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98 Year Old, Seven Others in Civil Disobedience to Pipeline Project

98 Year Old, Seven Others in Civil Disobedience to Pipeline Project

from The Berkshire Eagle SANDISFIELD, MA — A 98-year-old woman with a long history of activism was arrested with seven others Saturday after stopping pipe-laying work in Otis State Forest. Frances Crowe, considered a legend for her peace activism and anti-nuclear efforts, was pushed in her wheelchair to the edge of the open pipeline...
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Lafayette Council Considers Legalizing Direct Action to Protect Environment

Lafayette Council Considers Legalizing Direct Action to Protect Environment

Doug Good Feather, who grew up on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, addresses the Lafayette City Council.(photo credit: Rob Jackson)     by Rob Jackson / Boulder Weekly Some citizens of Lafayette never accepted the State of Colorado’s claims of preemption or the court’s dismissal of their community’s groundbreaking 2013 vote...
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Pipeline Protestors Disrupt VA Democrat’s Gubernatorial Primary Victory Party

from the Earth First! Newswire The celebrations didn’t last long for the newly chosen Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam at his primary election victory party on June 13. As supporters drank beers and exuberantly chanted “Ralph, Ralph, Ralph,” a group of activists took the stage with banners reading, “No Time to Celebrate, No Pipelines,”...
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Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

Three Arrested Attempting to Block Fast-Tracked FERC Commissioner Approvals in DC

from Beyond Extreme Energy WASHINGTON, DC: The week following Trump’s announcement that he will pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, three individuals representing a coalition of nearly 170 groups opposing Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) disrupted a committee vote to advance the candidates. Three individuals were...
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Virginia Residents Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveying Again

Virginia Residents Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveying Again

from the Earth First! Newswire Against the will of residents, survey crews are again attempting to access properties in the Bent Mountain area of Virginia after a judge issued an injunction against property owners blocking surveying for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Circuit Court Judge David Carson ruled on May 26 that barring...
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Asheville Honors Veteran Jim Marker Who Died Fighting Pipelines

Asheville Honors Veteran Jim Marker Who Died Fighting Pipelines

from Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense Smoky Mountain Eco-Defense and fellow pipeline fighters celebrated Memorial Day in Asheville, NC by honoring a veteran who died fighting for the land he loved. Jim Marker, a veteran, father, water protector and humanitarian was killed by police in Florida this February after he was caught successfully decommissioning several pieces...
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Longterm Resistance Encampment Against Fracking in Ohio

Longterm Resistance Encampment Against Fracking in Ohio

from Earth First! Newswire 22 May, 2017 Monroe County, Ohio: After a three-day long action training conference near the Wayne National Forest, organizers from multiple groups have launched a long-term resistance encampment to defend the Wayne National Forest from fracking and fracked gas pipelines. The action training conference was hosted by Southeast Ohio’s Appalachia...
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Pipeline Fighters Release Names of Banks Funding the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Pipeline Fighters Release Names of Banks Funding the Mountain Valley Pipeline

from the Earth First! Newswire Groups fighting the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) are opening up a new front in the battle against the controversial pipeline after releasing a report exposing the major financial backers of the project. In a statement released by Protect our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) the group said, “As citizens of...
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Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

Ramapough Told by Town to Dismantle Pipeline Protest Camp

by Alex Hamer / Indian Country Today Photo of Ramapough Lenape Nation camp across the Ramapo River The New Jersey town of Mahwah has issued an ultimatum to the Ramapough Lenape Nation, ordering the tribe to take down the tipis it has assembled on its land in opposition to the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would...
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Roanoke County Residents Team Up to Chase Off Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveyors

Roanoke County Residents Team Up to Chase Off Mountain Valley Pipeline Surveyors

  from the Earth First! Newswire A group of residents living on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County, VA was successful in preventing Mountain Valley Pipeline surveyors from accessing land they are trying to survey in preparation for the controversial project. According to local news reports a group of surveyors were turned away from a...
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Three Conservation Orgs Just Stopped Oil Leasing on a Million Acres of Public Land in California

Three Conservation Orgs Just Stopped Oil Leasing on a Million Acres of Public Land in California

by Dan Zukowski / Environews Environmental groups have reached a settlement with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to stop plans for new oil leases on more than one million acres of public land in the state of California. The agreement, announced May 4, 2017, resolves a lawsuit filed June 10, 2015, by the...
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Lancashire, UK: Help Resist Fracking this July

Lancashire, UK: Help Resist Fracking this July

from Earth First! UK July. Lancashire. Be there. Since Cuadrilla began building a fracking pad at Preston New Road near Blackpool in January 2017, people have been at the roadside every day, putting their bodies on the line to stop this toxic industry. The resistance is working – supply chain companies are pulling out...
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