Fracking is Draining Local Communities (Op-Ed)

 Share on Tumblr  Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)   |   August 24, 2013 01:48pm ET Brenda and Richard Jorgenson have farmed in the White Earth Valley of North Dakota for more than 30 years. They built a home in the...

PA Public Health Assessment Finds Fracking Makes People Sick

 Share on Tumblr  Early results from an on-the-ground, public health assessment in Washington County, PA, indicate that environmental contamination is occurring near natural gas drilling sites and is the likely cause of associated illnesses. We are alarmed...
Eight Hottest Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country

Eight Hottest Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country

 Share on Tumblr  Corporate interests have been gobbling up indigenous land and rights since contact more than 500 years ago. Today, American Indians are still fighting to maintain their stewardship and the integrity of the land. From the uranium invasion of...

Enbridge Spill in Viking, MN

 Share on Tumblr  IEN REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES by Marty Cobenais Viking, MN – The small northern western Minnesota town of approximately100 people was the site of the latest Alberta Canada tar sands pipeline oil spill.  Enbridge Energy made the...

Red Lake Members take on Enbridge Energy, one arrested

 Share on Tumblr  Bemidji, MN— In a David vs. Goliath fight, David took the fight to Goliath.  At 1:05 pm, Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  Thirty people including; members of the group Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan (We Love Our Land), tribal members from...

Top 5 Reasons Transporting Tar Sands Crude is Reckless

 Share on Tumblr  Natural Resources Defense Council By Anthony Swift On March 29, Exxon’s Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured, flooding a suburban community in Mayflower, Ark. with between 150,000 and 210,000 gallons (3,500 to 5,000 barrels) of tar sands...

Fracking Industry Greases Gears of Government in Tennessee

 Share on Tumblr  Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club By Scott Banbury States to the North and West of Tennessee―Illinois, Ohio and Arkansas―are already fracked. Other surrounding states―Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky―are in the industry’s sights, and it...

First Nations responds to Suncor Tar Sands Tailings Breach:

 Share on Tumblr  Another Industry Failure to protect environment and First Nation rights March 26, 2013 Fort McMurray, AB– Last week Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) was in Ottawa with the Yinka Dene Alliance to support First...

Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water

 Share on Tumblr  by Debra White Plume Lakota know we love Unci Maka.  All of Unci Maka. Our ancestors were free, to follow the Star Nation Path (the Good Red Road), to roam, to hunt, to be happy, to have sacred water. Then one day, FAT TAKER came thru camp,...

IEN Responds to Draft Keystone XL Supplemental EIS

 Share on Tumblr  Statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network Initial Response to the U.S. Department of State Keystone XL Pipeline Draft Supplemental EIS 2013 March 6, 2013 Last Friday, March 1st, in an unexpected move, President Obama’s U.S....

Grassroots Natives Meet EPA, Highlight Keystone XL Concerns

 Share on Tumblr  by Rob Capriccioso American Indian citizens are ramping up efforts to inform various federal agencies about the potential harmful effects on tribal communities if the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is granted permission to run through large...

Red Lake Pipeline Blockade initiated in northern Minnesota

 Share on Tumblr  On the Red Lake sovereign nation land located in what is today known as northern Minnesota, an occupation has started at a location above the Enbridge-owned pipeline built without permission of the Red Lake Nation in 1949 (hashtag...

Navajo tribe considers extending Navajo Generating Station lease

 Share on Tumblr  By Jenny Kane jkane@daily-times.com FARMINGTON — Companies leasing the Navajo Generating Station are volunteering to pay an increase of more than $40 million dollars annually to the Navajo Nation.Even though the companies do not have to pay...

Fracking our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families

 Share on Tumblr  By Alexis Baden-Mayer Their names are Carol, Steve & Jackie, Susan, Marilyn & Robert, and Christine. They share a bond. Two bonds, actually: They all own, or owned, farms. And those farms, along with their own health and the health...

Supporters Of Keystone XL Outspend Opponents 35 To 1

 Share on Tumblr  By Josh Israel on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm At least fifty oil companies, business trade associations, labor unions, and political groups with combined lobbying budgets of more than $178 million lobbied Washington in support of the Keystone...