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Spokane Veterans for Peace Blockading Fossil Fuel Trains

by Direct Action Spokane A group of Spokane, Washington citizens are currently protesting on the BNSF railroad tracks off Trent, east of Napa. The action is being carried out to alert the region to the rapidly expanding impacts of climate change. The undisputed leading cause of global climate change is the burning of fossil fuels … Continue reading Spokane Veterans for Peace Blockading Fossil Fuel Trains

Twenty Arrested at Utah Tar Sands Mine

By Canyon Country Rising Tide SUNDAY JUNE 19, PR SPRINGS, UT: Thirty people walked onto the country’s first tar sands mine and sowed seeds to regrow land destroyed by tar sands – a fossil fuel more polluting than coal and oil. With butterfly puppets, songs, and banners, protesters trespassed onto the mine site and took … Continue reading Twenty Arrested at Utah Tar Sands Mine

33 Days on Twin #66: Walking the Enbridge Pipeline

By Sacred Water Sacred Land Sacred Water Sacred Land is sponsoring a tar sands awareness walk through Wisconsin along Enbridge’s proposed Twin Line #66 starting with a kick-off event in Delevan or Walworth on June 8th. 33 Days on Twin #66, a Sacred Water Sacred Land sponsored walk, begins at the entry point of the … Continue reading 33 Days on Twin #66: Walking the Enbridge Pipeline

Time is Short: Hidden Danger of the Keystone Pipeline Celebration

by Clay Cochran / Deep Green Resistance “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost President Obama announced Friday morning that he has denied TransCanada’s permit application to build the Keystone XL (KXL) oil … Continue reading Time is Short: Hidden Danger of the Keystone Pipeline Celebration

4 Arrested Blockading Utah Tarsands Mine

Editor’s Note: this first appeared on EcoWatch. By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International Dozens of environmental activists have signaled that the expansion of the tar sands in Utah will not happen without a fight. Yesterday, about 40 protestors disrupted the work on the Utah tar sands strip mine, the first to be built in the U.S., … Continue reading 4 Arrested Blockading Utah Tarsands Mine

Falling in Love (Unist’ot’en Camp Report-Back)

Unist’ot’en Camp, January 2015 The storm enveloped us. Snow lashed the road. The darkness was total, our headlights casting weak yellow beams into the darkness. Most people had hunkered down in homes and motels, and the roads were near empty. Still, every few minutes a passing truck threw a blinding cloud of dry snow into … Continue reading Falling in Love (Unist’ot’en Camp Report-Back)

News from the Great Basin

“Protecting Sage Grouse in the Great Basin” “…Restoring native plants and biodiversity in the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem of the Great Basin, where a massive invasion of non-native grasses, particularly cheatgrass, has turned millions of acres into a fire-prone monoculture. As Climate Progress has reported, finding innovative ways to beat back the cheatgrass invasion and restore sagebrush … Continue reading News from the Great Basin

Update on Utah Tar Sands Project

Work on the Utah Tar Sands project continues. The following is excerpted from Oilvoice. “During the third quarter of 2014, the Company’s project team continued to work with its engineering consultants and equipment suppliers to complete final engineering design and procure equipment for the PR Spring Project. For the remainder of 2014, the Company will … Continue reading Update on Utah Tar Sands Project

Burnaby Mountain fight against tar sands pipeline heats up

From Zoe Blunt at the Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network Right now across North America, groups of land defenders are doing their damnedest to block tarsands oil from coming to the coasts. Big oil and the Conservative government are insisting on pipelines from Alberta to the Pacific to feed the Asian export market. But … Continue reading Burnaby Mountain fight against tar sands pipeline heats up

Blockade of Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Burnaby BC

Last week, Kinder Morgan pipeline company began clearing brush to drill boreholes for a new pipeline from the tar sands to their marine tanker terminal east of Vancouver. Local residents and allies took over the borehole sites and set up camps in a small wilderness park next to Simon Fraser University. This week, KM served … Continue reading Blockade of Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline in Burnaby BC