Water & Oceans

Greens Sue Interior, Claim It Ignores Harms Of Idle Offshore Rigs

"An environmental group is suing the federal government to force the U.S. Department of Interior to reassess the long-term environmental effects of delays in shutting down inactive oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico."

Source: AP, 07/12/2024

"These Biden Rules Could Be Trashed By Trump"

"Some priority regs — including climate standards for existing gas-fired power plants, curbs on lead and copper in drinking water, and heat protections for workers — could be doomed."

Source: E&E News, 07/11/2024

Behind Tribal Spearfishing Is A Long, Violent History Of Denied Treaty Rights

"On a twilight so calm the red and white pines are reflected in the waters of northern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Flowage, John Baker plans to go spearfishing — a traditional Ojibwe method of harvesting walleye. But before he sets out, he detours his boat to land on a sandy shore, hops out and crosses the tree line, crunching through dead leaves. “This is my sanctuary,” he says, recalling childhood visits in his dad’s rowboat."

Source: AP, 07/10/2024

"Abandoned Mines Cover The West"

"Their legacy is destruction and pollution of lands and waters."

"In 1953, the Anaconda Minerals Company leased nearly 8,000 acres of land in central New Mexico from the Pueblo of Laguna to mine uranium for nuclear weapons. The company gouged and blasted away at the earth, constructing the three massive holes known as the Jackpile-Paguate Mine.

Source: High Country News, 07/10/2024


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