“From day one, President Biden was clear that we must take a whole-of-government approach to tackle the climate crisis, strengthen the economy and address environmental justice,” Haaland said in a statement. The new orders will “make our communities more resilient to climate change and … help lead the transition to a clean energy economy,” she added.
WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions.
Hunters have blockaded the airstrip and tote road to a Nunavut mine to express their concern that Inuit voices are not being heard in environmental hearings about a planned expansion to the Mary River mine.
Hunters have blockaded the airstrip and tote road to a Nunavut mine to express their concern that Inuit voices are not being heard in environmental hearings about a planned expansion to the Mary River mine. Namen Inuarak is one of about seven hunters at the blockade.
For Indigenous people in the area, the battle to preserve the land represents the latest front in a long and seemingly endless war. “By protecting treaty rights, we are protecting the land, we are protecting the mountains, we are protecting the wildlife,” says Latasha Calf Robe, a community organiser with the Blood Tribe. “Because these fights never end. If it’s coal mines one day, it’s pipelines the next day, and then it’s logging.”
To the east of the Bluebird Valley ranch, the grasslands of the Canadian prairies extend beyond the horizon. To the west, the fields rise, and then sharply erupt into the Rocky Mountains.