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Watch Keystone XL Victory Chat with our Most Visionary and Determined Leaders…

rejectandprotectvictoryOn Watch the webcast!!! We’ve saved it just for you… Thursday, Nov. 12, IEN is co-sponsored a live video webinar with the Keystone XL fight’s most visionary and determined leaders — from the front lines in Nebraska and South Dakota, to the halls of Washington, to student leaders — to say thank you and take stock of what this victory means while it’s fresh in our minds.

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Tribal, Grassroots, & Treaty Leaders Respond to President Obama Rejecting Keystone XL Pipeline

rejectandprotectvictoryWashington D.C. – President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL cross-border application filed by TransCanada to the U.S. State Department. This is a huge victory for the Tribal Nations and communities along its proposed route that have been fighting this dirty tar sands project for the past seven years. This rejection is a sincere affirmation of the struggle to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth and her life blood, the water.

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President Obama Rejects Keystone XL – Indigenous Environmental Network Responds

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“In the fight against Keystone XL our efforts as Indigenous peoples, whether Lakota, Dakota, Assiniboine, Ponca, Cree, Dene or other has always been in the defense of Mother Earth and the sacredness of the water. Today, with this decision we feel those efforts have been validated. With the rejection of Keystone XL we have not only protected the sacredness of the land and water we have also helped our Cree & Dene relatives at the source take one step closer to shutting down the tar sands. The black snake, Keystone XL, has been defeated and best believe we will dance to our victory!”

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IEN’s Executive Director Tom B.K. Goldtooth Awarded Gandhi Peace Award

tom_goldtooth_recieving_gandhi_peace_awardNative activist Tom Goldtooth and peace advocate Kathy Kelly received the Gandhi Peace Award before a rapt audience at the United Church on the Green in New Haven last Friday (October 30). The prestigious award has been bestowed annually on select recipients for their outstanding contributions to world peace since 1960 by the national organization Promoting Enduring Peace. Past recipients include such luminaries as Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy Day, Caesar Chavez and most recently to Bill McKibben and Medea Benjamin.

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IEN Responds to TransCanada Request for State Dept to “Suspend” KXL Application

rejectandprotect4-2014a“We see this as a last ditch effort for the corporation to avoid a rejection of its presidential permit application and is a clear stall strategy that hopes for a supportive president from the 2016 elections. This dirty tar sands pipeline has met immense organized resistance from the Dene, Cree and Metis first nations at its source, thru the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin, also known as the Great Sioux Nation, and from the Ponca people of the southern great plains. This grassroots effort,coupled with alliances with non-native landowners helped the fight against Keystone XL become the marquee fight for the US Climate Movement.

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Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to KXL Victory in Nebraska

Jim Tarnick, a farmer near Fullerton, NE and one of the landowner-plaintiffs suing TransCanada over eminent domain threats (Photo by Mary Ann Andrei) September 30, 2015 – Yesterday, TransCanada announced that it was “revamping” its Nebraska strategy in the effort to build the Keystone XL pipeline by withdrawing an eminent-domain lawsuit against over 100 Nebraska landowners along the project’s proposed route. Public opposition, increased legal expenses and the likely loss of a its lawsuit against the Nebraska landowners have forced the company to take drastic measures to keep its dirty tar sands pipeline project afloat. The corporation stated that it will instead file an application for a state permit with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC), a process that can take at least a year.

President Obama has yet to make a decision on the presidential permit for Keystone XL. A permit rejection by Obama will automatically kill the pipeline project, nationally and on a state-level.

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Native Leaders Remark on Shell & Arctic Drilling Announcement

Shell Abandons Arctic DrillingSeptember 29, 2015 – Royal Dutch Shell has announced its plans to abandon its attempts to drill for oil off Alaska’s northwest coast, citing disappointing results from exploratory wells. Native American leaders who have been campaigning against the Shell project and other extreme energy developments share their thoughts on the announcement made yesterday:

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EPA Accidentally Spills Millions of Gallons of Waste Water

EPA-mine-spill2“DENVER (AP) — A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was caused by a federal mine cleanup crew.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that a cleanup team was working with heavy equipment Wednesday to secure an entrance to the Gold King Mine. Workers instead released an estimated 1 million gallons of mine waste into Cement Creek.

“The project was intended to pump and treat the water and reduce metals pollution flowing out of the mine,” agency spokesman Rich Mylott said in a statement.

The creek runs into the Animas River, which then flows into the San Juan River in New Mexico and joins the Colorado River in Utah.”

On August 8, 2015 Ft. Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights along with Indigenous Environmental Network hosted our first annual 2015 Water Blessing and Healing Walk. We prayed for all the sacred waters of the Earth.

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Grassroots leaders from social movements across Asia tie their scarves together at the declaration of the SMAA hemispheric alliance.

Grassroots leaders from social movements across Asia tie their scarves together at the declaration of the SMAA hemispheric alliance.

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Stop California REDD Now!

Citizens of the World,   Please sign this petition to Stop California REDD, which is the model for doing REDD throughout the world. Make history by rejecting this market-based, land grabbing false solution to climate change which is bad for the planet, bad for... read more

Africans Unite Against New Form of Colonialism

No REDD Network Born FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2013 Outraged by the rampant land grabs and neocolonialism of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation), Africans at the World Social Forum in Tunisia took the historic decision to launch... read more

Exposing REDD :: The False Climate Solution

Watch and Share this informative video! During the week of October 22, 2012, The Mending News released a 7:25 minute video on the basics of an international carbon offset mechanism called REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and its link... read more

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  • Cap and Clear-Cut – California’s cap-and-trade system as investigated by East Bay Express
    Just earlier this week, the East Bay Express, known for it’s investigative and longform news and feature stories, just released an in depth article covering California’s involvement in REDD.  The Oakland-based weekly newspaper serving the Berkeley, Oakland, and East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, is the first to break a full in-depth story […]
  • A Snapshot of No REDD! at COP21 Paris
    While REDD is edging its way into the Paris Outcome, a series of protests and statements against REDD have taken place at the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. Here’s a round-up, with photographs, of some of the No REDD! activities in Paris over the past two weeks. A crime against humanity On 30 November 2015, […]
  • “This COP will determine how Africa will be colonized again, through climate change”
    “This COP will determine how Africa will be In this interview by WST TV  Boaventura Monjane, a journalist and activist from Mozambique speaks about the outcomes of the Paris Climate Talks, COP21 and argues that most of the solutions proposed by Conference Of the Parties and Corporations are marketed oriented and that mechanisms like REDD (Reducing […]
  • The Jari Amapá REDD project, Brazil: Greenwashing illegal logging, a pulp mill, and a 48-year-old land grab
    By Chris Lang. The Jari Amapá REDD+ project covers an area of 65,980 hectares in the Jari Valley in the state of Amapá, Brazil. The project is run by three companies, one of which, Jari Florestal, has just had its Forest Stewardship Council certificate suspended after being caught in an illegal timber scheme. The three […]

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Nationwide study casts a wide net over seafood fraud

Mislabeled fish is flooding the marketplace and Americans may be swallowing it hook, line and sinker, according to a new study by an environmental activist group. A look at seafood sales across the country by ocean conservation group Oceana found that roughly one... read more

Winnemem Wintu Chief says Frankenfish must be stopped

Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, said the Tribe strongly opposes the tentative approval of genetically engineered salmon by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Salmon is in our traditional stories, songs and... read more

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