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I'm grateful for those of you who follow my work here. I love tweeting about #hydrology, but I also tweet about #environmentaljustice & the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (#ACPipeline). This 10-Tweet thread briefly explains why. 1/10
I am #Lumbee. My ancestors have lived in what is now #EasternNC since time immemorial. Most of my large, extended family lives in Robeson County, NC - the heart of Lumbee community & culture. I've written some on Lumbee+Hydrology & plan to write more. 2/10…
Here's a recent @wpmagazine piece (not by me) about Lumbee people. It's a good entry point AND has stunning photos, but it's a little weak on distinctions btw race & citizenship. For deeper dives, read works of historian @malindalowery. 3/10…
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#Minnesota #PolyMet #TwinMetals
Apparently caring about a healthy life is labeled as anti-mining and anti-jobs
People- snap out of it- you're not thinking clearly if you think this way!
@amyklobuchar @SenTinaSmith Why are you in bed with these companies?
I am starting a thread on this issue...
A company that is based in Canada??? Hmph? Anyone know?…
Mine Executives In Brazil Step Down After Deadly Dam Collapse
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Virginia's Air Board wasn't given page 1 of #environmentaljustice screening reports for proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline industrial site before their Dec. meeting. This is important b/c p.1 shows combined effects of env. burdens & pop. vulnerability. 1/7…
Combined effects are shown as "EJ Indexes," developed by @EPA to put co-located environmental & demographic data in geographic context. Here, missing pages show communities within 1, 2, & 5 mi of site are among Virginia's most vulnerable (top 1/3 to 1/10 depending on Index). 2/7
Air Board members only received second page of the report (I confirmed with @VirginiaDEQ), which shows environmental & demographic results separately, not in combination. Viewing results separately leaves out an important part of the #ACPipeline #EnvironmentalJustice story. 3/
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60 years ago today (January 18, 1958), the Lumbee routed the Ku Klux Klan at the Battle of Hayes Pond. Never heard of the Battle of Hayes Pond? Read on for an amazing, true story.
The story comes to me from my parents, who grew up in Robeson County, NC in the 1950s, which is when and where this story takes place. Actually it comes to me from nearly everyone in the Lumbee community old enough to remember.
...this is an epic #Lumbee story, a big deal...
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