No announcement yet.

Environmentalists lose appeal of landfill near ancient burial site

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Environmentalists lose appeal of landfill near ancient burial site

    By Jim Suhr
    Madison, Illinois (AP)

    An independent pollution-control agency has rejected environmentalists’ claims that a planned landfill could desecrate possible burial grounds near the ruins of a once-thriving prehistoric city.

    The Illinois Sierra Club and American Bottom Conservancy failed to show that Madison’s approval process for a landfill near the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site was “fundamentally unfair,” the Illinois Pollution Control Board ruled.

Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

Related Topics


  • Skabewis
    Rhode Island housing project thwarted by Narragansett burial area
    by Skabewis
    Charlestown, Rhode Island (AP)

    Plans for an elderly housing complex in Charlestown have been abandoned after an Indian burial ground and other archaeological finds were discovered on the site.

    Jeff Gofton, director of the Washington County Development Corp., tells The Sun...
    10-02-2009, 03:36 PM
  • Skabewis
    Alabama city plows beneath Indian site
    by Skabewis
    By Jay Reeves
    Oxford, Alabama (AP)

    Bucket loaders and bulldozers are tearing apart a hill that researchers call the foundation of an ancient Native American site to provide fill dirt for a wholesale warehouse, a move that appalls preservationists.

    Tribal advocates...
    07-29-2009, 10:56 AM
  • Skabewis
    82-year-old activist charged in Site 41 protest
    by Skabewis
    By Gail Swainson
    Elmvale, Ontario (The Toronto Star)

    An ailing 82-year-old retired farmer and his wife have become the unlikely public face of a nasty battle over a garbage dump that is pitting a ragtag bunch of rural protesters against Simcoe County , the OPP and the courts. ...
    08-17-2009, 03:32 PM
  • Skabewis
    Human remains found at Knik construction site
    by Skabewis
    Knik, Alaska (AP)

    The discovery of human remains by an excavator has halted construction of a warehouse next to the Knik Museum.

    An examination by the state archaeologist determined the remains were likely those of a native male in his early 20s, KTUU-TV reported.
    10-02-2009, 03:19 PM
  • Skabewis
    City gets site where Mohegans captured rival
    by Skabewis
    Norwich, Connecticut (AP)

    A spot in eastern Connecticut that marked the apex of fighting between two Native American tribes is now under municipal protection.

    The city of Norwich took ownership of the Miantonomo Monument, a granite marker that had become overgrown with...
    09-18-2008, 03:16 PM



There are no results that meet this criteria.

Sidebar Ad