Biden Takes Strong Stance Opposing Pebble Mine and Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Biden Takes Strong Stance Opposing Pebble Mine and Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden over the weekend stated his strong opposition to two prominent mining projects –the Pebble Mine in Alaska and possible uranium mining adjacent to the Grand Canyon — with huge impacts on local economies and Native American communities nearby.

Why This Matters:  Biden understands the importance of both these pristine areas to ALL Americans, and especially their importance to Indigenous Americans.

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Navajo Lack Water to Fight COVID-19 Because Coal Company Drained the Tribe’s Aquifer

Navajo Lack Water to Fight COVID-19 Because Coal Company Drained the Tribe’s Aquifer

Bloomberg News reports that Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer in the country, operated two coal mines on Navajo and Hopi reservation lands that pulled so much water from the Navajo Aquifer that many wells and springs have now run dry. This comes when water is more necessary than ever for essential hygiene since Covid-19 has hit the Navajo Nation harder than any state.

Why This MattersPeabody never replenished the aquifer water it took under a suspect agreement with the Tribes —  as much as 1.3 billion gallons of water from the aquifer annually —  and one-third of residents have no running water in the midst of the worst pandemic in generations.

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Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Lead on Getting Government Handouts

Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Lead on Getting Government Handouts

Oil and gas companies continue to pump the government for cash.  Bloomberg Law News reported that the Administration has granted 76 royalty waivers to oil and gas companies who are drilling for oil on federal land in Utah — lowering the rates from 12.5% to as low as 2.5%. 

Why This Matters:  The giveaways to oil and gas companies in the name of saving jobs just keep coming.

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We Need a Down-to-Earth Approach to Solve Our Problems

We Need a Down-to-Earth Approach to Solve Our Problems

We wrote earlier this week that President Trump issued an executive order establishing a policy that calls for the U.S. to mine and exploit the other resources like water on the moon.  As Axios explained, the order “directs the State Department to find international partners that are interested in collaborating with the U.S. on creating ‘sustainable operations’ related to […]

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Trump Issues Executive Order Allowing Mineral Exploitation on the Moon

Trump Issues Executive Order Allowing Mineral Exploitation on the Moon

The Trump administration may be in the midst of battling a global pandemic, but the President made time on Monday to sign an executive order establishing a policy that calls for the U.S. to mine and exploit the other resources like water on the moon. 

Why This Matters:  Doesn’t the President have more important things to do right now than to pursue his endless quest to mine and exploit resources?

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The Fight For Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Continues – Will Canada Join It?

The Fight For Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Continues – Will Canada Join It?

Twin Metals Minnesota, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chilean mining giant Antofagasta, has been working to get a permit to build and operate a large copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a million acres of pristine of forest and lakes that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border. 

Why This Matters:  This project is a continued attack on federally protected lands and provides a false sense of economic security to the region.

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