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Why This Matters: The waste involved in these oil and gas operations is literally and figuratively sickening. Not to mention to the absolute disregard for the impacts that the pollution has on Native American ancient sites like Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. On a day when so many people are feeling an ache in their heart for the loss of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, how can we not feel the same way about the loss of the ancient temples of our continent? If oil and gas companies cannot drill responsibly, why should they be allowed to drill at all? Which is just what Presidential Candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed today — a total moratorium on oil and gas drilling on federal lands and ocean waters.
To Go Deeper: Native American historic sites in the Southwest have long been subject to looting. Watch this PBS Documentary narrated by Robert Redford to learn more about another threat to these historic treasures.
Delegates attending the COP26 conference in Glasgow will get to see a very cool display during their stay. So cool, in fact, that it’s been frozen since 1765. Artist Wayne Binitie and scientists of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have retrieved an Antarctic time capsule containing the world’s purest air. The pocket of atmosphere was […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The European Environment Agency (EEA) found that a majority of EU countries broke at least one air pollution limit last year — despite COVID-19 lockdowns. In addition, 17 EU countries failed to stay below ozone pollution targets, which directly influence global warming; and eight EU countries failed to stay […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer An Indonesian district court ruled yesterday that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has neglected Jakarta’s residents right to clean air. In a unanimous ruling in favor of the 32 residents who brought the case, the Central Jakarta District Court ordered Widodo, and six other top officials deemed negligent, to improve […]
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