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Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

CLAIRFIELD, Tenn. — On the northern slope of Cooper Ridge – a long, low-slung rise in Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains – sits the 127-year-old Hatfield Cemetery, a well-maintained strip of flower-adorned plots where gravestones older than a century sit next to still-fresh graves. Bright pink ribbons hang in the tree branches surrounding the cemetery, marking 100 feet from […]

Report: Dakota Access Developer and Officers Had Close Relationship

Report: Dakota Access Developer and Officers Had Close Relationship

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline conducted an aggressive, multifaceted operation against protesters that included a close working relationship with public law enforcement, documents obtained by an online magazine indicate.  Native American groups that opposed the pipeline say the report from The […]

Standing Rock Protesters Vow to Stay to Protect Water

Standing Rock Protesters Vow to Stay to Protect Water

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so. Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and other protest organizers confidently explained that they’ll stay at […]

U.S. Cancels Oil and Gas Leases, Preserving Land in Sacred Areas

U.S. Cancels Oil and Gas Leases, Preserving Land in Sacred Areas

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials are canceling 15 oil and gas leases in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. The cancellation was aimed at preserving the 130,000-acre Badger-Two Medicine area, the site of the creation story […]