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Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Texas Border Wall in Protected Nature Areas

Bulldozers Aimed at Wildlife Refuge, State Park, Historic Chapel, Family Farms.  Featured image: by Kara Clauser, Center for Biological Diversity.      by Center for Biological Diversity RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas— The Trump administration announced today that it will waive dozens of environmental laws to speed border-wall construction through protected Rio Grande Valley property, including a national wildlife refuge … Continue reading Trump Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Texas Border Wall in Protected Nature Areas

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Featured image: Ocelot photo by Tom Smylie, USFWS. Fewer than 100 of these rare wildcats likely remain in the United States.       by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Native Groups Lead Historic Action Against Dos Republicas Coal Mine

Via Censored News EAGLE PASS, Tex. — Native American Groups gathered today for a historic rally and march to protest the open-pit coal strip mine in Eagle Pass, Tex. The protesters called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  to rescind the mine’s permit, halt expansion and protect the land from further destruction. The project, … Continue reading Native Groups Lead Historic Action Against Dos Republicas Coal Mine

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

Two Central Texas Salamanders Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

Original post by The Center for Biological Diversity Two Central Texas Salamanders Receive Endangered Species Act Protection More Than 4,400 Acres of Critical Habitat Also Protected AUSTIN, Texas— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected two Texas salamanders under the Endangered Species Act and designated 4,451 acres as critical habitat for the rare amphibians. The decision to protect … Continue reading Two Central Texas Salamanders Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

More than 50 campaigners swarm tar sands tree-sit to resupply blockaders

By Candice Bernd / TruthOut More than 50 blockaders tried to re-enter the site of what has become a historic standoff Monday, to expand and support the ongoing Tar Sands Blockade tree village in east Texas. Several managed to break through police lines to attempt to re-supply activists who have been occupying trees in the … Continue reading More than 50 campaigners swarm tar sands tree-sit to resupply blockaders

Study suggests U.S. Army tested radioactive chemicals on poor black neighborhoods

By David Edwards / The Raw Story A college professor from St. Louis, Missouri has released research claiming that the U.S. Army conducted secret Cold War tests by spraying toxic radioactive chemicals on cities like St. Louis and Corpus Christi. St. Louis Community College-Meramec sociology professor Lisa Martino-Taylor told The Associated Press that her research … Continue reading Study suggests U.S. Army tested radioactive chemicals on poor black neighborhoods

TransCanada congratulate police for employing torture tactics against Tar Sands Blockaders

By Tar Sands Blockade Nine people sitting 80 feet above ground in tree platforms on the path of TransCanada’s Keystone XL construction enter their third day of sustained action to stop the toxic tar sands pipeline. The sitters are undeterred by TransCanada’s role in the torture of their fellow blockaders. Tuesday, Shannon Bebe and Benjamin … Continue reading TransCanada congratulate police for employing torture tactics against Tar Sands Blockaders

Four blockaders lock themselves to truck carrying pipe for Keystone XL project

By Tar Sands Blockade Just minutes ago four landowner advocates and climate justice organizers locked themselves to the underside of a massive truck carrying 36″ pipe intended for Keystone XL construction. The truck is parked, idled at the entrance of the pipeyard, rendering construction activity impossible. Seven blockaders total are onsite risking arrest. Blockaders from … Continue reading Four blockaders lock themselves to truck carrying pipe for Keystone XL project

Oil and gas infrastructure poisoning Texas with 30,000 tons of toxic chemicals a year

By Environment News Service Flares, leaking pipelines and tanks emitted 92,000 tons of toxic chemicals into the air during accidents, break-downs and maintenance at Texas oil and gas facilities, refineries and petrochemical plants over the past three years, finds a report released today by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project, EIP. Based on data from the … Continue reading Oil and gas infrastructure poisoning Texas with 30,000 tons of toxic chemicals a year