Environmental Justice

Trump’s Move to Approve Oil Pipelines Rekindles Battle in North Dakota

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By Emma Niles – While President Donald J. Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment this week as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked by the Obama administration by signing presidential memorandums calling for the continued construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and the Keystone…

President Donald Trump Issues Media Blackout at Federal Agencies

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Full Scale War on Science Begins – By Lauren McCauley – Though the majority of President Donald Trump’s controversial cabinet nominations have not yet been confirmed, his so-called “beachhead” teams have arrived at their respective agencies, carrying out orders that make clear that the “War on Science” has begun. On Tuesday, the news broke that…

Veterans Group Plans ‘Deployment’ to Join Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

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“Let’s stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when?” By Nika Knight – Staff Writer – More than 1,000 U.S. military veterans are planning to “deploy” to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and peacefully support the water protectors’ fight against the controversial Dakota Access…

People Across the Globe Rally to Protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — People around the country and across the globe held demonstrations, rallies and marches protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Tuesday as the Standing Rock Sioux continued their vigil in the Sacred Stone camp at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers.…

Standing Rock Sioux Pipeline Protest Wins Another Construction Delay

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VIDEO: A day in the life of the Standing Rock Sioux Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. By Glynn Wilson – CANNON BALL, N.D. – The protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline won another construction delay this week when the Obama administration announced Monday it would put off granting an easement for the pipeline to traverse…

Dakota Access Pipeline Could Be Placed on Hold for 30 Days

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By Wes Enzinnanov – CANNON BALL, N.D. — Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II and other tribal authorities met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Building in Fort Yates, North Dakota this week. And according to activists and others in attendance, Colonel John W. Henderson, the…

Chief Arvol Looking Horse to President Obama: Keep Your Word

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By Glynn Wilson – CANNON BALL, N.D. — Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse and the Traditional Elders Council have issued statements urging U.S. President Barack Obama to keep his word to Native Americans and stop the Dakota Access pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. “I greet you with our traditional greeting, Mitakuye Oyasin…

Demonstrations Planned Against Offshore Oil Leases in New Orleans

EDITOR’S NOTE – For info about a free roundtrip bus on Saturday from Mobile to this demonstration go to the Facebook event page for Gulf Coast Interdependence Day. You can sign up as a volunteer and RSVP to attend and find out details about the bus and other matters. The free bus will leave from…

Setbacks a Setback – But Not Defeat – For Mobile Tank Foes

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By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – After a couple years trudging through the weeds and thickets of laws, regulations, technical standards, hazard assessments, health effects, economic impacts and other consequences of petroleum storage tanks, Mobile has arrived at nearly the same place it began this trek. On June 11 a three-member subcommittee presented its…