Today in 1983: a House of Representatives report criticizes the Interior Department for selling coal leases at “fire sale” prices. More than one point six billion tons in the Powder River Basin went for five million dollars, about half its market value.
“Native Action,” a Northern Cheyenne community organization, will form to protect the reservation from the impact of the Powder River coal fields and Colstrip, which hosts the nation’s largest coal-generating and gasification complex. Native Action will launch court action resulting in a nationwide moratorium on all federal coal leases.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Madison’s all-girl go-go dancing bicycle gang, The Greasy Gears, is recruiting new members! Come check out an open practice tonight at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, from 6:45 to 8:15pm. More info at greasygears.org or call Angie at 608-886-5464.
Tonight is the Dane County Timebank’s Wellness Fair. Classes, a plant and seed swap, a Porchlight donations drive, and more! This is tonight from 4 to 8pm at the Center For Families, 2120 Fordem Avenue. Much more info on this event at danecountytimebank.org.
The third annual Madison-area Canstruction Competition will be held May 2nd at KEVA Sports Center in Middleton. “Canstruction” is a competition where teams of community members build structures out of canned goods and packaged food. All food used in the structures is donated to the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry. To register or for more info visit canstructionmadison.org.