Posts Tagged ‘ tar sands ’

How First Nations Are Keeping Watch Over an Embattled Canadian Pipeline

How First Nations Are Keeping Watch Over an Embattled Canadian Pipeline

by Brian Kahn / Earther BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA—At 6:30 a.m., workers started hacking away at blackberry bushes in a small clearing, wading through ankle-deep mud from the rains the day before. Just steps away, bright yellow signs staked into a berm warned of a high pressure pipeline buried beneath. First Nations’ leaders at the...
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“Valve Turner” To Spend Year in Prison

“Valve Turner” To Spend Year in Prison

by Jessica Corbett / Common Dreams Climate activist Michael Foster, photographed Tuesday outside a North Dakota courthouse with his partner Sue Lenander, was sentenced to serve at least a year in prison for temporarily shutting down the Keystone pipeline in October 2016. (Photo: Climate Direct Action/Facebook) Michael Foster, the valve turner who temporarily halted...
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Maine Town Wins Round in Tar Sands Oil Battle With Industry

Maine Town Wins Round in Tar Sands Oil Battle With Industry

from Inside Climate News / Sabrina Shankman SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—A federal judge has handed a win to South Portland, Maine over a pipeline company that wants to send tar sands oil through the city, a proposal seen as opening a path for Canada’s crude to reach the East Coast for export. But the fight...
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Call-Out in Response to Imminent KXL Decision

Call-Out in Response to Imminent KXL Decision

anonymous submission / Earth First! Newswire Photo by 570ajk, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ogallala_Aquifer_-_Keystone_XL.png On Monday, November 20th, the Public Service Commission, an elected board representing the so-called state of Nebraska, will most likely vote in favor of approving Transcanada’s route for the Keystone XL pipeline through the ancestral home of the Pawnee, Otoe, Ponca, Sioux and Omaha...
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This Coastal Town in Maine Banned Tar Sands and Sparked a War with the Oil Industry

This Coastal Town in Maine Banned Tar Sands and Sparked a War with the Oil Industry

by Sabrina Shankman / InsideClimate News Members of Protect South Portland, who oppose the plan to pipe tar sands oil from Canada to the city’s harbor, wore light blue T-shirts to City Council meetings in support of the “Clear Skies Ordinance.” Opponents wore red with the words “American Energy.” Credit: Dan Wood SOUTH PORTLAND,...
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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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