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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Stark County, ND: Tough on Solar, Lenient on Coal?

Beth Hurt of South Heart wrote this letter to the editor of the Dickinson Press recently to point out the inconsistency of recent Stark County (ND) Commission decisions on rezoning for expansion of Solar Bee, which manufactures “award-winning and patented … Continue reading

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