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Plains Justice Mourns Founding Board Member Pat Spears

Update: Read the full Indian Country Today obituary. With heavy hearts and abiding gratitude for the life of Pat Spears, Plains Justice bids goodbye to one of our most important leaders since our founding in 2006.  His faith in the mission of … Continue reading

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New ND Fracking Video

This video by a new North Dakota nonprofit called Bakken Watch (pronounced Bock’n) documents some of the human and animal health impacts of exposure to fracking activities going on in the Bakken oil fields of western North Dakota.  It’s disturbing.

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September Clean Energy Ambassadors Webinar Focuses on Schools

Register now for the September 20 Clean Energy Ambassadors webinar, “Back to School: How Utilities Help Schools Use On-site Renewables for Energy Education” on our Clean Energy Ambassadors program website.  The Ambassadors program got its start in 2007 when retiring … Continue reading

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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

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400 Technical Deficiencies Found in South Heart Coal Application

The Bismarck Tribune reported that South Heart Coal has a lot of work to do on their mine application. Upon review, the Public Service Commission found 400+ technical deficiencies that will have to be fixed before the permit process can continue. There … Continue reading

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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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Opinion Piece Illustrates Mining Concerns

The Dickinson Press ran an opinion piece by Wayne F. Fisher, stating concerns about the future of mining in North Dakota. Fisher points out the some key problems with the PSC and the current regulatory process in his state. Letter: … Continue reading

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Concerned Residents Gather Signatures to Oppose Coal Mine

Coal may play an important role in North Dakota, but many concerned residents have decided that they will not stand by and watch as it destroys the environment and economy in South Heart. On March 15, KFYR- News reported that a … Continue reading

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