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WSJ has already moved on… to blaming (“not President”) Biden for pipeline failures

For years, a coalition of community and faith leaders, Baptists and yogis, landowners, and climate advocates have fought to defend people, land, water and climate from new oil and gas pipelines, and a string of successes have the fossil fuel industry on its back foot. The Trump Administration’s Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette recently credited (blamed) activists for these hard-fought wins […]

Federal Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) shut down!

A federal judge ruled today that owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, must halt operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes. By Dan Bacher This order by James E. Boasberg, United States District […]

July 7th

Tribes and climate activists celebrate court-ordered shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review of the project. By Jessica […]

July 6th

‘The Future Does Not Belong to You,’ Climate campaigners say to Big Oil after cancellation of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Following years of widespread grassroots opposition led by vulnerable local communities and national environmental organizations, two U.S. energy behemoths on Sunday abruptly cancelled the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a sprawling project that would have transported dirty fracked gas along a 600-mile route through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “Today […]

“Our fight is not over” say green groups after SCOTUS clears way for fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Environmental campaigners on Monday reiterated their opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline after a U.S. Supreme Court decision removing a hurdle for the “climate-wrecking” fracked gas infrastructure project. The high court’s Monday decision (pdf) was 7-2, with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer joining the court’s conservative majority. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented. By Andrea Germanos […]

June 18th

Pipelines have broad authority to build through private property. The coronavirus hasn’t slowed them down.

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan is cutting a 400-mile line across the middle of Texas, digging up vast swaths of private land for its planned Permian Highway Pipeline. The project is ceaseless, continuing through the coronavirus pandemic. Landowner Heath Frantzen said that dozens of workers have showed up to his ranch in Fredericksburg, even as public […]

Native protest against tar sands pipeline shuts down Canadian rail service

Today, there are 6 groups who can claim Wet’suwet’en heritage. Five of them have signed agreements with the developers of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, but the sixth has refused to do so. According to The Guardian, Wet’suwet’en chiefs say the authority of these groups only applies to reservations, not traditional territory. It just so happens the proposed […]

February 17th

South Dakota rams through new law so they can arrest Keystone XL pipeline protesters

Republican Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota has a new target: free speech. In what foes call a last-minute effort to undermine public protest and the regular legislative process, Noem presented two proposals in the state legislature Monday as “emergency” bills because they were introduced beyond the normal deadline for new legislation. Because the legislature ends its current 40-day session […]

March 7th

How to beat a pipeline

As anyone who opposed Keystone XL between 2008 and 2016 knows, stopping a major pipeline isn’t exactly easy even when the president actually cares about the environment. With fossil-fuel–fetishizing Donald Trump in charge, it should be even harder. And yet we’ve seen major setbacks for three significant pipeline projects: the Nebraska section of the Keystone XL […]

August 24th

In victory for anti-tarsands activists, TransCanada scraps Energy East Pipeline

TransCanada, the “energy transfer company” responsible for getting the incredibly dirty diluted bitumen oil from the tar sands in western Canada, and also potentially Bakken crude, to refineries in Quebec City and St. Johns, New Brunswick, has notified the Canadian government that it is cancelling its proposed Energy East pipeline project, citing slowing growth in […]

October 6th

DAPL pipeline company sues “eco-terrorist” environmental groups

The pipeline operator Energy Transfer has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace, Earth First, and a number of other organizations, alleging that attempts to solicit donations and interfere with construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline constituted “eco-terrorism.” By James Ayre  In other words, Energy Transfer alleges that the environmental groups in question engaged in “acts of terrorism” […]

August 25th