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The Trump administration "will be held accountable in court" for its decision to grant the final easement on the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), Indigenous people and environmental allies vowed Tuesday. And with actions planned nationwide on Wednesday, the administration won't get off in the court o...
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Patrick Martin / WSWS Donald Trump defined the future of his presidency this week with a series of executive orders and speeches that promised corporations everything they ever wanted, writes Patrick Martin: the scrapping of environmental, energy and labor regulations, massive tax cuts, and approva...
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It's in no way over. Protestors settle in for a long winter. You might be wondering why it seems like dozens of your Facebook friends are suddenly converging on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. As of Wednesday, over 1.6 million people had “checked in” via Facebook at...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Protesters have clashed with police near the mouth of North Dakota's Cannonball River over plans for an oil pipeline. Officials have said the demonstrators were trying to reach property owned by the pipeline developer. Officers in riot gear used pepper spray and tear gas on dozens of people as they...
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A sheriff’s department in North Dakota filed charges against the U.S. Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, for damaging equipment during protests on Tuesday over construction of an oil pipeline. Stein was part of a group protesting the Dakota Access pipeline and spray-painted constructio...
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On the Holleran maple farm in Pennsylvania, workers clear the way for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Some felled trees have been spray-painted with the American flag. By Josh Fox There’s a battle raging for America’s energy future. The fracking industry is flexing its political muscle in...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  The oil pipeline rupture at Refugio State Beach may have spilled as much as 105,000 gallons of crude, authorities said. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) By JULIE CART, JACK DOLAN AND DOUG SMITH  Plains Pipeline, the large Texas-based company responsible for the pipe that ruptured in Sa...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
President Barack Obama vetoed the Republicans’ Keystone XL pipeline bill Tuesday, rejecting Congress’ attempt to take the project’s fate out of his hands — and leaving the GOP on track for an override vote that will most likely fail. Obama’s veto message was delivered within hours of the legislatio...
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Clare Donohue, founder of an anti-fracking group called Sane Energy Project, said that out of the eight million people living in New York City, "You can walk up to anyone on the street and they haven’t heard about fracking yet." But if New Yorkers knew more about what fracking could do to their...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
keyston CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline company, said on Friday its long wait for U.S. government approval of its controversial Keystone XL project will further delay completion of the pipeline and push its cost above the company's $5.3 billion estimate.TransC...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
An oil pipeline rupture on March 29 poured thousands of barrels of heavy crude petroleum into the streets of Mayflower, Ark., focusing the environmental debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline back on the risks of spills. It was fears of a devastating spill in the environmentally sensitive Sandhil...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no moral compass. It is a style of bullying at the worst level. If the earth did not have the resources for renewable energy that its does, this would still be wrong. One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing ho...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The U.S. government on Thursday delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after the 2012 U.S. election, bowing to pressure from environmentalists and sparing President Barack Obama a damaging split with liberal voters he may need to win reelection.   The decision to explore a n...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  The old adage that oil and water don't mix is proving true in Nebraska, where hundreds of people filled a small town gymnasium to protest a proposed oil pipeline they fear could pollute a major U.S. drinking water source.       They came on Thursday in tour and school bu...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline would start in the town of Hardisty, which about a hundred and twenty-eight miles southeast of Edmonton. It would cross the Canadian-U.S. border in Montana, jog through western South Dakota, then head down through Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma all the way to refine...
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