Every week, Fracked Earth News collects the top environmental headlines including:
__In Bolivia, Pope Francis called “for a ‘structural change’ to a global economy.” Capitalism is “the dung of the devil” for all the pain and suffering it causes; “land, lodging, and labor are ’sacred rights’”; true revolution must come from the people—soon. Can’t wait for September when he addresses the US Congress. His Holiness the Dalai Lama lends support to the pope.
__Environmentalists fighting to get in place international regulations protecting “deep sea ecosystems” before deep-sea mining for “nickel, copper and lithium … gold, … cobalt, manganese and other rare-earth minerals” commences. Deep seas are very slow to recover, if at all, from interruption.
__The US National Park Service planned to “stop selling disposable [plastic] bottles and let visitors refill reusable ones with public drinking water.” But the 200-corporations-strong International Bottled Water Association swung into action and an amendment to stop the NPS’ plan was added to a House budget bill, courtesy of Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-PA).