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...

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.

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:

South Dakotans to fight TransCanada on their own turf

 Press conference: Capitol Building sidewalk, 15 minutes after PUC hearing ends Press call: Wednesday, October 29, 11:30am CT: 866-952-7528, Passcode KXL Dakota Rural Action will be live-tweeting the PUC hearing; follow @DakotaRural Pierre, SD – The fight to stop...

During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection

 MEDIA ADVISORY June 13, 2014 Contact: Aldo Seoane, aldoseoane@gmail.com, 605-319-8151   During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection North Dakota — When President Obama and the First Lady visits the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in...

Lakota Allies Gather to Stand Their Sacred Ground

 by Natalie Hand and Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project (www.oweakuinternational.org) “We sought spiritual guidance and were told that the spirit of Unci Maka will awaken people to protect her. For us it has always been about protecting sacred...

Old Horse with a New Name, Lead by the Same Jack Asses!!!

 (Legislative Hearing on New Proposed Bill) Rep. Upton (MI) and Rep. Green (TX) introduced a new bill called ‘‘North American Energy Infrastructure Act,’’ to the Energy and Power Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee. The committee will be holding a...

Minnesota PUC to review Enbridge oil pipeline expansion

  Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune ~ Updated: September 5, 2013 – 7:53 AM Enbridge Energy’s plan to boost the carrying capacity of a crude oil pipeline through Minnesota will go to a contested-case review, a hearing similar to a trial. A major...

Under Siege by Tar Sands, Gulf Coast “Draws The Line”

 The first time I saw a picture pertaining to tar sands extraction, was on Marty Cobenais’ computer. We were both attending an event in Houston, Texas, and found some time to talk shop. By this time I knew well of the struggle to stop the Keystone XL – the...

Native Americans Take Lead in Tar Sands Resistance

  SPOKANE, Washington, Sep 01 (IPS) – Native American tribes in the United States have taken the lead in opposing the expansion of the Athabasca Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada, engaging in civil disobedience to the point of arrest and attempting to physically...

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...

Red Lake Direct Action to Stop Illegal Enbridge Pipeline

 The audio on the video below was a conversation with Becky Haase, an Enbridge Stakeholders Specialist, answering questions in a phone interview regarding easements and standard requirements for pipeline construction. The video is a compilation of images and...

An Enbridge Fairytale

 Once upon a time there was an old evil corporation named Enbridge that wanted to transport different types of oils:  sweet, medium, sour, and dil-bit, all across the US to export ports.  However, they proclaimed it was for the local people to use and enjoy. ...