A Message to Senate Democrats: Tribal Lands Are Not Carbon Dumping Grounds
By Tom Goldtooth
September 3, 2020
Targeting Native nations with carbon pricing projects that would disproportionately increase wealth and accumulation for the largest petroleum and mineral polluters at the expense of Native lives is unforgivable and horrifying.
Climate change continues to wreak havoc. Indigenous peoples everywhere continue to feel it's impacts. When I read the new climate report released last week by the Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis and saw their intention to target Tribal Nations for carbon pricing projects there was little surprise in my reaction.
The Indigenous Environmental Network rejects this report because it fails to include a plan for the phase-out of our dependency on fossil fuels, a just transition to keeping fossil fuels in the ground and ending fossil fuel subsidies.