Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: oil pipelines

Louisiana law turning pipeline protests into felonies violates constitution, new lawsuit...

“By turning so much of the land in this state into critical infrastructure, the average person can find themselves facing five years in prison for literally just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Pipeline opposition groups fight back against anti-protest laws ‘designed to intimidate’

"The response of the government to protest ought to be engaging on the issue, listening to the concerns of the people that are speaking out, and trying to respect and work with them, not stifle First Amendment rights."

Student reporters in West Virginia find Atlantic Coast Pipeline offers only...

“It was trouble finding out how many jobs the pipeline would create.”

Bills criminalizing pipeline protest arise in statehouses nationwide

The bills have forced the hands of activists across the country, diverting time and energy that would be spent organizing towards fending off the model bills.

Victory: Federal court throws out Energy Transfer’s lawsuit against DAPL water...

"This is a huge victory not just for Greenpeace but for anyone and everyone who has ever stood up against powerful corporate interests."

Police in Minnesota are using private security firms to target anti-pipeline...

“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”

Oregon again a battlefield for fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove...

“The bottom line is we want to stop the project, so whatever tools are available to do that — so I’m not ruling out anything.”

Energy Transfer’s pipelines have racked up more than 800 permit violations

The outrageous amount of violations have led local governments to draft new legislation on permits and construction regulations for oil pipeline projects.

90% of pipeline explosions result in no financial penalties

"We know we can't expect corporate polluters to look out for our health, but we should be able to count on our enforcement agencies to protect us."

Minnesota approves controversial Enbridge pipeline rebuild

Tribal groups say Enbridge's plan is the worst possible route.

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“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

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Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

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For $750 a day a child could stay in a suite at Trump's Washington hotel.

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...