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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

Toxic vapors suspected in deaths of three Colorado oil and gas workers

Add this to the list of ‘benefits’ brought by the oil and gas industry. This article in the Denver Post illustrates somewhat vividly the extent of the toxicity of extraction, and by extension industrial civilization. The Denver Post Toxic vapors suspected in deaths of three Colorado oil and gas workers By Monte Whaley   Joe … Continue reading Toxic vapors suspected in deaths of three Colorado oil and gas workers

Activists in Texas organizing blockade against Keystone XL pipeline

By Candice Bernd / TruthOut The deadline for the review of TransCanada’s permits for the Gulf Coast portion of the Keystone XL pipeline was Monday, June 25, 2012. At the Texas Army Corp of Engineers Galveston office and without any finalization of review, those permits will be automatically granted to the corporation – thanks to … Continue reading Activists in Texas organizing blockade against Keystone XL pipeline

USGS report finds that wastewater injection is likely responsible for increased rate of earthquakes

By Joe Romm / Think Progress A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team has found that a sharp jump in earthquakes in America’s heartland appears to be linked to oil and natural gas drilling operations. As hydraulic fracturing has exploded onto the scene, it has increasingly been connected to earthquakes. Some quakes may be caused by … Continue reading USGS report finds that wastewater injection is likely responsible for increased rate of earthquakes

American Indians in Oklahoma will be forced to protest Keystone XL pipeline from a cage

By Indigenous Environmental Network Native Americans gathering in Cushing, OK today to protest President Obama’s words of praise for the Keystone XL pipeline were forced by local authorities to hold their event in a cage erected in Memorial Park. The protestors were stunned that their community, so long mistreated, would be insulted in such an … Continue reading American Indians in Oklahoma will be forced to protest Keystone XL pipeline from a cage