Tar Sands- The Undercover Reports from Rolling Stone

A first-hand report from an anonymous worker on Canada’s controversial oil pipelines There’s something in the air in Fort McMurray, Alberta – and it’s not just fumes from the massive oil sands processing plants north of town. Spend enough time here,...

Fracking is Draining Local Communities (Op-Ed)

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 valley’s sloping hillsides...

PA Public Health Assessment Finds Fracking Makes People Sick

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 by these preliminary...
Eight Hottest Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country

Eight Hottest Environmental Battlegrounds in Indian Country

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 the Grand Canyon, to the...

Enbridge Spill in Viking, MN

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 initial report that 600 gallons...

Red Lake Members take on Enbridge Energy, one arrested

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 Red Lake, members of other...

Top 5 Reasons Transporting Tar Sands Crude is Reckless

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 crude. According to reports,...

Fracking Industry Greases Gears of Government in Tennessee

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 feels like there’s a big...

First Nations responds to Suncor Tar Sands Tailings Breach:

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 Nation opposition to...

Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water

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, and stole the fat that many...

IEN Responds to Draft Keystone XL Supplemental EIS

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. Department of State released its...

Grassroots Natives Meet EPA, Highlight Keystone XL Concerns

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 portions of Indian country....

Red Lake Pipeline Blockade initiated in northern Minnesota

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 #RLblockade). Already a helicopter...

Navajo tribe considers extending Navajo Generating Station lease

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 more according to the...

Fracking our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families

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 of their farm animals, have...

Supporters Of Keystone XL Outspend Opponents 35 To 1

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 XL tar sands pipeline in...