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...

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...

Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing, Grand Island, NE

 On April 18, 2013 the U.S. State Department held a gathering to hear public comments regarding the pending permit submitted by TransCanada for the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the Canadian Border into the U.S. and continue on to the Gulf of Mexico. This...

You’re Invited to a Benefit Concert at the CRAWFORD FARM!

 On Saturday, April 20th, we will hold a full day music festival here on our farm to further fund our legal battle. Appropriately named “Stand Tall”, our concert will feature 7 amazing bands from across the state. The Octopus Project, our headliner...

All risk, no reward

  Guest comment  – New York Times.com Randy Thompson, landowner and Keystone XL pipeline opponent | Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am As a Nebraska landowner on the front lines of the Keystone XL battle, I have a unique perspective into the...

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...

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...

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...