pipelines

Lawsuit to Reinstate Keystone XL Permit ‘Moot’, Judge Rules

Lawsuit to Reinstate Keystone XL Permit ‘Moot’, Judge Rules

A Texas judge just drove another nail into the coffin of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Federal Judge Jeffrey Brown said Thursday that a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s cancellation of a key pipeline permit was moot because the company behind the project had already backed out. 

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    Indigenous Resistance Blocked 400 Coal Plants’ Worth of Climate Pollution

    Indigenous Resistance Blocked 400 Coal Plants’ Worth of Climate Pollution

    Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S. and Canada has prevented or delayed the equivalent of one-quarter of those countries’ climate warming pollution, a recent report says. The analysis from the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Oil Change International finds Indigenous efforts have staved off more pollution than all the cars on […]

    Enbridge Line 3 Opponents Camp at Minnesota Capitol to Protest Oil Pipeline

    Enbridge Line 3 Opponents Camp at Minnesota Capitol to Protest Oil Pipeline

    By Jake Johnson With Enbridge on the verge of completing its multibillion-dollar Line 3 pipeline, thousands of Indigenous leaders and environmentalists brought their protests against the sprawling tar sands project to the grounds of the Minnesota state capitol building on Wednesday to demand that lawmakers intervene before the dirty oil starts flowing. Roughly 2,000 demonstrators […]

    Environmental Activists Halt Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

    Environmental Activists Halt Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

    Environmental activists temporarily shut down construction of the already over-budget and behind schedule Mountain Valley Pipeline in southwestern Virginia on Monday. Organizers with the group Appalachians Against Pipelines said 10 people locked themselves to construction equipment to protect native species threatened by the controversial pipeline that would carry fracked gas — primarily methane — more […]

    Court Stops Police From Blockading Line 3 Protester Camp in ‘Huge Legal Win’ for Anti-Pipeline Activists

    Court Stops Police From Blockading Line 3 Protester Camp in ‘Huge Legal Win’ for Anti-Pipeline Activists

    By Kenny Stancil In a development progressives called a “huge legal win in the fight against Line 3,” a Minnesota court on Friday ordered police in Hubbard County to stop impeding access to the Giniw Collective’s camp, where anti-pipeline activists have been organizing opposition to Enbridge’s multibillion-dollar tar sands project. The ruling comes less than […]

    ‘Sometimes the Good Guys Win’: Byhalia Connection Pipeline Canceled

    ‘Sometimes the Good Guys Win’: Byhalia Connection Pipeline Canceled

    On the Friday before the extended July 4 weekend, the developers seeking to build the Byhalia Connection oil pipeline through predominantly Black neighborhoods called it quits. The companies blamed the coronavirus pandemic in an SEC filing, but the pipeline, described as a “reckless, racist rip-off” by former Vice President Al Gore had been fiercely opposed […]

    Rapidly Thawing Permafrost Threatens Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    Rapidly Thawing Permafrost Threatens Trans-Alaska Pipeline

    By Common Dreams Staff Alaska’s thawing permafrost is undermining the supports that hold up an elevated section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, putting in danger the structural integrity of one of the world’s largest oil pipelines. In a worst-case scenario, a rupture of the pipeline would result in an oil spill in a delicate and remote […]