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Minnesota Judge Allows “Necessity” Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest

Minnesota Judge Allows “Necessity” Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest

by Phil McKenna / InsideClimate News Emily Johnston and two other activists were charged with felonies for shutting down a pipeline in Minnesota. A fourth activist filmed it. A judge in their trial has allowed the defendants to use the “necessity” defense. Credit: Direct Climate Action A judge in Minnesota has cleared the way...
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Direct Action Ramps Up Resistance to Line 3

19. September 2017
Direct Action Ramps Up Resistance to Line 3

from Unicorn Riot Superior, WI – Resistance against Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline expansion is ramping up. Near the Fon du Lac Reservation, at the frontline camp, Makwa, water protectors, land defenders, warriors, and others have participated in a wave of civil disobedience that has resulted in 16 arrests in multiple actions that have delayed...
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Kalamazoo County Rejects Enbridge Energy, Passes Anti- Line 5 Resolution

Kalamazoo County Rejects Enbridge Energy, Passes Anti- Line 5 Resolution

from Fen Valley Earth First! On May 16th, another long and heated Kalamazoo County Commission meeting preceded a vote to pass a resolution in favor of shutting down Enbridge Line 5. During the Comission of the Whole meeting at 3pm Enbridge Energy’s Manager of Community Relations, Jason Manshum, presented the case in favor of...
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Keystone XL Faces Opposition From Canada and U.S. Indigenous Nations

Keystone XL Faces Opposition From Canada and U.S. Indigenous Nations

by Blake Nicholson / The Associated Press Indigenous leaders from across North America are meeting in Calgary Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in the U.S. plan to sign their declaration at...
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Charges Dropped Against Line 9 Valve Turners

Charges Dropped Against Line 9 Valve Turners

from Facebook January 13, 2017 —  All charges have been dropped against Vanessa Gray, Stone Stewart and Sarah Scanlon who shut down Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline on December 21, 2015 on Anishnaabe territory just outside of Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia. They were charged with mischief endangering lives and mischief over $5000. as their lawyers explained,...
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Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Easement

Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Easement

from Wisconsin Citizens Media Coop Tribe calls for decommissioning and removal at Bad River, WI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P.O. Box 39 Odanah, Wisconsin 54861 CONTACT: Dylan Jennings Bad River Tribal Council DylanJennings@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 348-6594 Odanah, WI, January 5, 2017— The Bad River Tribal Council passed a formal resolution Wednesday evening, January 4th that established...
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Filmmaker Charged with Three Felony Counts for Documenting Direct Action Against Tar Sands Pipeline

Filmmaker Charged with Three Felony Counts for Documenting Direct Action Against Tar Sands Pipeline

from RT Dakota Access Pipeline protesters square off against police between the Standing Rock Reservation and the pipeline route outside the little town of Saint Anthony, North Dakota, U.S., October 5, 2016. © Terray Sylvester / Reuters A filmmaker has been charged with three felonies after being arrested by police in North Dakota for...
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Activists Shut Down All Tar Sands Pipelines Crossing US-Canada Border

Activists Shut Down All Tar Sands Pipelines Crossing US-Canada Border

by Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams Five activists shut down all the tar sands pipelines crossing the Canada-U.S. border Tuesday morning, in a bold, coordinated show of climate resistance amid the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline. The activists employed manual safety valves to shut down Enbridge’s line 4 and 67 in Leonard,...
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The Protest Must Go On!

The Protest Must Go On!

from Utah Tar Sands Resistance We were shocked to see that our free speech banners we put up last week were stolen from the public right of way in front of the nasty tar factory being constructed at PR Springs Utah.  The banner “No pipelines! No Stripmines! Utah Land Defenders support Standing Rock and...
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Glitter Activists Found Not Guilty In Oklahoma

Glitter Activists Found Not Guilty In Oklahoma

from Popular Resistance Judge Phillipa James announced today a Not Guilty Verdict in regards to last month’s Disorderly Conduct trial of local environmental activists Moriah Stephenson and Stefan Warner. Stephenson and Warner were arrested nearly two and a half years earlier when glitter spilled off of a Hunger Games-themed banner that the activists hung...
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Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline

Occupying the Prairie: Tensions Rise as Tribes Move to Block a Pipeline

Lakota riders from the Rosebud, Standing Rock and Lower Brule Reservations stood against a police line in a peaceful demonstration this month as part of a traditional ceremony to introduce horses. Credit Daniella Zalcman By Jack Healy / NYTimes NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — Horseback riders, their faces streaked in yellow and black paint, led...
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US Oil Sands begins grinding tar at Children’s Legacy Camp

US Oil Sands begins grinding tar at Children’s Legacy Camp

from Utah Tar Sands Resistance Update from the Vigil at PR Springs We began hearing the horrible sounds of earth scraping and grinding at the site of our beloved Children’s Legacy camp on Aug 8th . On further investigation we can see from the road a new piece of equipment moving and scraping at...
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