Posts Tagged ‘ water ’

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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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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Borneo Oil Spill: Environmental Groups and Victim’s Family Call for Accountability

Borneo Oil Spill: Environmental Groups and Victim’s Family Call for Accountability

by Adam Harvey / ABC.net Photo: Rohani Baso mourns the death of her husband and says she doesn’t know how to care for their daughter without him. (ABC News: Adam Harvey) Environmental groups want the head of Indonesia’s state-owned oil company to be fired over an oil spill that has killed five people and...
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Emergency Declared After Oil Spill Ignites on Indonesian Island of Borneo

Emergency Declared After Oil Spill Ignites on Indonesian Island of Borneo

by Hannah Ellis-Peterson / The Guardian The Indonesian port city of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo, has declared a state of emergency after a devastating oil spill spread along the coast, killing four fisherman when it ignited. The oil spill, which occurred over the weekend, has now stretched to an area of around...
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Despite Widespread Opposition, Michigan Approves Nestle’s Water Withdrawal Permit

Despite Widespread Opposition, Michigan Approves Nestle’s Water Withdrawal Permit

By Rebecca Williams and Cheyna Roth / Michigan Radio A public hearing on Nestle’s permit request. Credit Lindsey Smith / Michigan Radio The Michigan DEQ has approved a permit from Nestle Waters North America to increase the amount of groundwater it pumps from its well near Evart, Michigan. The state says Nestle has to...
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Treaty Camp: Security Shows Up at the Blockade in Nova Scotia

from Submedia Update from the Treaty Camp blocking Alton Gas in so-called Nova Scotia. Security guards hired by the company went to the camp and attempted to serve Mi’kmaq water protectors with verbal PPAs (trespassing warnings). People a the camp let them know that this is stolen land, and folks mobilized quickly in support...
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Australia: Thousands Rally Against Coal in Sydney

Australia: Thousands Rally Against Coal in Sydney

by Helen Davidson / The Guardian Janine Barratt leading the rally, which began at Martin Place in Sydney, stretched almost 2km. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the Guardian Exactly a year out from the state election, thousands of people from across New South Wales – including some on horseback – have marched through Sydney, calling...
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Mexico City: Week of Actions Held in Resistance to Development Project at Aztecas 215

Mexico City: Week of Actions Held in Resistance to Development Project at Aztecas 215

from It’s Going Down This week, the General Assembly of the Peoples, Neighborhoods, Communities and Pedregales of Coyoacán carried out a series of actions in resistance to the apartment complex development project at Aztecas 215, being built on top of a fresh water aquifer in the Pedregales of Coyoacán. As the various government agencies...
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More Than 130 Whales Die in Mass Stranding in Western Australia

More Than 130 Whales Die in Mass Stranding in Western Australia

from The Guardian One hundred and thirty-five whales have died after being washed ashore in Western Australia. A rescue operation began on Friday morning in Hamelin Bay, on the state’s south-western tip, to save the remaining 15, with volunteers and vets trying to keep the surviving short-finned pilot whales alive before deciding when to herd...
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Video: Treesit Blocks Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

from Appalachians Against Pipelines Check out this drone footage of the tree sit! There’s also footage here of trees being felled in the snowstorm on Monday right up to the base of the sit. Currently, the only thing physically standing in the way of pipeline construction is the treesit on Peters Mountain. People in...
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Locals Take Over Pipeline Office, Then Occupy Drill Rig

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Locals Take Over Pipeline Office, Then Occupy Drill Rig

from Lancaster Against Pipelines A bus full of pipeline protesters. From Lancaster Against Pipelines facebook Something extraordinary happened in Lancaster County yesterday. A busload of fifty local residents took over the field offices of Williams/Transco at 805 Estelle Drive, Suite 101, in Lancaster. We dropped a 12 foot stretch of pipeline in Williams’s meeting...
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Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend River From Fracking Wastewater

Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend River From Fracking Wastewater

by Joshua B. Pribanic, and Melissa A. Troutman / Public Herald A Seneca Nation of Indians member holds a sign used at Standing Rock to oppose the fracking wastewater treatment facility at the headwaters of the Ohi:yo’ (Allegheny River). © Steven Rubin for Public Herald In Coudersport Pennsylvania, over 100 members of the Seneca...
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