14th Session of The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

14th Session of The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Indigenous Environmental Network, MADRE, CICA (Consejo Indígena de Central America), CAOI, ECUANARI, Chief Oren Lyons-Haudenosaunee, Indigenous Information Network, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, Consejo Indio Exterior, Comisión Júridica de los Pueblos,...

During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection

MEDIA ADVISORY June 13, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, aldoseoane@gmail.com, 605-319-8151   During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection North Dakota — When President Obama and the First Lady visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Cannonball,...

Power Shift 2013 – Kandi Mossett

Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer – Kandi was born in North Dakota and grew up in an area known today as the Fort Berthold Reservation. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North...

Fracking is Draining Local Communities (Op-Ed)

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)   |   August 24, 2013 01:48pm ET Brenda and Richard Jorgenson have farmed in the White Earth Valley of North Dakota for more than 30 years. They built a home in the valley’s sloping hillsides...

PA Public Health Assessment Finds Fracking Makes People Sick

Early results from an on-the-ground, public health assessment in Washington County, PA, indicate that environmental contamination is occurring near natural gas drilling sites and is the likely cause of associated illnesses. We are alarmed by these preliminary...

Fracking Industry Greases Gears of Government in Tennessee

Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club By Scott Banbury States to the North and West of Tennessee―Illinois, Ohio and Arkansas―are already fracked. Other surrounding states―Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky―are in the industry’s sights, and it feels like there’s a big...

Fracking our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families

By Alexis Baden-Mayer Their names are Carol, Steve & Jackie, Susan, Marilyn & Robert, and Christine. They share a bond. Two bonds, actually: They all own, or owned, farms. And those farms, along with their own health and the health of their farm animals, have...

At the Altar of the Dollar

This song was written as a challenge to myself to do something about climate change. I hope it will inspire you to join us, the Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers. Help us pass national legislation that places a fee on the carbon in fossil fuels (a fee equal to the...

Dispatches from the Front-lines of the Tar Sands to Renewables

Women of the Land Speak:  Dispatches from the Front-lines of the Tar Sands to Renewables February 17, 2013 7pm – 10 pm  Speakers from 7 to 9pm, networking from 9 to 10pm Busboys and Poets 1025 5th Street NW, Washington D.C. This event is part of the Women’s...

Preliminary Analysis of FracFocus.org Data

Abstract This post covers the oil/gas well and chemical data extracted from the FracFocus.org website by the staff of SkyTruth.org.  The FracFocus.org website is gradually becoming the default repository for general hydro-fracturing well information as well as the...