Pipelines

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Stop Line 3 Pipeline: DHS helicopters terrorize indigenous protestors

They headed out to a construction site to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience – and the Department of Homeland Security sent helicopters to hover 20 feet above them. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Tell DHS: Helicopters are not weapons to be deployed against peaceful protestors. On Monday, 2,000 climate hawks from across the country […]

June 11th

With KXL dead, pressure intensifies for Biden to kill Line 3 pipeline

Seizing the momentum after a day of major direct action against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline in northern Minnesota, Indigenous and green groups on Wednesday stepped up their pressure on President Joe Biden to honor Native American treaties and protect the environment and climate by stopping the toxic project. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The climate advocacy […]

June 10th

Keystone XL pipeline is finally dead (after a 15-year fight)

After more than a decade of grassroots organizing, agitation, and tireless opposition by the international climate movement, the final nail was slammed into the Keystone XL’s coffin Wednesday afternoon when the company behind the transnational tar sands pipeline officially pulled the plug on its plans.   By Jon Queally Common Dreams Following consultation with Canadian officials and regulators—including “its partner, […]

June 10th

Water Protectors gather for ‘Largest resistance yet’ to Line 3 pipeline as Enbridge accelerates construction

Thousands of people from across the nation are traveling to northern Minnesota this weekend to join Indigenous leaders in what organizers described as the “largest resistance yet” to Line 3, an Enbridge-owned tar sands pipeline whose construction has accelerated in recent days as opponents warn the project poses a threat to waterways and the climate. We’ve got over 1000 people […]

June 7th

Indigenous, Climate Leaders Launch National Effort to Demand Biden ‘Stop Trump Pipelines’

Indigenous and climate activists this week launched a national “Stop Trump Pipelines” campaign to pressure U.S. President Joe Biden and other key decision-makers to depart from the polluter-friendly positions of former President Donald Trump by blocking a pair of controversial fossil fuel pipelines. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The effort—led by Bold Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), and […]

May 23rd

Colonial Pipeline shutdown: Turns out oil and gas are intermittent, too (and dirty)

The ransomware hacking of the Koch-owned Colonial Pipeline is exactly the sort of uncertain energy-relevant situation that climate deniers love to exploit with disinformation. This time though, they seem to be having a bit of trouble blaming this fossil fuel infrastructure problem on climate activists. Not that they’re not trying. By Climate Denier Roundup It started incoherently, […]

Infrastructure: Cyberattack-induced shutdown of major US pipeline renews calls for clean energy

After the largest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. was shut down over the weekend due to a crippling cyberattack, environmentalists said Monday the situation is just further reason why the dirty and dangerous fossil fuel industry should be left behind in favor of a transition to clean energy. By Jenna McGuire Common Dreams “The ongoing shutdown of the Colonial pipeline is […]

Despite pledges on Tribal relations and climate, Biden declines to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

Indigenous leaders and climate campaigners on Friday blasted President Joe Biden’s refusal to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline during a court-ordered environmental review, which critics framed as a betrayal of his campaign promises to improve tribal relations and transition the country to clean energy. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “Biden’s inaction to protect our […]

April 10th