Crucial win for Northwest communities: Army Corps upholds Lummi Nation treaty rights, denies coal permit at Cherry Point

PHOTO: MEMBERS OF LUMMI NATION PROTEST THE PROPOSED COAL TERMINAL IN 2012 AT XWE’CHI’EXEN BY BURNING A LARGE CHECK STAMPED “NON-NEGOTIABLE.” ON MAY 9, 2016, THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SIDED WITH THE LUMMI NATION’S REQUEST TO DENY PERMITS AT CHERRY POINT. CREDIT: PAUL ANDERSON The proposed coal terminal at Xwe’chi’eXen,...

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Berta Cáceres, Honduran environment and human rights activist, murdered

Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, barely a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Her death prompted international outrage at the murderous treatment of campaigners in Honduras, as well as a flood of tributes to a prominent and courageous defender of...

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Seattle Events Featuring Environmental Justice Activists Berta Cáceres and Miriam Miranda

Berta Cáceres Seattle welcomes two globally renowned environmental justice leaders: Berta Cáceres, winner of the 2015 Goldman Prize, the world’s largest environmental prize, and Miriam Miranda, winner of the 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize. Please join us at one or more of the events below to learn from these incredible women...

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Taking one for Mother Earth: These African universities are environmental shining stars

UNIVERSITIES have long been seen as agents of change – catalysts for social and political action as well as centres of learning. As people become more environmentally conscious, universities in turn are expected to step up to the plate, continuing to act as role models in becoming the engines and innovation centres for green...

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From ELAW: Victory for Access to Information in South Africa

ELAW partners in South Africa secured a major victory affirming the right to access environmental information from corporations when it is needed to protect constitutional rights. For over ten years, a South African community-rights organization sought access to a steel corporation’s records after the company had illegally dumped hazardous waste....

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