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With 'Irreparable Damage' Looming, 15 State AGs File Suit to Block Trump From Fossil Fuel Assault on Arctic Refuge

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/09/irreparable-damage-looming-15-state-ags-file-suit-block-trump-fossil-fuel-assault

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Stop farting around with a band-aid approach! How many State AGs have now filed a lawsuit against drumpf and the GOP, yes, including red states. Enough!

"In Congress, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. … "

~https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript

What the hell are we waiting till November for! Doesn’t this grant us in essence the right to call for a no confidence vote, an election, immediately?

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Stand with the First Nations and join in their righteous fight for the sake of all living beings.

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The Coastal Plain, the lawsuit states, “is a 1.56 million-acre national treasure, unparalleled in its biological significance for hundreds of species, including caribou, threatened polar bears, and millions of birds that migrate to and from six continents and through all 50 states.”

Soooooooooo true! If you ever saw how beautiful, pristine and unspoiled this arctic refuge is, like I have, you would agree it is a national treasure, but unfortunately, it is also from the fossil fuel industries greedy perspective… their national treasure!

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To that end, here is a link to the Indigenous Environmental Network, which is fostering an entire evolving platform for interaction and alliances.
Here is a sample
A People’s Orientation to a Regenerative Economy: Protect, Repair, Invest and Transform
~https://www.ienearth.org/regenerativeeconomy/

The Quakers also have Friends Committee on National Legislation and the Native American Legislative Update, which posts monthly - often with letter writing mounted - on behalf of pending legislation for indigenous peoples. For any who might feel it time to make advocacy a regular part of their life:
~https://www.fcnl.org/updates/native-american-legislative-update-2945

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and before it was made a ‘national treasure’ it was sacred land

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Yes, and the Native peoples have lived there for at least 10,000 years and it is just as unspoiled and pristine as it was 10,000 years ago.

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It also represents “an area sacred to the Gwich’in people”

Yeah, but like with all indigenous people, that is irrelevant.

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NATURE—there has to be real Nature left on the planet and indigenous peoples rights are to be respected. THEY know better in how to treat the Earth, than all the CEOS and their minions in the world.
Where is the Deep State when you need them?

The Gwich’in people like all Native Alaskans really are the original owners of Alaska. The Russians did not discover Alaska, the Gwich’in and thousands of other indigenous, Alaskan, people were living in Alaska for thousands of years before Russia " discovered" and stole their land just like Columbus did not discover America! So what gave the Russians the right to sell Alaska to America? And what gave Seward the right to purchase Alaska from the Russians?

Since the founding of America, they have been considered second class citizens or worse.

Trump is so full of himself that he wants to share himself ON us.
And all his greedy friends are on board. Trump is on a vendetta to avenge assaults on his ego, and won’t quit til he’s gone.