Posts Tagged ‘ Pipeline Resistance ’

Appeals Court Allows “Necessity Defense” for Pipeline Protesters in Minnesota

Appeals Court Allows “Necessity Defense” for Pipeline Protesters in Minnesota

from Red Power Media The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that four anti-pipeline activists facing criminal charges have a legit case to argue the “necessity defense” in court. According to EcoWatch, the so-called “Valve Turners” Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein were charged after shutting off the emergency valves on a pair of tar sands pipelines owned by Enbridge Energy....
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Lummi Nation Takes Totem Pole Across Country to Unite Indigenous Anti-Fossil Fuel Struggles

Lummi Nation Takes Totem Pole Across Country to Unite Indigenous Anti-Fossil Fuel Struggles

by Monsy Alvarado / North Jersey A totem pole arrives in Mahwah MAHWAH — A 16-foot colorful totem pole made a visit to the township Saturday at a ceremony where members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation prayed and sang and hoped to bring awareness to the struggles of Native American tribes across the country...
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The Bent Mt Community is Uniting Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Bent Mt Community is Uniting Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline

by Farmlands Fighting Pipelines / It’s Going Down The following report is from an anonymous contributor with Farmlands Fighting Pipelines, and discusses how the Bent Mountain community is uniting and winning against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). One woman, resolute in a tree, has stayed 32 feet above the ground under the threat of...
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DC Divest Rallies for Wells Fargo Divestment Bill

DC Divest Rallies for Wells Fargo Divestment Bill

from DC Direct Action News On the 18th of April, DC Divest rallied on the steps of the Wilson Building, then packed the room at the DC Council’s CFO Oversight Hearing. They were there to demand that Jack Evans stop holding up a bill to remove the DC government’s money from Well Fargo. Wells...
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Maryland: Residents Rally in Baltimore Against Fracked Gas Infrastructure

Maryland: Residents Rally in Baltimore Against Fracked Gas Infrastructure

from DC Direct Action News On the 18th of April, MD residents from Cove Point, Accokeek, Myersville, and other places menaced by fracked gas project protested outside the MD Dept of the Environment. They were there to demand that the existing state ban on fracking be made meaninful with a ban on fracked gas...
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Another Family Farm Launches a Tree Sit in the Path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

Another Family Farm Launches a Tree Sit in the Path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

by Little Teel Crossing from It’s Going Down The ongoing campaign against the Mountain Valley Pipeline announced that now “three tree stands at the crossing of Little Creek and Teel Creek,” have been launched.” Stating that they “are fighting to protect the family farms that the MVP threatens.” In the farmlands of Franklin County,...
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Appalachian Forest Blockades Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline

from Unicorn Riot In Jefferson National Forest on the border between Virginia and West Virginia, two forest occupations block the proposed route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, or MVP, to drill through Peters Mountain. Activists erected a monopod in the middle of the road on April, which still stands and is the longest continuously-occupied...
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Louisiana: Another Lockdown Stops Work on Bayou Bridge Pipeline for Hours

Louisiana: Another Lockdown Stops Work on Bayou Bridge Pipeline for Hours

submitted to Earth First! Newswire MAURICE, LA — On the morning of April 18th a water protector locked herself into a cement filled barrel placed in the trench of a horizontal directional drill on a construction site of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Over a dozen more water protectors from L’eau est La Vie resistance...
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Connecticut: DAPL Protester Vic Lancia Arrested and Fined 1 Year After Wells Fargo Lockdown

Connecticut: DAPL Protester Vic Lancia Arrested and Fined 1 Year After Wells Fargo Lockdown

by Dragonfly Climate Collective / It’s Going Down Update on Vic Lancia, who locked down to a Wells Fargo branch in Connecticut over a year ago against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This an update and thank-you message for those who have supported our friend Vic Lancia. Almost one year after Vic shut down a...
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Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

by Simon Davis-Cohen and Sarah Lazare / In These Times MINNEAPOLIS POLICE UNION PRESIDENT LT. BOB KROLL told In These Times that he lobbied Minnesota lawmakers to advance a statewide law clamping down on protests—legislation that civil liberties advocates say targets Black Lives Matter. The pending bill, HF 390/SF 676, would significantly increase fees and jail time for...
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Two Spirit, Trans, and Womxn’s Action Camp (TTWAC) in So-Called Minnesota

Two Spirit, Trans, and Womxn’s Action Camp (TTWAC) in So-Called Minnesota

submitted to Earth First! Newswire Anti Line 3 Action Camp (+ long term encampment with no cis doods*!) A direct action camp with workshops, skill shares and comraderie for people who identify as two-spirit, womxn, trans &/or gender variant to come together, establish a resistance camp & fight the patriarchy! Interested in attending, set...
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Mariner East 2 Pipeline Sabotaged

Mariner East 2 Pipeline Sabotaged

from Philly Anti-Capitalist Early last week, we made the two tractors that Energy Transfer Partners was using to construct the Mariner East 2 pipeline near Exton, PA inoperative by cutting their hoses and electrical wires, cutting off valve stems to deflate the tires, introducing sand into their systems, putting potatoes in the exhaust pipes,...
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