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Flotilla on Penobscot River to Support Tribal Territory and Rights

On May 23, 2015, people converged on the Penobscot River in Bangor to show their support of the Penobscot Nation’s rights over its ancestral territory- the waters of the Penobscot River. The State of Maine issued a letter to the tribe in 2012, redefining the Penobscot’s territory to NOT include the River itself, a direct departure from historical treaties and previous interpretation of treaties and the Land Claims Settlement Act of 1980 by the State of Maine.

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Q&A: High Court Wades Into Logging’s Muddy Waters

The Supreme Court Monday heard arguments in a case that looks at the regulation of muddy water that flows off logging roads. The case was originally filed in Oregon, by an environmental group that said logging roads in state forests were violating the Clean Water Act.

EarthFix journalist Amelia Templeton has been following the case and joins me now.

Beth: So, the regulation of muddy logging roads sounds like a pretty obscure legal issue. Why are environmental groups following this […]

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