Tribal Rights Overlooked in South Dakota KXL Permit Certification

Tribes and grassroots leaders are upset over the decision to exclude aboriginal rights and off-reservation rights from the discussion on the whether the Keystone XL pipeline permit should be granted recertification. The nine tribal nations of South Dakota all stand in resistance to the proposed tar sands pipeline. Four tribes and a number of organizations and individuals are intervenors the certification case. Many of the concerns these intervenors have against KXL are based upon legitimate treaty and aboriginal rights, rights acknowledged by international law, federal and state policy, and rights now excluded from the being heard.

Corporate Greenwash in Tuscany

 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference Denounced for Promoting GMO Trees Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York (8 June 2015, 0:00 GMT) – From 8 to 12 June, Florence, Italy will be the host city for the International Union of...

NRC RULING GIVES VICTORY TO MINE OPPONENTS

 JOINT PRESS RELEASE FROM CLEAN WATER ALLIANCE, OWE AKU/BRING BACK THE WAY, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER, AND DAKOTA RURAL ACTION April 30, 2015 Contact: Jeffrey Parsons, Attorney 303-823-5738 Lilias Jarding, Ph.D., 605-787-2872 (Clean Water Alliance) Debra White...

14th Session of The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

 Indigenous Environmental Network, MADRE, CICA (Consejo Indígena de Central America), CAOI, ECUANARI, Chief Oren Lyons-Haudenosaunee, Indigenous Information Network, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, Consejo Indio Exterior, Comisión Júridica de los...

Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise

  What If the Water Can’t be Stopped? Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 – 4:30 PM 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building Please RSVP to expedite check-in: www.eesi.org/042015tribal#rsvp Live webcast (connection...

ICYMI: Facing Opposition, TransCanada Delays Major Pipeline Project

 As yet another tar sands project fizzles, it’s clear the industry has no viable alternative to Keystone XL This morning, TransCanada confirmed that it will not build a terminal for its proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline in Cacouna, Quebec, and that it has...

Global Week of Actions Against GMO Trees in Brazil Ends in Success

 Occupations in Brazil Today Follow Emergency Global Day of Action on 3 March New York (5 March 2015)–This morning 300 peasants organized by La Via Campesina occupied the meeting of the Brazil National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) in Brasilia, which...

Lakota Youth Send Video Message To President Obama

This morning youth of the Oceti Sakowin released and delivered a video to President Obama asking him to uphold his commitment to Indigenous youth and to reject Keystone XL. The video, supported by Indigenous Environmental Network, Energy Action Coalition and NO KXL Dakota will be delivered to top tribal representatives in the White House administration.

Indigenous Environmental Network Response to Presidential Veto of Keystone XL Bill

“Vetoing KXL, Obama is showing that he’s listened to the Oceti Sakowin – Seven Council Fires of the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Nations and all people resisting the pipeline. But the fight is not over. We need an outright REJECTION of the KXL permit. That would be the final nail in the coffin for Keystone XL. We stand united with Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island who are fighting against tar sands development and infrastructure, from northern Alberta to the Great Plains to the Gulf. We will see this fight through to the end”

IEN Response to EPA comments on KXL

In response to comments released today by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the State Department’s Final Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, released the following statement:

Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

Groups from around the world [1] today joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to the public or the environment, and without regard to overwhelming public opposition to GE trees.