Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Senate Passes Bill Expediting Fossil Fuel Extraction on Native American Lands

                                                   Photo Credit: Indigenous Environmental Network   

Indigenous peoples’ rights nearly did not make it into the global deal signed at the United Nations COP21 climate summit in Paris, serving as one of the more controversial sticking points in the road toward the signing of the Paris Agreement. Eventually, though, the Paris Agreement came to include five mentions of the importance of protecting indigenous rights with regards to climate change.     

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