Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: oil pipelines

Pipeline permit scandal highlights confusion amid push to build plastics plants

“I hope Gov. Wolf will shut down all pipeline construction projects and have a major investigation, not only in this county but in other places where conservation districts are issuing permits.”

1 dead, 5 injured in second Enbridge pipeline explosion this year

"These incidents are just the latest in a growing list of injurious and deadly fossil fuel impacts across the United States."

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.

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Environmentalists demand explanations for “secret” fracking chemicals in Ohio

“People need to know. People have a right to know, and first responders have a right to know if they might be exposed to those types of chemicals.”

Did Barack Obama bring us Donald Trump?

I read an analysis by Bert Wolfe about Barack Obama.  It made me sad to read it, even though it was perfectly...
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The secret GOP plan to keep power

In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections could decide...

NY judge resigns after posting noose image on Facebook

After posting the image of a noose with the words “Make America Great Again” on his Facebook page, an upstate New York...

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action