Archive | Energy RSS feed for this archive
628x471

Sunoco oil pipeline ruptures, spilling up to 10,000 gallons of crude into Ohio nature preserve

By Reuters A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday. Between 7,000 and 10,000 gallons (26,000-38,000 liters) of sweet crude leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve about a quarter of a mile from the Great […]

Continue Reading
Goddard Substation 08 20 08 006

FERC study says saboteurs knocking out nine substations could cause nationwide blackout

By Rebecca Smith / Wall Street Journal The U.S. could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations on a scorching summer day, according to a previously unreported federal analysis. The study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that coordinated attacks in each of the nation’s […]

Continue Reading
Image by Natalie Bochenski

After fracking company sponsors museum, activists threaten symbolic “poisoning” of artwork

By Natalie Bochenski / Sydney Morning Herald An anti-fracking activist group will “poison” a major work at the Gallery of Modern Art to protest its sponsorship by Santos. Generation Alpha said Heritage, which features 99 animals gathered around a blue water pond, showed exactly the kind of environment that the natural resources company would ruin. […]

Continue Reading
banner

Under pressure, Castilla y León government ends mountaintop removal in northwestern Spain

By Amaranta Herrero / eJolt On the 14th of February, the regional government of Castilla y León cancelled the plan for Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRT) in Laciana Valley (Spain). During the last twenty years, irreversible changes have been taking place in the Southwestern Cantabrian Mountains, in an area of ​​great ecological value, which is […]

Continue Reading
Reserve for indigenous people living between the Napo and Tigre rivers in the Amazon, Peru

Peru allows gas company to invade “protected” indigenous reserve

By David Hill / Mongabay The Peruvian government has approved plans for gas company Pluspetrol to move deeper into a supposedly protected reserve for indigenous peoples and the buffer zone of the Manu National Park in the Amazon rainforest. The approval follows the government rescinding a highly critical report on the potential impacts of the […]

Continue Reading
vachemspill

Coal-processing chemicals spill into West Virginia river, polluting drinking water for 200,000 people

By Ashley Southall and Timothy Williams / New York Times Nearly 200,000 people in Charleston, W.Va., and nine surrounding counties were without drinking water on Friday after a chemical spill contaminated supplies, the West Virginia governor’s office said. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said early Friday in a statement that the federal government had approved a […]

Continue Reading
atack_arauca_f_lavozdelcinaruco

ELN launches attack against oil pipeline infrastructure in Colombia

By Andrew Wight & Taran Volckhausen / Colombia Reports Colombia’s second largest rebel group the ELN detonated explosives Wednesday at four crude oil holding pools along the Caño Limon – Coveñas pipeline in the state of North Santander. A large blaze caused by the attacks created panic in the local population, who were forced to […]

Continue Reading
Image by Feri Irawan

Palm oil company and Indonesian government raid indigenous villages, destroy 150 homes

By Diana Parker / Mongabay Nearly 150 homes were reportedly destroyed in the latest incident in a long-standing conflict between indigenous Batin Sembilan residents and former Wilmar unit PT Asiatic Persada. Indonesian security forces allegedly stormed several villages inside a Sumatran palm oil plantation concession last weekend and earlier this week, accompanying company staff and […]

Continue Reading
1149344_511452735607947_1394780656_o

Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands exposes Enbridge chemical cover up

By Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) BATTLE CREEK, Noon, on December 13th: After activist and Kalamazoo resident Chris Wahmhoff’s felony pretrial, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI-CATS) will hold a press conference to raise awareness about chemical oil dispersants found in the Kalamazoo River. Earlier this year Chris protested Enbridge Energy by skateboarding into […]

Continue Reading
piclock

Blockade halts megaload at Port of Umatilla

By Alexander Reid Ross This article originally appeared on Counterpunch and is republished here with permission from the publisher. On Sunday night, fifty activists with Rising Tide and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes held together through the cold to stop a megaload from embarking on its treacherous path. It would prove to […]

Continue Reading
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 627 other followers