Every week, Kate Lanier collects the top energy and climate change news from around the world, including:
__Mining wastewater that EPA accidentally released from old abandoned Gold King Mine in Silverado, Colorado into the Animas River was “flowing at one to two miles per hour,” reaching New Mexico over the weekend and “headed toward the San Juan River, which flows through the Navajo Nation.”
__”Tokyo is set to resume its atomic energy program for the first time in two years. Anti-nuclear sentiments remain strong in the country after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.”
__International Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated Sunday. Bruce Babbitt, former US Secretary of the Interior, reminds us that “indigenous people are being threatened, murdered, and driven from their homelands” as their habitat is destroyed. The plight of the Guarani of Brazil’s Matto Grosso is an example of what has and is happening to many indigenous people worldwide.