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Bulgarian government imposes ban on fracking

By Mirel Bran, Guardian Weekly Shukri Hussein was only 23 when he first bought some land, with a friend, to start a farm at Praventsi, a village close to Novi Pazar, in north-east Bulgaria. Ten years later the biology graduate heads a 110-hectare organic farm with a workforce of 35. He was pleased with what … Continue reading Bulgarian government imposes ban on fracking

700 march to Peruvian capital to protest mining project threatening watersheds

By Barbara Fraser / Indian Country Today A caravan of about 700 people from Peru’s northern Cajamarca region arrived in Lima, the capital, on February 9, at the end of a nine-day journey to protest a mine they said would destroy key watersheds. “We want the president to say that there won’t be mining at … Continue reading 700 march to Peruvian capital to protest mining project threatening watersheds

Enbridge proposes eastward pipeline for tar sands oil

By Matthew Arco / The Portland Daily Sun Environmental groups fearing that talks to pump “incredibly destructive” crude oil from Canada to Greater Portland are once again resurfacing, are opposing the project even before one is officially put in writing. The Natural Resources Council of Maine is planning to join three other environmental groups in … Continue reading Enbridge proposes eastward pipeline for tar sands oil

First Nations people suffer extreme poverty as corporations plunder traditional land

By Chris Arsenault Despite living just 90km from a massive diamond mine, Jackie Hookimaw Witt has watched poverty tear at the fabric of Attawapiskat, an indigenous community in northern Canada. The northern Ontario community made international headlines recently, when the chief declared a state of emergency, as many houses lacked heating during frozen winters, and … Continue reading First Nations people suffer extreme poverty as corporations plunder traditional land

Wahgoshig First Nation wins injunction against corporate gold drillers

By Tanya Talaga / Toronto Star When members of Wahgoshig First Nation spotted a drilling crew on what they say is a sacred burial site, they demanded to know who the strangers were and what they were doing. The Wahgoshig, whose Algonquin reserve of 19,239 acres is 113 km east of Timmins, running south from … Continue reading Wahgoshig First Nation wins injunction against corporate gold drillers

Video: The True Story of Chevron’s Ecuador Disaster

Over three decades of oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chevron dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest, leaving local people suffering a wave of cancers, miscarriages and birth defects. Now, with the support of an international campaign for justice, the communities affected by Chevron’s negligence are holding one of … Continue reading Video: The True Story of Chevron’s Ecuador Disaster

DGR Wisconsin participates in anti-mining protest

from http://ashlandcurrent.com Citizens from around the state are planning to protest the proposed Assembly iron mining bill Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. A “Bury the Bill” rally will take place on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the State Capitol on the State Street steps. Then, Thursday from 10 … Continue reading DGR Wisconsin participates in anti-mining protest

Anti-Fracking Campaigners: We Won’t Be Silenced

By Josh Fox Gasland was intended to be both a chronicle of the way in which oil and gas companies have used vast sums of money to shield fracking from virtually all federal, state, and local regulations and a cautionary tale about the toll the process takes on people and the environment. Fortunately, the message … Continue reading Anti-Fracking Campaigners: We Won’t Be Silenced

What you can do: organize and resist.

As Gas Drilling Spreads, Towns Stand Ground Over Control SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. — As energy companies move to drill in densely populated areas from Pennsylvania to Texas, battles are breaking out over who will have the final say in managing the shale gas boom. The fight, which pits towns and cities against energy companies and … Continue reading What you can do: organize and resist.

Natives to oppose West Coast oil pipelines

Aboriginal groups in the Canadian Pacific province of British Columbia said on Thursday they had formed a united front to oppose all exports of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands through their territories. The declaration is another political blow to the Canadian energy sector and Canada’s right-of-center Conservative government after Washington decided last month … Continue reading Natives to oppose West Coast oil pipelines