Not sure if you saw this recent story from KNOM on the Graphite One issue. It's interesting that they have both Joy Huntington and now Walter Sampson involved in "community engagement" -- they both served that role on the Ambler mining road issue. Lots of rhetoric and "let's play nice to figure out how to make this work for everyone" involved while driving the mining agenda.
Great quote in there from Cora!
Action Advances Tribal Self-Governance and Tribal Sovereignty
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s commitment to upholding the nation’s trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Natives, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced a final rule that will allow the Department of the Interior to accept land into trust for federally recognized Alaska tribes.
Thank you for participating in today’s virtual Stakeholder Outreach Forum on the proposed program for the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council. We truly welcomed the opportunity to engage with you, found your thoughts and comments extremely valuable, and look forward to continuing the discussion virtually and in-person as opportunities arise.
Please find attached a PDF document containing the slides used by Senior Arctic Official Julie Gourley during her presentation.
Check out EPA's latest blog post, The Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: An International Human Right, by Danny Gogal of EPA's Office of Environmental Justice. As EPA's lead for international human rights agreements, Danny explains his perspective on how Environment Justice is beginning to be recognized as a human rights issue at home and abroad. "This work is proving to be a viable avenue for raising awareness and harnessing interest in environmental justice, both domestically and internationally."
Identify and gather information on water quality threatened by industrial and non-point source pollutants; Conduct site visits, when travel funding is available, to assess conditions of the resource(s) in the project area(s); Prioritize projects according to severity of impacts and public process underway during 2008; Monitor projects, participate in public comment periods, administrative processes, assess decisions, file administrative appeals, participate in settlement discussions and, if necessary, file litigation.