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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

Jane Fonda arrives in Minnesota to back Line 3 pipeline opponents

A “freshly vaccinated” Jane Fonda arrived in Minnesota on Sunday to join the ongoing protests against Canadian oil giant Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, a multibillion-dollar tar sands project that scientists and activists have called an “urgent threat” to local waters and the global climate. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams In a Facebook post announcing her arrival in Northern Minnesota, the […]

March 17th

What do Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines have in common? Liberty Mutual.

Massive pipelines like Trans Mountain and Line 3 would transport crude tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across the international border while violating treaties and polluting sacred lands and waterways – which is a major reason why they’re facing so much Indigenous and grassroots resistance right now.What do these dirty fossil fuel projects all have […]

March 15th

Enbridge continues to greenwash its tar sands Line 3 pipeline

There are now more than 130 Water Protectors facing criminal charges for protecting the land from the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. At the same time, the climate criminals are free to keep bulldozing through my peoples’ sacred lands. It is physically painful to witness the land being ripped apart, to see our sacred manoomin being […]

March 9th

Indigenous leaders vs Line 3 Pipeline: More than 50 Water Protectors block construction

After three protesters were arrested on Monday at a Minnesota construction site for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, more than 50 water protectors on Tuesday marched onto an easement—with two people locking themselves to an excavator—and temporarily shut down work on the contested tar sands project. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “The group, led by Anishinaabe warriors from Camp […]

February 4th

Water protector arrested after blockading Line 3 Pipeline access

Water protector Emma Harrison was arrested this week in Backus, Minnesota after successfully obstructing construction on Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline project for several hours by ascending a tripod in front of a tar sands pipe yard owned by the Canadian company. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams “I’m part of the Line 3 resistance movement […]

January 3rd

Tar Sands FAIL: Teck Resources pulls the plug on $15.5 billion Alberta project

Sometimes it’s good to be prescient. CleanTechnica published a story today about two natural gas pipelines that have been held up for years by opponents. In that story, we suggested time may be working to the advantage of environmental activists. Renewables get cheaper every day, it seems, while public awareness that burning fossil fuels is endangering the planet increases. […]

February 25th

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

Trump bailing on another promise – using US steel for pipelines

Just four days after he took office, Pr*sident Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises by issuing a memorandum calling for a Commerce Department study on using American steel for pipelines – all-new, retrofitted, repaired, or expanded U.S. pipelines. The problem for Trump is that it’s likely no way can be found to craft a domestic-steel-only policy that’s legal. […]

May 5th