the challenge of global warming and signing people up for free energy audits from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Refinery Fenceline Communities

A new post from the Air Hugger blog reports that EPA environmental justice representatives just acknowledged for the first time that a couple of refinery fenceline communities in Texas are too close to refineries to protect public health.  Those of … Continue reading

Posted in environmental justice | Leave a comment

Plains Justice on Pipelines in the New York Times

Plains Justice staff attorney, Paul Blackburn was able to draw national attention to the lack of transparency in the emergency response system proposal for the Express Pipeline System.  The New York Times ran the story February 4, explaining that Plains Justice … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Live Video of U.S. Senate Hearing on Fracking

LIVE NOW – Link to live footage of today’s EPW Committee hearing available. The Committee will hear testimony about chemicals in drinking water and fracking. http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_id=c8713cf7-802a-23ad-4d51-bd8e2c8a7bd3

Posted in Hydraulic fracturing | Tagged , | Leave a comment