Category Archives: Water quality

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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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

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Fracking: A Report from the You Won’t Believe This Department

A few months ago Plains Justice’s Tar Sands Pipelines blog reported on the many rock-your-world chemicals used to dilute tar sands bitumen in high pressure pipelines running here, there and everywhere across the U.S. Lest you think that Canadians have … Continue reading

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Swedish City Goes from 100% to 0% Fossil Fuel Heat

Some folks aren’t going to like the way this story goes, but Kristianstad, Sweden (pop. 80,000) went from 100% fossil fuel heat to 0% in only 20 years, using various forms of waste and biomass as fuel. Cost savings are … Continue reading

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Plains Justice/Dakota Resource Council Fracking Report

Dakota Resource Council is calling for improved regulation of oil and gas extraction in North Dakota as it releases a report, authored by Plains Justice President Carrie La Seur, describing the state’s regulatory environment and making recommendations for better standards … Continue reading

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TVA Coal Ash Spill Aftermath: Arsenic and More Arsenic

Ken Ward of the Charleston, West Virginia Gazette maintains a fantastic blog called Coal Tattoo that reports on everything to do with the Appalachian coal industry and much that’s relevant to national and global coal markets. Yesterday’s post was about … Continue reading

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The Color Purple…

is not what you want to see in your water. Our friends at the Center for Rural Affairs recently reported in their newsletter about a livestock confinement (the A.J. Bos mega-dairy’s silage leachate pond, to be precise) west of Nora, … Continue reading

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