the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2013.
The Arizona Congressional delegation is pushing for the destruction of sacred land for copper mining.
“It is outrageous that members of our Arizona Congressional delegation support a land swap that benefits a foreign mega-mining giant over what’s best for Arizona,” said Terry Rambler, Chairman, San Carlos Apache Tribe. “Resolution Copper Mining (RCM), owned by Rio Tinto which does business with Iran, wants to blast a 7,000 foot deep, massive block-cave mine into sacred land in the Tonto National Forest. This land was set aside in 1955 by President Eisenhower for its religious, cultural, traditional, recreational and archaeological significance.
“We, along with many tribes, and recreational and environmental organizations, have opposed this land swap and the mine for more than seven years. Arizona cannot afford this deal. The mine would be an environmental disaster on an unprecedented scale and the job claims made by the copper company are unsubstantiated. As Apaches, we will continue to fight to preserve this land for all Arizonans.”
via CENSORED NEWS: House of Snakes: US Natural Resources Committee targets Indian lands.
Remember, we share the air. That’s why Moms Clean Air Force is uniting to protect strong clean air standards–the promise of the Clean Air Act signed into law more than forty years ago by Democrats AND Republicans.
We hope you will find this e-book or this e-book helpful–and that you will use it in good health.
via Free Bilingual E-Book! Asthma Triggers: A Guide For Parents, Teachers, Doctors And Nurses | Latina Lista.
Sweet and nice way to end our week
Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) have admitted privately that they’ve “lost the battle” to stop GE food labeling at the state level, now that states are aggressively moving forward on labeling laws. On May 14, Maine’s House Ag Committee passed a GMO labeling law. On May 10, the Vermont House passed a labeling bill, 99-42, despite massive lobbying by Monsanto and threats to sue the state. And though Monsanto won a razor-thin victory (51 percent to 49 percent) in a costly, hard fought California GMO labeling ballot initiative last November, biotech and Big Food now realize that Washington State voters will likely pass I-522, an upcoming ballot initiative to label GE foods, on November 5.
“If Monsanto can’t stop states from passing laws, then the next step is a national preemptive measure,” Cummins said. “And all signs point to just such a power grab.”
via OCA Calls on Congress to Reject King Amendment and Any Other Farm Bill Riders That Would Preempt State GMO Labeling Laws.
In reference to the cut in staff at DEFRA, Andy Atkins added: “After a year that has already brought flooding and other extreme weather to the UK, it’s shocking that the department responsible for protecting us against the effects of climate change is to pare its staff to the bone.”
via UK department cuts climate change adaptation team from 38 to 6.
While together, we celebrated our accomplishments since August: reaching nearly 55,000 children in 300 schools, giving them opportunities to gain knowledge of what real food is in the classroom, to engage hands-on with fruits and vegetables in school gardens, and to get access to farm-fresh ingredients in their cafeterias. And while our metrics of success this year are strong (13 football fields worth of school gardens! 2,000 volunteers! 230 healthy items added to lunch menus!), our proudest accomplishments come in the form of stories.
That’s why, while in Detroit, we held our first ever “FoodTalks,” an evening of storytelling that we recorded, and can be seen on YouTube. We had a chance to hear from service members in each state about how they see FoodCorps service working in their communities; about students who have taught them as much as they’re teaching; about the people in their lives who inspired them to get involved in food and farming; and about where they see themselves headed after FoodCorps service. Jen Rusciano, another of our FoodCorps service members in Detroit, explained to us how her student, “Jay,” who usually struggled with school, found connection and pride through the small food business he created with his peers.
via Three Years, Thirteen Football Fields Worth of School Gardens | Civil Eats.