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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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On a Break

This blog isn’t being updated right now (we’re making it official).  Please check in for news on the Plains Justice website, the Clean Energy Ambassadors website, or the Great Plains Tar Sands Pipelines blog.

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When They Tell You Coal Is Cheap…

Ask them about Montana’s state subsidies for coal, as summarized in a recent legislative report.  One subsidy explicitly makes strip mining operations economic that would otherwise run in the red.  Your tax dollars at work, making sure global coal companies turn … 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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Opening Statement of Global Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, UN Global Mercury Treaty

Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC)of the UN Global Mercury Treaty, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 October–4 November 2011 Read by Mr. Earl Hatley, Grand River Keeper/LEAD, a delegate of California Indian Environmental Alliance Thank you Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates and … Continue reading

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Coal Bed Methane Conflict Gets Nasty in Australia

This story is about as far from the U.S. plains states as you can get, but it’s a tale all too familiar to American farmers and ranchers living over coal bed methane reserves.  In the prime farmland of New South … Continue reading

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Energy Subsidies

Interesting post over on Ken Ward’s Coal Tattoo blog about relative subsidies for coal and other forms of energy produced in the U.S.  He writes (as are others) about DBL (Double Bottom Line) Investors’ recent report titled: “What Would Jefferson … Continue reading

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