Posts Tagged ‘ water ’

Against the Grand Interoceanic Canal Project in Nicaragua

Against the Grand Interoceanic Canal Project in Nicaragua

by cicada / Earth First! Journal Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. Photo taken in June 2016.© Tom Laffay for Amnesty International [While the 52-page report titled “DANGER: RIGHTS FOR SALE (THE GRAND INTEROCEANIC CANAL PROJECT IN NICARAGUA AND THE EROSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS)” by Amnesty International is worth reading, we recognize that most of our readers...
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Mega-Suit Grinds Slowly Ahead in Colorado Aquifer Toxic Water Case

Mega-Suit Grinds Slowly Ahead in Colorado Aquifer Toxic Water Case

from The Gazette The defendants have moved to dismiss a sweeping lawsuit over chemicals polluting the Widefield Aquifer. The suit, brought last fall, alleges that chemical giant 3M and other firms that sold firefighting foam to the Air Force should have known that it contained dangerous perfluorinated compounds, now thought to be a health...
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Two Women Claim Responsibility for DAPL Fires and Valve Destruction

Two Women Claim Responsibility for DAPL Fires and Valve Destruction

by Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya / shared by Mississippi Stand ANNOUNCED TODAY AT THE IOWA UTILITIES BOARD AT 10AM This is our statement, we will be representing ourselves, as standby counsel and immediate contact is federal attorney, Bill Quigley, quigley77@gmail.com, 504-710-3074. Media contact, Amber Mae, 618-334-6035, amber@earthdefensecoalition.com; Melissa Fuller 515-490-5705. The Dakota Access Pipeline...
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Anti-Mining Protester Killed, Maya Q’eqchi’ Demand Justice

Anti-Mining Protester Killed, Maya Q’eqchi’ Demand Justice

by Sandra Cuffe / InterContinental Cry July 11, 2017 Hundreds of Maya Q’eqchi’ residents of El Estor attended the burial of Carlos Maaz Coc, a 27-year-old Maya Q’eqchi’ fisherman fatally shot by police May 27 during a crackdown on a protest against mining in eastern Guatemala. Photo: Sandra Cuffe The clouds of tear gas...
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Drilling for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Contaminates Drinking Water

Drilling for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Contaminates Drinking Water

from It’s Going Down Residents along the construction route of Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East 2 pipeline are reporting contamination in their water after pipeline drilling accidents led to a chemical slurry compromising a well, which then tainted another well and several aquifers. Over the last few weeks, neighborhoods in Chester County west of...
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India: “Living Entity” Yamuna River Reported Dead

India: “Living Entity” Yamuna River Reported Dead

by Michael Safi in Delhi / The Guardian A man looks for recyclable items on the banks of the Yamuna, on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in India’s Uttarakhand...
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Check-in with the Sabal Trail Resistance

Check-in with the Sabal Trail Resistance

from It’s Going Down In the wake of the #NoDAPL struggle, resistance encampments across the US have grown as thousands step up to fight pipeline and resource extraction projects that threaten both human communities and the natural environment. One of these camps is in Florida, which has formed to fight against the Sabal Trail...
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Mexico: Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

Mexico: Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

by Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F / Avispa Midia / It’s Going Down The Chinantec people, inhabitants of the Cajonos River basin in the north of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, are carrying out an organizational process throughout their entire territory, the Chinantla, against economic projects that seek to commodify nature as a...
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The Standing Rock Sioux Claim “Victory and Vindication” in Court

The Standing Rock Sioux Claim “Victory and Vindication” in Court

by Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district court, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to...
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Five Officials Will Face Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

Five Officials Will Face Manslaughter Charges for Flint Water Crisis

by Oona Gooden-Smith / Mlive Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged five water officials — including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet and a former emergency manager — with manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act in during the Flint Water Crisis. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick...
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Mexico: Six Dead in Attack by Paramilitary Group in Guerrero

Mexico: Six Dead in Attack by Paramilitary Group in Guerrero

by Anonymous Contributor / It’s Going Down On Friday, June 9, at midday, members of the self-proclaimed paramilitary group “Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero” (UPOEG) attacked the house of a family in the community of Cacahuatepec, armed with rifles. The house is on Calle Ceiba, in the rural area...
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Demonstration at Nestle’s Ice Mountain Bottling Plant in Stanwood, MI, Hometown of Marius Mason

Demonstration at Nestle’s Ice Mountain Bottling Plant in Stanwood, MI, Hometown of Marius Mason

from Earth First! Newswire Lake Effect EF! demonstrated at Nestle’s Ice Mountain bottling plant on June 11 in Stanwood MI, the hometown of Marius Mason. Marius had organized with Sweetwater Alliance against Nestle’s bottling plant and waterwells in Mecosta County, as well as the water shut offs in Detroit in the early 2000’s. Nestle is...
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