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Rep. Raul Grijalva (D, Ariz.) concluded his environmental justice tour with a hearing on Thursday to discuss his newly-introduced Environmental Justice for All Act. The bill was praised by community activists, but was harshly criticized by western lawmakers who fear it would be an insurmountable barrier to energy development.
Environmental activist group Earth First! is planning to hold their annual Round River Rendezvous (RRR) July 3-10 in the western Uinta Mountains of Utah that will focus on “environmental justice” and could possibly target oil and gas companies. This year’s gathering is prioritizing natural resources through a “convergence of folks from around the continent involved in direct action campaigns and other projects in defense of land, water, and all living creatures.”