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HB 410 was written to bring Kentucky into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act by Jan. 1, 2019…

June 13, 2017

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News Release June 7, 2017 New transportation laws being rolled out FRANKFORT – Coming to Kentucky roads this year: surplus military Humvees, three-wheeled vehicles dubbed autocycles and maybe even golf carts modified to deliver online purchases. Legislation addressing these three types of vehicles were among the transportation-related bills passed during this year’s regular session of […]

“Leeper Act,” lifts Kentucky’s 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction

June 13, 2017

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Woody Maglinger 502-564-2611 Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign “Leeper Act” Wednesday in Paducah SB 11 lifts 33-year-old moratorium on nuclear power plant construction FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 12, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will join state and local officials in Paducah on Wednesday to ceremonially sign the […]

Gov’t Says Releasing Reports On Dakota Pipeline Spill Would ‘Endanger Peoples’ Lives

May 1, 2017

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  Chris White 2:11 PM 04/26/2017 Releasing information about a possible Dakota Access Pipeline spill could pose a serious threat to local citizens, according to the agency responsible for approving the contentious oil project. Army Corps of Engineers rejected a Freedom of Information request earlier this month for the assessment report on potential environmental impact […]

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

February 19, 2017

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was […]

Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly

December 3, 2016

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Link to video: https://youtu.be/rye7J6jnVeE Produced By Navdanya International and FINCA Direction, footage and editing by FINCA and ESC The Monsanto Tribunal and the People’s Assembly were held in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. Over the last century giant agribusiness interests which came out of the war industry have poisoned life, our ecosystems, […]

People at the front lines of the battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline are calling it a ‘death sentence’

November 7, 2016

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Erin Brodwin Nov. 1, 2016, 9:11 AM Thousands of protesters have been camping out for months in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a proposed 1,172-mile oil project that would shuttle half a million barrels of North Dakota-produced oil to refining markets in Illinois. The protesters, which include […]

How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.

October 31, 2016

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The Dakota Access pipeline is funded directly by 17 banks, many of which—Citibank, Wells Fargo—are ones you’ve probably heard of or do business with. Banks are more susceptible to public pressure than the oil and gas giants. Researchers with the nonprofit Food & Water Watch found that 38 banking institutions are involved in funding the […]

Bayer and Monsanto: a marriage made in hell

October 12, 2016

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US agriculture giant Monsanto has agreed to a US$66 billion takeover by German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer. If the deal is approved by international regulators, Bayer-Monsanto will become the world’s biggest agribusiness, controlling 29 percent of the global seed market and 24 percent of pesticides. The companies have dismissed widespread concern about the deal […]

Seed Freedom Call to Action 2016

October 2, 2016

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Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly The Hague 14-16 October We are happy to inform you that Navdanya – along with multiple civil society organizations – is co-organizing a People’s Assembly for the future of food and the future of our planet at the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague from 14th to 16th October 2016. The […]

United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline

October 2, 2016

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2016 Media Contact: Tom Goldtooth, (218) 760-0442 United Nation Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) –   United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United […]

Nuclear waste dumped illegally in Kentucky

February 26, 2016

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  James Bruggers8:26 p.m. EST February 25, 2016 Drilling wastes containing concentrated but naturally occurring radio active materials made their way into Kentucky, state officials confirmed on Thursday. After learning in January that low-level nuclear waste from drilling operations had been dumped illegally in Kentucky last year, state officials are warning this week that all […]

Monsanto to face ‘tribunal’ in The Hague for ‘damage to human health and environment’

December 5, 2015

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Published time: 5 Dec, 2015 06:08 A global group of professionals, scientists and environmentalists – the Monsanto Tribunal – are preparing a trial for the GMO seed giant in The Hague. They say the crowdfunded action, determined to charge Monsanto with “ecocide,” is more than a symbolic move. READ MORE: Putin wants Russia to become […]

US built ‘equivalent of 10 Keystones’ since 2010 – report

November 8, 2015

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Critical reaction to President Barack Obama’s blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline from the oil industry amounted to a shrug, perhaps because the US has constructed enough pipeline in the last five years to equal 10 Keystone projects, a new report stated. Keystone XL’s “deliberation process has gone on so long that the market has […]