Climate Justice (News)

Tom Goldtooth on Climate Change Bill

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 11:13am
Native American Environmental Leader Tom Goldtooth: Climate Change Bill Fails to Address Indigenous Rights Goldtoothweb Tom Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network headquartered at Bemidji, Minnesota. For over thirty years, he has been an environmental and economic justice leader in the Native American community. He joins us to talk about the congressional climate change bill and Native American efforts to address the resource extractions causing environmental degradation in their communities.

Obama’s Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill – A Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fraud

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 3:12pm

Bill does nothing to address environmental issues, lets corporate polluters reap huge windfall profits, and paves the way for a new bubble through carbon trading derivatives speculation. Polluters love it.


Luke Cole - Environmental Justice Lawyer Dies

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/09/2009 - 5:24pm

Luke Cole, a San Francisco attorney who was one of the pioneers in the field of environmental justice - filing lawsuits for poor plaintiffs or people of color whose communities were being ravaged by corporate polluters - died in a head-on car crash Saturday in Uganda. He was 46.


Teens show their urban planning prowess

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 11:41am

DEVELOPERS, PLANNERS, city officials and community members have tried for years to devise a cohesive and appealing plan for the area along San Pablo Avenue at the Del Norte BART station in El Cerrito. Now, 10 students from Kennedy High School in Richmond have come up with their own ideas for the area as the culmination of their summer internship in a program sponsored by the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee.


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