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Huge Victory: Court Finds Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

Huge Victory: Court Finds Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration must conduct additional environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline, handing a limited victory to Native American tribes fighting the administration’s decision to move forward with the project. In an extensive opinion, Washington, DC District Court Judge James Boasberg sided with the tribes by agreeing the […]

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    After DAPL, Pipeline Fight Moves to Louisiana

    After DAPL, Pipeline Fight Moves to Louisiana

    By Matt Smith The next big pipeline battle is shaping up in the marshes of southwestern Louisiana. The standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has energized activists in Louisiana, who are trying to keep another crude conduit out of wetlands that Louisianans have fought to restore for decades. […]

    Buffalo Pipeline Leaks 19,000 Gallons of Crude Oil on Farmland in Oklahoma

    Buffalo Pipeline Leaks 19,000 Gallons of Crude Oil on Farmland in Oklahoma

    The Buffalo Pipeline, owned by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., leaked approximately 450 barrels, or roughly 18,900 gallons, of crude oil onto farmland in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma last week. Wheat farmer and cattle rancher Steve Pope told local TV station KFOR that he has lost an estimated 120 acres of pasture and wheat crop […]

    Planet Breaches 410 ppm for First Time in Human History

    Planet Breaches 410 ppm for First Time in Human History

    By Lauren McCauley The amount of carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere is now officially off the charts as the planet last week breached the 410 parts per million (ppm) milestone for the first time in human history. “It’s a new atmosphere that humanity will have to contend with, one that’s trapping more heat and causing […]

    Indigenous Women of Standing Rock Resistance Movement Speak Out on Divestment

    Indigenous Women of Standing Rock Resistance Movement Speak Out on Divestment

    By Osprey Orielle Lake Despite the termination of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) by the U.S. Trump administration and the oil now filling the pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux people’s sacred Lake Oahe—Indigenous women leaders and their global allies remain unyielding in their quest for justice and healing regarding […]

    Cuomo Denies Permit for Northern Access Pipeline

    Cuomo Denies Permit for Northern Access Pipeline

    By Kimberly Ong New York State blocked the Northern Access Project on April 7, a pipeline that would have carried fracked gas from Pennsylvania to Canada via New York. This is a huge victory not just for New Yorkers but for the entire planet. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), after a […]

    Major Fracked-Gas Pipeline Leak Shuts Down Rhode Island Interstate

    Major Fracked-Gas Pipeline Leak Shuts Down Rhode Island Interstate

    A major natural gas leak caused parts of Providence, Rhode Island to shut down Wednesday night. The leak, which shut down Interstate 195 and city streets for several hours, was caused by a ruptured high-pressure gas line near a National Grid take station plant at Franklin Square around 8:15 p.m. Local witnesses reported “a loud […]

    North Dakota Oil Spill Vastly Underestimated as Trump Approves KXL

    North Dakota Oil Spill Vastly Underestimated as Trump Approves KXL

    The amount of crude oil that spewed near Belfield, North Dakota from the ruptured Belle Fourche pipeline in December was vastly underestimated. The original estimate was around 176,000 gallons of oil. After further review, pipeline operator True Companies now reports about 12,615 barrels (529,830 gallons) of oil spilled, spokeswoman Wendy Owen told Inforum. The cause […]