Posts Tagged ‘ fracking ’

Canada: Totem Pole Raised on Lelu Island after LNG Project Falls

Canada: Totem Pole Raised on Lelu Island after LNG Project Falls

by Shannon Lough / The Northern View See The Northern View for a related video Photo from The Northern View. In a stand of defiance against federal authorities, members of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe and supporters raised a totem pole on Lelu Island on Oct. 20 to signify their claim to the land. The occupation...
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UK: Campaigners Occupy Rig at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton Fracking Site

UK: Campaigners Occupy Rig at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton Fracking Site

by Ruth Hayhurst / Drill or Drop? Rig occupation at Third Energy’s KM8 fracking site in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, 21 October 20117. Photo: Leigh Coghill Updated 4pm with new statement and pictures Three opponents of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire have occupied the workover rig at the...
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After Widespread Public Opposition, Scotland Bans Fracking

After Widespread Public Opposition, Scotland Bans Fracking

by Severin Carrell / The Guardian A protest against fracking in 2013 in Perth. Anti-fracking campaigners hailed a ‘huge win’. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the industry. Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish energy minister, told MSPs that allowing...
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West Virginia Withdraws Approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline

West Virginia Withdraws Approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline

by Associated Press and Michael Virtanen / WV Public Broadcasting Seth Perlman / Associated Press West Virginia environmental regulators are rescinding approval for building the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural gas down the center of West Virginia for 195 miles. In a letter Thursday, the Department of Environmental Protection said it’s vacating...
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In the Trenches: Pipeline Sabotage against Enbridge in Canada

In the Trenches: Pipeline Sabotage against Enbridge in Canada

from Montréal Counter-Information Pipelines are war; one built from the insatiable greed of corporations which have normalized violence against the land and its living. Our resolve within this struggle intensifies with each audacious assault Enbridge launches; each time they dismiss the concerns and requests of Indigenous Nations. Every court proceeding. Every act of intimidation....
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Far Away From any Witnesses, My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste

Far Away From any Witnesses, My Small Town is Being Poisoned by Fracking Waste

by Allison Stine / The Guardian Some days, the air would smell acrid, sharp like bleach, and I would hurry from the car into the house. Other days, the wind seemed normal, unremarkable. I didn’t know why. My south-eastern Ohio town in the Appalachian foothills is a small, rural place where the demolition derby at the...
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10 Arrested in Pipeline Protest at Tennessee Gas Co. Headquarters

19. September 2017
10 Arrested in Pipeline Protest at Tennessee Gas Co. Headquarters

by Heather Bellow / Berkshire Eagle SANDISFIELD, MA — Another round of anti-pipeline protests and arrests here Wednesday, September 13,  stalled pipeline workers and pulled more than 20 Massachusetts State Police troopers into the area. A total of 10 activists were arrested at or near the local Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. headquarters on South...
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Community Resistance in the South is Throwing a Major Wrench in Pipeline Plans

Community Resistance in the South is Throwing a Major Wrench in Pipeline Plans

by Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire In the past week the West Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced that it is rescinding the water quality permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to be built through their state, while North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper just announced that his DEQ will be delaying a decision...
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Petrochemicals Company Taken to Court Over Injunction Curbing Fracking Protests

12. September 2017
Petrochemicals Company Taken to Court Over Injunction Curbing Fracking Protests

by Rob Evans / The Guardian A second campaigner is challenging a sweeping injunction obtained by a petrochemicals giant against anti-fracking activists that has been criticised for profoundly limiting protests. Joe Boyd, an anti-fracking campaigner, is going to the high court in London on Tuesday in an attempt to stop the injunction which has...
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In Defense of the Guaraní Aquifer vs. Petrel Energy Company

In Defense of the Guaraní Aquifer vs. Petrel Energy Company

from 350.org translated by Earth First! Journal This is the second largest potable water reserve on the planet, which supplies about 55 million people in the four countries where it is located — Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Various organizations and movements of Latin American civil society gathered last Saturday (12) in the city...
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Pipeline Companies “Spooked” by Sierra Club Victory; Could Shut Down Sabal Trail

Pipeline Companies “Spooked” by Sierra Club Victory; Could Shut Down Sabal Trail

from WWALS OilPrice.com calls it “a critical decision yesterday, that could jeopardize the future for pipeline projects across the country”; pipeline companies could be “spooked” and “…the court ruling raises the unsettling possibility that the project may be forced to shut down — after billions were spent putting it in into service.” Other stories...
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Fredrick Stoneypoint, “Junexit” Fracking Blockader, Released! Gaspé, Canada

Fredrick Stoneypoint, “Junexit” Fracking Blockader, Released! Gaspé, Canada

August 19th update from Secure.Avaaz.org Update August 19th, 2017: FREDDY WAS RELEASED! More to come Fredrick Stoneypoint, a Carleton University student and young land defender from Sagamok Anishinabewk First Nations, was arrested in Galt, Gaspé, Québec. He was at the reoccupation blockade against Galt 4 #Junex, a fracking company that is illegally trespassing...
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