A recent McKinsey Global Institute report, A tool kit to fix California’s housing gap: 3.5 million homes by 2025, specifically addresses the chronic housing shortage in California. The report’s objective is to present a practical blueprint to ensure access to affordable housing.
The Dakota Access pipeline is an 1,100 mile pipeline created to transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil coming from the Bakken and Three Forks oil fields each day. The pipeline will span four states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.
The Bureau of Land Management’s decision to allow mining of molybdenum at Mt. Hope has been challenged by the Great Basin Resource Watch and The Western Shoshone Defense Project. The proposed project is expected to produce 1.2 billion saleable pounds of molybdenum as technical grade molybdenum oxide. However, the Mt. Hope mine has generated controversy regarding access to public water reserves.
A $5.5 million grant was recently awarded to Self-Help Enterprises to fund an affordable housing project and community center in Lindsay, California. Construction on the project is anticipated to begin May 2017, after additional funding is secured.
Estimates that roughly three-quarters of residents living on Hopi land are drinking arsenic-tainted water create growing health concerns among the tribe.