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The Sabal Trail Resistance Must Go On

The Sabal Trail Resistance Must Go On

Updates on Florida’s Continuing Pipeline Fight from Sabal Trail Resistance It’s been a hard month for those of us who dedicated so much of our lives over the past year to tracking, exposing and disrupting the construction of the Sabal Trail pipeline. What follows is a brief synopsis of recent news and events. June...
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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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One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

One Family’s Bold Stand to Block Construction of a New Pipeline

Ellen Gerhart holds a palm-sized Wood Turtle with a distinctive design on its shell. (WNV/Chris Baker Evens) by Chris Baker Evans / Waging Nonviolence Two years ago the most trouble Ellen Gerhart had faced with the law was a parking ticket. Today, standing on a wide swath of cleared forest overlooking miles of mid-construction...
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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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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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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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We Are Seneca Lake Claims Victory; Crestwood Retreats from Gas Storage Expansion

We Are Seneca Lake Claims Victory; Crestwood Retreats from Gas Storage Expansion

from We Are Seneca Lake photo from We Are Seneca Lake May 10 Geneva, NY—We Are Seneca Lake is celebrating a successful campaign forcing Crestwood’s retreat from plans to expand methane storage in unstable salt caverns along the shores of Seneca Lake.  In a two and a half year campaign, over 650 people from...
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Deliver Eviction Notice to Duke Energy CEO’s Home

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Protestors Deliver Eviction Notice to Duke Energy CEO’s Home

from the Earth First! Newswire On May 4, Activists decided to send a personal message to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good by holding a demo outside her home in Charlotte, NC. Members of Beyond Extreme Energy and others successfully delivered an eviction notice to her husband who was home at the time which read,...
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Oaxaca Highway Blockade in Protest of Electricity Substation and Other Development

Oaxaca Highway Blockade in Protest of Electricity Substation and Other Development

from It’s Going Down We, the communities of Puente Madera, Rancho Llano and Loma Bonita, from the indigenous Zapotec municipality of San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, are continuing intense mobilizations with a now 24-hour-long blockade of the Trans-Isthmus Highway between Tehuantepec and Juchitán. The participation of women, children and elderly people is important, as our...
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Trump’s Border Wall Plan Hits Snag as Congressman Backs Environmental Suit

Trump’s Border Wall Plan Hits Snag as Congressman Backs Environmental Suit

by Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian A cactus is seen next to the metal fence along the border between Mexico and the Arizona desert. A US congressman is calling for an environmental impact assessment before any border wall is built. Photograph: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images A US congressman and environmental group have filed the...
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