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Awesome News: Judge Rules TransCanada Can’t Conduct Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Written by on December 9, 2018 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Awesome News: Judge Rules TransCanada Can’t Conduct Pre-Construction Work on Keystone XL Pipeline

Opponents of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline—from indigenous and environmental groups to local farmers and ranchers—celebrated a win in court after a federal judge ruled on Friday that the fossil fuel giant cannot conduct pre-construction work on the pipeline until the full environmental review ordered last month is complete. #nokxl

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Keystone Pipeline Leaks Again : 200,000 + gallons in South Dakota

Written by on November 19, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Keystone Pipeline Leaks Again : 200,000 + gallons in South Dakota

Approximately 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Nov. 16 from an in-ground part of the Keystone Pipeline owned by TransCanada near Amherst, South Dakota. The largest oil spill to date in South Dakota, and another spill from the Keystone pipeline, the spill may give pause to the Nebraska regulators who decide on the Keystone XL in a few days. The spill site is near the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. who are hoping it will not contaminate ground water.

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‘World Is Watching’ as DAPL Construction Resumes Amid Protests and Lawsuits

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
‘World Is Watching’ as DAPL Construction Resumes Amid Protests and Lawsuits

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) spokesperson Vicki Granado on Thursday confirmed that the company began working on the much-disputed 1.5-mile Lake Oahe section immediately after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final easement late Wednesday. Water protectors in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, who have resisted the pipeline’s construction for months, vowed to keep fighting.

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Following Trump’s “Utterly Alarming” DAPL Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns

Written by on January 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Following Trump’s “Utterly Alarming” DAPL Order Would Violate Law, Tribe Warns

Trump’s memorandum calls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider conducting a full environmental assessment of the pipeline. The assessment is already underway after being ordered by President Barack Obama. Withdrawing from the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is “arbitrary and without justification,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault III wrote. “[T]he law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply by the president’s whim.”

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Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

Written by on January 25, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Tsunami of Outrage, Vows of Resistance Follow Trump’s Pipeline Order

“Trump clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing,” said 350.org executive director May Boeve. “Indigenous peoples, landowners, and climate activists did everything in our power to stop Keystone XL and Dakota Access, and we’ll do it again. These orders will only reignite the widespread grassroots opposition to these pipelines and other dirty energy projects. Trump is about to meet the fossil fuel resistance head on.”

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10 Reasons to Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline

Written by on February 16, 2014 in Environment with 0 Comments
10 Reasons to Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline

With the clock ticking down on a final decision by the Obama administration on Keystone XL, it’s time to update why National Nurses United (NNU) is opposed to a project that looks more like a pathway to pollution than a gateway to our gas pumps.Citing the threat to public health and how the project would hasten the climate crisis, nurses have been on the front line of protests against Keystone, a 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil every day from Alberta, Canada to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, largely for export. Here’s 10 reasons why…

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