NW Tribes Bring Coal Concerns To National Conference – Earthfix


While our politicians avoid making any hard choices, the Tribes of the NW push to get things done.

Northwest tribes took part in a national gathering Wednesday for native leaders in Washington, D.C., where federal leaders told them they stand together in opposing climate change and support treaty rights. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was among those who addressed the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference…. Jewell’s comments were met with applause. But the Department of Interior has recently come under fire from environmental groups and tribes for leasing federal land in Wyoming and Montana to coal mining companies. Ashley Ahearn reports.

See also: Could this lawsuit force Obama to fix his ridiculous coal-leasing program? http://grist.org/climate-energy/could-this-lawsuit-force-obama-to-fix-his-ridiculous-coal-leasing-program/ Ben Adler reports. (Grist) (EarthFix)

 http://earthfix.kuow.org/communities/article/epa-tribal-treaty-rights-are-the-supreme-law-of-th/

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