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Frackers Sued for Causing Earthquakes - Oh #FRACKNO #IdleNoMore

Frackers Sued for Causing Earthquakes - Oh #FRACKNO #IdleNoMore | Tribe News | Scoop.it

Five federal lawsuits mark the first attempt to link drilling and quakes.

 

According to Reuters, over a dozen residents of Greenbrier have filed five federal lawsuits against the drillers, marking the first legal attempt to link earthquakes to wastewater wells:

The first of the suits, filed in U.S. District Court in Eastern Arkansas, is scheduled to go to trial before Judge J. Leon Holmes next March, though the parties have been engaged in settlement talks, according to the court docket.

The Arkansas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners, an oil and gas industry group, acknowledges that scientists found a possible connection between the disposal wells and the spate of minor quakes in and around Greenbrier.

But J. Kelly Robbins, the group’s executive vice president, said the companies had no way of knowing of any such link before wastewater injection began, and he said the operators shut the wells down when questions were raised.

Other civil lawsuits have been raised against natural gas companies in the U.S. — about 40 since 2009 — but most of those focused on the health and environmental consequences, and none have made it to trial. And if these new suits succeed, Reuters points out, they won’t just target fracking, as wastewater injection wells are used in other types of drilling as well.


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Five federal lawsuits mark the first attempt to link drilling and quakes. Oh #FRACKNO #IdleNoMore

 
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Bill would limit public access to part of Gogebic Taconite mine area - - RESOLUTION? #NoPenokeeMine #NoGTACBULKSample #IdleNoMore

Bill would limit public access to part of Gogebic Taconite mine area - - RESOLUTION? #NoPenokeeMine #NoGTACBULKSample #IdleNoMore | Tribe News | Scoop.it
A bill prompted by aggression from protesters in June could shut off public access to managed forest land within a proposed iron mine site in northern Wisconsin.

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Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 3:05 PM

"Bob Seitz, speaking for Gogebic Taconite, said the company supported the bill because it would protect the public from injury from explosives used in taking samples from the rock and because it would protect company employees from potential confrontations with environmental protesters." -- RESOLUTION? #NoPenokeeMine #NoGTACBULKSample #IdleNoMore

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Keep Veronica Home

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Ongoing litigation. U.S. Attorney Eric Holder petitioned to investigate. This isn't over yet.

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Striking a new deal with some Michigan's Native American tribes on gaming revenue

Striking a new deal with some Michigan's Native American tribes on gaming revenue | Tribe News | Scoop.it
The state of Michigan is trying to negotiate a new agreement with six Native American tribes that could mean a lot of money for the state. Since 1993, the
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Tribal court to hear claim

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NESPELEM — A Colville Tribal court will hear a civil complaint Wednesday claiming the Colville Business Council should have considered a petition from tribal members seeking full distribution of a ...
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Montana court says bison transfer legal

BILLINGS, Mont.—The relocation of Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal lands in Montana can resume, under a Wednesday ruling from the states Supreme Court that revives a stalled conservation initiative for the animals.
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Grand Canyon uranium mine at center of lawsuit

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An Arizona Native American tribe and three environmental groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over a proposed uranium mine near the Grand Canyon.
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Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribe Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege

Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent lawsuits assert.
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Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land! - #IdleNoMore There are currently 1,974 signatures

Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land! - #IdleNoMore There are currently 1,974 signatures | Tribe News | Scoop.it

Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land!

By Betsy Bacon (Contact)

To be delivered to: Governor Scott Walker

PETITION STATEMENTPlease tell the Department of Natural Resources to stop the Penokee Hills mine from going forward and end harassment of activists opposing it.Petition Background

Scott Walker is allowing a 22 mile-long, 1000 foot-deep strip mine to proceed in Northern Wisconsin's Penokee Hills region, which contains the headwaters of the Bad River and Lake Superior. The mine could cause asbestos dust and sulfuric acid leeching that would destroy the Bad River reservation, as well as many other downstream ecosystems. The mining company isn't earning our trust either - they've used private paramilitary groups for security, and Walker's DNR has pressured an educational camp be criminally prosecuted for studying the mine. We have a cabin nearby and grew up taking our kids to this beautiful, special, and sacred place. Please help us save it. --Betsy Bacon, Cornucopia, WI


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Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land! - #IdleNoMore There are currently 1,974 signatures

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Idle No More Leads - Standing Our Ground for Veronica Brown - NativeNewsNetwork

Idle No More Leads - Standing Our Ground for Veronica Brown - NativeNewsNetwork | Tribe News | Scoop.it
SEATTLE There will be an Idle No More, Standing Our Ground for Veronica Brown Rally on Monday September 2 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, at
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Petitioning State of Oklahoma and U.S. Department of Justice - Eric Holder: Investigate the "adoption" of Veronica Brown

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Petroglyphs found in Nevada may be North America's oldest

Petroglyphs found in Nevada may be North America's oldest | Tribe News | Scoop.it
Petroglyphs found carved into rocks at a dried-up lake in Nevada's Great Basin may be North America's oldest, scientists say.

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Native American News

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Discussing issues in Indian Country affecting trust land and mineral issues

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Sioux tribes forming coalition to act as 1 nation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Representatives of 4 Sioux tribes met in South Dakota late last week to lay the groundwork for working as one nation on issues they deem important.
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There is power when united!

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Nez Perce tribe’s liquor plan wins narrow approval, moves to Idaho House

Nez Perce tribe’s liquor plan wins narrow approval, moves to Idaho House | Tribe News | Scoop.it
BOISE – The Nez Perce tribe’s effort to win a liquor license for its new convention center on the Clearwater River squeaked through a committee to win a full House vote.
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