AP story is here.
An article about the history of the site and its proximity (and potential danger) to the Columbia River is here.
Finally, here is an article from two years ago, which discusses the results of the contamination and the Yakama Nation’s repeated attempts to get the U.S. government to acknowledge the problem.
ICT published the press release from the groups here.
The AP story talks about (and provides a link to) the tribal sovereignty curriculum, which is available for elementary, middle, and high schools.
Story from the Oregonian is here. An excerpt
Oregon’s Department of State Lands, which had planned to decide on the company’s permit by Dec. 12 has delayed a decision until April 1, said Charles Redon, a resource coordinator for the agency.
DSL is opening a third public comment period on the Ambre’s Morrow Pacific project, which would bring coal by train from Montana or Wyoming, unload and store it at a new terminal at the Port of Morrow, then ship the coal by barge to a Port of St. Helens dock for export. The new comment period will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31.
The agency neglected to properly notify the Yakama Nation about the project, Redon said. The Yakama and other Northwest tribes have raised significant concerns about five proposals for terminals to export coal from the Northwest.
Information Meetings here.
More about coal exporting in the Pacific Northwest is at Northwest Public Radio here.
Previous post on the subject is here.
The evidentiary hearing on the Wisconsin Tribes’ preliminary injunction motion is set for 12/12/12. Stories are here and here.
Previous post containing the legal documents is here.
Chief of Police Alvin LaChance Jr. being sworn in by Judge Suzanne Ojibway Townsend. Tribal Council Vice-Chair Jack Giffen is in the background.
Police Sergeant Jake McKnight and Chief of Police Alvin LaChance Jr.