Major Publishers Defend Greenpeace in Dispute with Logging Firm – June 21, 2017
Publishers concerned case could set dangerous precedent, have silencing effect on environmental organizations
The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace. It follows legal action taken by the logging company, Resolute Forest Products, which campaigners and publishers fear has implications for freedom of speech.
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The dispute centers on claims by Greenpeace about the company’s logging practices in sections of Canada’s boreal forest, which are home to Indigenous peoples as well as endangered wildlife. Greenpeace… more
by: The Guardian
EPA Proposes Delaying Air Pollution Rule Despite ‘Disproportionate’ Effect on Children – June 15, 2017
Omaba administration measure meant to prevent leaks from oil and gas industry
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed delaying a federal air pollution rule for two years, despite acknowledging that children will be disproportionately harmed by the decision.
The regulator plans to suspend standards aimed at preventing leaks from the oil and gas industry while it reconsiders the rule, which was introduced in June 2016 under Barack Obama’s administration.
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by: The Guardian
‘We’re Collateral Damage,’ Say Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Residents of Industrial Development – June 6, 2017
The shadow of Trump’s deregulation push looms as St James residents fight chemical plants, pipelines, and laissez-faire policies
“We’re sick of being sick, we’re tired of being tired,” said Pastor Harry Joseph of Mount Triumph Baptist Church, which serves this sleepy riverside town of about 1,000 residents, mostly poor and African American. Once a bucolic village of pasturelands and sugarcane fields on the banks of the Mississippi, St James, Louisiana, is now a densely packed industrial zone in the heart of Louisiana’s petrochemical corridor, commonly referred to as “Cancer Alley.”
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