Posts Tagged ‘ climate justice ’

Young Climate Activists Lead Minnesota Pipeline Battle

Young Climate Activists Lead Minnesota Pipeline Battle

from The Progressive Sixteen-year-old Rose Whipple doesn’t have much experience canoeing. Yet this week she is joining more than a dozen other young water protectors from around the country—all of them either indigenous or people of color—paddling 250 miles across Northern Minnesota to resist a proposed tar sands pipeline. The new pipeline would carry...
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Top EPA Official Resigns Over Direction of Agency Under Trump

Top EPA Official Resigns Over Direction of Agency Under Trump

by Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill A top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under President Trump. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.”...
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Confronting the Whiteness of Environmentalism

Confronting the Whiteness of Environmentalism

People’s Climate March 2017 by Rachel Levelle / 350pdx.org Climate Justice means hard work. It’s tempting to assign labels or catchphrases to movements. The concept of climate justice or environmental justice has caught massive traction in organizing groups, but as easy as it is to put on a banner, it’s even easier to lose...
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DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

DOJ Withdraws Funding Request for Kentucky Prison on Mountaintop-Removal Site

A mountaintop removal site in eastern Kentucky. (Photo: iLoveMountains.org) by Zoe Loftus-Farren / Truthout Last month the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrew its request for funding for construction of a maximum-security prison atop a former mountaintop-removal coal-mining site in eastern Kentucky. The proposed $444 million facility, planned for Letcher County, has faced ongoing...
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Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Spokane Train Blockaders Will Use Necessity Defense

Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review from Wild Idaho Rising Tide Pre-Trial Motion Hearing: Necessity Defense & Expert Testimony In late August and September 2016, Raging Grannies Margie Heller, Nancy Nelson, and Deena Romoff and Veterans for Peace Maeve Aeolus, Rusty Nelson (husband of Nancy), and George Taylor protested oil and coal trains moving through...
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Judge Declares Mistrial in Pipeline Protester Case

Judge Declares Mistrial in Pipeline Protester Case

from WCAX CHELSEA, Vt. — A climate protester’s day in court ended in a mistrial Monday after another protest sidelined the proceedings. The trial in Chelsea was about trespassing, but the protesters who showed up at court say it’s about something much more. As Henry Harris ended his opening statement, defending himself against a trespassing...
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Activists Block Gasoline Terminal in Western Harbour, Amsterdam

Activists Block Gasoline Terminal in Western Harbour, Amsterdam

from Groen Front! (Dutch Earth First!) On Saturday morning, a group of 25 people entered the terrain of gasoline trader Vitol in the Amsterdam harbour, forcing a suspension of all activities on the terrain. Their message: Stop the export of toxic gasoline to West-Africa – and end the era of fossil fuels. Report on...
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From the Ashes of Standing Rock, a Beautiful Resistance is Born

15. März 2017
From the Ashes of Standing Rock, a Beautiful Resistance is Born

by Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire If you’re like me, you are probably feeling a deep sorrow in your heart over the news that oil will soon flow through that black snake of death, the Dakota Access Pipeline. Despite the largest gathering of tribes in over 100 years, despite the prayers and militant...
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South Africa: Legal Victory Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Station

South Africa: Legal Victory Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Station

by Tessa Khan / The Guardian The South African government has lost the country’s first climate change lawsuit after the high court ruled against its plans for a coal-fired power station, the latest in a rising tide of international climate litigation. Environmental NGO EarthLife Africa challenged the government’s approval of the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired...
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Activists Begin 200-Mile March Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

7. März 2017
Activists Begin 200-Mile March Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

from the Earth First! Newswire Dozens of North Carolina residents and supporters from nearby states began a two week long march along the proposed route of the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline this past weekend. Starting on March 4, the walkers gathered at the Virginia/North Carolina border and began there 200 mile long journey south...
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Small Towns Fight Big Oil on the Hudson

Small Towns Fight Big Oil on the Hudson

by Jenny Shalant / NRDC Last fall, a whale made a go of Manhattan. The humpback, eventually named Gotham, chased schools of herring from New...
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Water Protectors Across America Resist Four Pipelines Over MLK Holiday

Water Protectors Across America Resist Four Pipelines Over MLK Holiday

from Sacred Stone Camp Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, indigenous-led resistance to pipelines continued all across Turtle Island. In Texas, an Indigenous water protector and an Alpine resident locked themselves to pipe-laying equipment of the Trans-Pecos pipeline, another Energy Transfer Partners project (owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline).  The Two Rivers Camp and Society of...
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