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[The Ohio River Speaks] Shitting Geese, Omega-3s, and the Arithmetic of Atrocity

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, and fourth part of Will’s journey. By Will Falk / The Ohio River Speaks Sometimes I ask … Continue reading [The Ohio River Speaks] Shitting Geese, Omega-3s, and the Arithmetic of Atrocity

The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

Afeni Shakur is best known as the mother of the hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. What is less well known is that she was a member of the Harlem chapter of the Black Panther Party, a dedicated revolutionary who served time in jail for her political activities. Freedom Archives says her work “shaped the political discourse … Continue reading The Black Community as Internal Colony: Afeni Shakur, 1970

New York: Neighbors Rally at Cuomo Appearance to Shut Down Pipeline

Activists’ Fears Confirmed by Newly Released New York State Multi-Agency Report Showing Dangers of Siting AIM Pipeline Next to Indian Point Nuclear Facilities      by ResistAim Croton-On-Hudson, NY Sunday, June 24, 2018 —  Residents of towns near the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline gathered today at a fundraiser where Governor Cuomo was scheduled to … Continue reading New York: Neighbors Rally at Cuomo Appearance to Shut Down Pipeline

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

Challenge to AIM Pipeline Approval Goes to DC Circuit Court

     by Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion    Washington, D.C.– Two and half years after asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to reverse its decision to permit construction of the “Algonquin” Pipeline Expansion, residents are finally getting their day in court. Ellen Weininger  from Westchester County, New York made the trip to DC Circuit … Continue reading Challenge to AIM Pipeline Approval Goes to DC Circuit Court

An Open Letter to Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice

     by Michael Bucci / Deep Green Resistance New York Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice Town of Cortlandt Justice Court One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567 Re: Order to Appear at Violation of Conditional Discharge Hearing-June 29, 2017, Docket # 15110186 Dear Judge McCarthy, Thank you for the opportunity to present … Continue reading An Open Letter to Honorable Daniel F. McCarthy, Town Justice

Huge Victory: Natural Gas Storage Plan Halted at Seneca Lake

Featured image: The We Are Seneca Lake civil disobedience campaign kicked off on Oct. 25, 2014. Colleen Boland      by Sandra Steingraber / Ecowatch The news broke Wednesday in the most banal of venues: the biweekly environmental compliance report submitted by Arlington Storage Company to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Deep in the … Continue reading Huge Victory: Natural Gas Storage Plan Halted at Seneca Lake

“Montrose 9,” Arrested for Blockading Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline, Sentenced

On Friday morning - in front of a packed courtroom of over 100 New York residents, activists, sympathizers and supporters opposed to Spectra’s “AIM” Pipeline - Cortlandt Town Court Judge Daniel McCarthy issued sentences for nine New York residents (known as the “Montrose 9”) that were arrested for blocking access to a Spectra Energy construction yard in November 2015. Each of the nine of the defendants were fined and sentenced to community service. The defendants had pled the “Necessity Defense,” arguing that their activity was justified because it was done to stop a danger more harmful than the violation of the law, and only after all other legal and regulatory options had been exhausted. ... Continue reading →

Verdict in Montrose 9 Necessity Defense Trial: GUILTY

     by ResistAIM Cortlandt, NY — Four months after conclusion of the trial, today Judge Daniel McCarthy found the “Montrose 9” guilty of disorderly conduct for blocking traffic in Cortlandt Town Court. The “Montrose 9,” local residents and environmental advocates who were arrested for blocking access to a ware yard in Montrose to halt … Continue reading Verdict in Montrose 9 Necessity Defense Trial: GUILTY

Fifteen Arrested at Senator Charles Schumer’s Office to Stop the Spectra AIM Pipeline

New Yorkers rallied today to demand action from Senator Charles Schumer to stop the construction of a high pressure, fracked-gas pipeline that poses a major threat to more than 20 million people. Two hundred and fifty people gathered and heard from health professionals, indigenous leaders and residents of the Hudson Valley where the pipeline is being built. Fifteen people were arrested after refusing to leave unless Senator Schumer took action. Allied organizations held solidarity actions at Senator Schumer’s offices in Peekskill, Rochester, Binghamton, Albany, Long Island, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Washington DC. Groups in Massachusetts, where the pipeline is also being built, gathered to pressure Senators Markey and Warren. ... Continue reading →