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    Activists Protest Against Line 3 as Enbridge Accelerates Pipeline Construction

    Activists Protest Against Line 3 as Enbridge Accelerates Pipeline Construction

    By Jake Johnson Thousands of people from across the nation traveled to northern Minnesota this past weekend to join Indigenous leaders in what organizers described as the “largest resistance yet” to Line 3, an Enbridge-owned tar sands pipeline whose construction has accelerated in recent days as opponents warn the project poses a threat to waterways […]

    Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

    Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

    By Jake Johnson The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that’s expected to produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil a day over a 30-year period — a plan that runs directly counter to the White […]

    Judge Allows DAPL to Keep Pumping Oil Despite Lack of Permit

    Judge Allows DAPL to Keep Pumping Oil Despite Lack of Permit

    A federal judge ruled Friday the Dakota Access Pipeline may continue pumping oil despite lacking a key federal permit while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes challenging the pipeline, which they say is operating illegally beneath a reservoir near their reservation, failed to “demonstrate […]

    IEA’s First 1.5°C Climate Model Rejects New Fossil Fuel Extraction

    IEA’s First 1.5°C Climate Model Rejects New Fossil Fuel Extraction

    By Kelly Trout For years, we’ve seen fossil fuel companies and governments justify their fossil fuel expansion plans – from the TransMountain tar sands pipeline expansion to Arctic oil drilling to the Adani coal mine – on the backs of scenarios from the International Energy Agency (IEA). This was possible because, until today, the world’s […]

    Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Violates Michigan Order, Continues Operating

    Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Violates Michigan Order, Continues Operating

    Enbridge continued operating its Line 5 oil pipeline through the environmentally ultra-sensitive Straits of Mackinac, defying an order by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down the pipeline. The Canadian pipeline company’s defiance of the order is a dramatic development in a long-running showdown between it and Michigan. Enbridge, which is also seeking to build […]

    Enbridge Pipeline Day of Reckoning? Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown

    Enbridge Pipeline Day of Reckoning? Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown

    By Julia Conley Indigenous rights and climate action groups are set to hold an “Evict Enbridge” celebration on Wednesday and Thursday to mark Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s deadline for Canadian oil and gas company Enbridge to shut down its Line 5 pipeline. Ahead of Wednesday’s deadline, which Whitmer set last November, the Democratic governor called […]

    Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Drives Panic at the Pumps in South

    Colonial Pipeline Shutdown Drives Panic at the Pumps in South

    Long lines of drivers waited at gas stations across the South yesterday — except for the stations that had already run out of gas — as the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline caused panic buying and chaos. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the “crunch” in the Southeast will take several days to alleviate and that […]