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Mexico Minister Plans South America Trip Amid U.S. Corn Uncertainty

Mexico’s agriculture minister said on Thursday he will lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn, part of a drive to lessen Mexico’s U.S. dependence given uncertainty over President Donald Trump’s trade policies. The trip will happen within the next 20 days, Agriculture Secretary Jose […]

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North Dakota Governor Issues Emergency Evacuation Order for Protest Camps

According to a report from the Dickinson Press, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered the mandatory evacuation of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters stressing the dangers of spring flooding and the need to avoid environmental damage. The report followed an official release from the Governor’s Office, and a release from Sen. […]

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Energy Subcommittee Hears Testimony from Pipeline Stakeholders and Dakota Access

Today, the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing in Washington, DC to gather information from a number of stakeholders on various energy infrastructure projects. The hearing was entitled “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion.” The […]

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Governors Reiterate Concerns About Final BLM Planning 2.0 Rule

Western Governors have reiterated their concerns to Congressional leadership concerning the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule, Resource Management Planning (Planning 2.0). Western Governors are disappointed by BLM’s failure to adequately involve western states in the Rule’s development, and they oppose several provisions of the final rule issued on […]

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Statement Regarding Comments of Fmr. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Former Obama Administration Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released a statement earlier today on Twitter about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue the final easement for construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. In response, MAIN Coalition spokesman Craig Stevens issued the following statement: “Earlier today I was […]

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FOREST SERVICE CIVIL RIGHTS BRIEFING R2-3 Congressional response(7.21)

USDA Forest Service Office of Civil Rights Briefing Paper  1 Date: July 20, 2015  Topic: Forest Service actions to improve Civil Rights programs and activities within the Rocky Mountain and Southwestern Regions. Background: As part of our ongoing commitment to self-improvement and commitment to non-discrimination within our programs and activities, […]

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WIRED TO FAIL: Broadband in Rural America

The spirit of the law always had been for RUS to target its broadband aid to the most remote, neglected rural towns. In the earliest years of the broadband program, administered chiefly at the time by Bush-appointee Hilda Legg, RUS seemed to believe it had a much broader mandate — […]

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Americas Latino Eco Festival | Americas Latino Eco Festival

Hemispheric Conservation Latino Network launches event Sept. 11 DENVER (June 18, 2014) — Colorado has been selected today to be the home of the 2nd annual Americas Latino Eco Festival (ALEF) taking place in Denver and Boulder, September 11-15, 2014. The event, A New Shade of Green, is produced by […]

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The New American Slavery: Invited to The US., Foreign Workers Find a Nightmare

The H-2 visa program invites foreign workers to do some of the most menial labor in America. Then it leaves them at the mercy of their employers. Thousands of these workers have been abused — deprived of their fair pay, imprisoned, starved, beaten, raped, and threatened with deportation if they […]