Tags Archives: Energy

A Pipeline Runs Through It

Featured image: The Aguaprieta pipeline crosses the Yaqui River (Río Yaqui), the water source for the Yaqui, an indigenous tribe residing in the Yaqui Valley in Sonora, Mexico. Photo: Tomas Castelazo (CC).  As far as one Yaqui community is concerned, the pipeline will never be completed.     by Gabriella Rutherford / Intercontinental Cry In 2013, Enrique … Continue reading A Pipeline Runs Through It

Trump Admin Officially Proposes Opening Vast Areas of U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling

Featured image: The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale is a species of utmost concern should seismic airgun blasting be allowed off the Atlantic coast. Photo Credit: Moira Brown and New England Aquarium.     by Mike Gaworecki / Mongabay The Trump Administration has unveiled its plan to open nearly all of the United States’ coastal waters to … Continue reading Trump Admin Officially Proposes Opening Vast Areas of U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling

Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Featured image: Yaqui community gathering Credit: Andrea Arzaba, CC BY–SA 4.0      by Steve Horn / DeSmog Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority … Continue reading Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Oppose the Palen Solar Project—Comments Due December 11

     by Basin and Range Watch Ask for the No Action Alternative Copy letter at the end of this newsletter and send to BLM The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Riverside County, CA are seeking comments by December 11th, 2017 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Review for the proposed Palen Solar Project … Continue reading Oppose the Palen Solar Project—Comments Due December 11

The Significance of Renewables

     by David Casey / Articulating the Future The narrative being pushed today is that renewables, particularly wind and solar, will save us. By “save us” they mean allow us to continue our way of life unhindered into the future, despite a lower (and eventually zero, they tell us) reliance on oil. This view … Continue reading The Significance of Renewables

Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Featured image: Representatives from Haul No and the Havasupai Tribe march to the gates of the Canyon Mine which lay upon grounds sacred to many indigenous nations in the region. Photo: Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry Any day now, Energy Fuels (EFR) will resume drilling for high-grade uranium ore at the Canyon Mine … Continue reading Unanswered Questions Loom Over Grand Canyon Mine

Suzanna Jones: Betraying the Environment

     by Suzanna Jones Editor’s note: Suzanna Jones is an off-the-grid farmer who lives in Walden, Vermont. She was among those arrested protesting the Lowell wind project in 2011. This originally appeared in VTDigger; republished with permission of the author. There is a painful rift among self-described environmentalists in Vermont, a divide that is … Continue reading Suzanna Jones: Betraying the Environment

New York State Wins Latest Round in Battle with Pipeline & Federal Agency

     by Protect Orange County and Stop the Minisink Compression Station In a move that is being widely celebrated by both activists and national environmental rights groups, this afternoon, the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in NY issued an emergency stay of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Notice to Proceed with Construction”, … Continue reading New York State Wins Latest Round in Battle with Pipeline & Federal Agency

Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

Featured image: Casey Camp-Horinek with her granddaughter      by Movement Rights / via Intercontinental Cry San Francisco, CA – After suffering for years with poisoned water and serious health issues due to fracking and injection wells on and near their reservation the governing body of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma voted to pass a statute recognizing the rights … Continue reading Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to Recognize the Rights of Nature to Stop Fracking

Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Featured image: Red Butte. Located just 6 miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this sacred site is in danger because of the Canyon uranium mine that operates adjacent. Photo Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year. It’s one of the … Continue reading Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land