The Battle to stop Site C Dam is far from over

By Andrea Morison

On December 16, 2014, the premier of British Columbia announced that the province is ready to proceed with the controversial Site C dam project on the Peace River in northeast BC. However, the premier’s enthusiasm for the project is not shared by many, including 3 groups who have launched a total of 6 court challenges against it.

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Song on the Water Promo

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In response to incidents of racism

in Port Angeles, Washington, specifically damages to tribal canoes, The Long House Association asked Filmmaker Robert Lundahl robert@studio-rla.com http://planet-rla.com to make a film to help communicate Coast Salish and Nuu Chah Nulth culture.

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Solar Gold

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Solar Gold is a short film, which served as a “Work in Progress” for the film “Who Are My People” (http://whoaremypeople.com) by filmmaker Robert Lundahl (robert@studio-rla.com). Created in advance of the commissioning of the giant Ivanpah solar project, the film follows scientists, Native elders and activists seeking to communicate what is at stake for the development of the Mojave Desert of California. With Dr. James Andre, Ph.D., Botanist, U.C. Riverside, Reverend Ron Van Fleet, Mojave Traditional Elder, and Alfredo Figueroa, Chemehuevi Cultural Monitor.

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Wyoming Requires Further Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There was a legal loop-hole, when Wyoming became the first state to require the disclosure of chemicals used while fracking, in 2010. Corporations did not have to reveal chemicals that were “trade secrets.” This qualification was too loose and some chemicals have been linked to respiratory distress, rashes, convulsions, organ damage, and cancer. So Earthjustice, acting on the behalf of represented the Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming Outdoor Council, Earthworks, and the Center for Effective Government, sued the state’s Oil and Gas Commission to demand more transparency. A settlement was reached on January 26, 2015. Though it is still possible to claim chemicals are “trade secrets, companies will have to prove this because Wyoming requires further disclosure of fracking chemicals.

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How E.ON’s Transformation will Change The Energy Debate in Europe

Originally Posted on Energy Post

By Simon Skillings

With Eon’s historic decision to restructure we now for the first time will have  a large energy supplier not being pulled in two directions, but acting on the single imperative of bringing new energy solutions to customers. This removes one of the key obstacles that has been hindering the energy transition, writes Simon Skillings, former Director of Strategy and Policy at Eon UK and now independent consultant and associate at environmental think tank E3G. But Skillings warns that other obstacles remain: the energy market is riddled with rules and regulations that lock in a future for assets that, he says, “will not be required in the new world”.
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Oregon experienced second warmest year on record in 2014

Originally Published on Oregon State University News

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The year 2014 was the hottest on Earth in 134 years of record-keeping, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported on Friday, continuing a pattern of global warming that is attributed primarily to rising levels of greenhouse gases.

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Putah Creek: A Wild Trout Fishery Reborn

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher<

The Pleasant Valleys Road Bridge over Lake Solano, a still-water section of Putah Creek above the Solano Diversion Dam, used to be a popular spot where anglers from throughout the area would congregate to catch rainbow trout on a variety of offerings. But the bridge is nearly deserted now any day you cross it.
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Federal Fish Agency Opposes Shasta Dam Raise

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer, Indybay.com & Daily KOS 

by Dan Bacher

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, fishing groups and environmentalists have been fighting a federal plan to raise Shasta Dam for many years, since the 18-1/2 foot proposed dam raise would flood many of the Tribe’s remaining sacred sites and further imperil salmon and steelhead populations on the Sacramento River.
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“Who Are My People?” Documentary Film To Premiere In Canada

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Who Are My People?” the first film to investigate the dark side of green energy development in California will premiere in Canada’s Manson’s Hall, Cortes Island, 7:00 pm. February 6, 2015. 
 
Article 8 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states, “Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture. But in the US and Canada, as well as many other nations, what occurs in practice, on the ground, does not always conform to these ideals.
 
“Who Are My People?” from documentary filmmaker/investigative journalist Robert Lundahl, explores the destruction of Native American cultural sites, in-tact desert ecosystems, and biodiversity values, in the rush to profit from “Green Energy.”

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