pipelines

Cyberattack Shuts Down Major U.S. Pipeline

Cyberattack Shuts Down Major U.S. Pipeline

The largest U.S. fuel pipeline remains shut down following a massive ransomware cyberattack on Friday. The Colonial Pipeline, described by one analysis as “the jugular of the U.S. pipeline system,” carries gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from Texas to New Jersey and supplies fuel to much of the Southeast. The attack and shutdown underscore the […]

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    First Nations Land Defenders Take Direct Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

    First Nations Land Defenders Take Direct Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

    By Brett Wilkins A pair of Indigenous land defenders locked themselves to equipment at a fossil fuel pumping station in British Columbia on Saturday, vowing to continue resisting a government-owned oil pipeline that is harming the climate, the environment, and First Nations peoples whose unceded lands it traverses. The pipeline protesters — self-described on social […]

    Line 3: Stopping the Next Big Climate Threat Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border

    Line 3: Stopping the Next Big Climate Threat Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border

    By Tara Lohan One of President Joe Biden’s first acts in office put an end to a decade-long fight over the Keystone XL — a pipeline that would have carried climate-polluting tar sands from Alberta, Canada into the United States. Biden’s Executive Order said the Keystone XL’s approval “would undermine U.S. climate leadership” and that […]

    Philadelphia Oil Refinery’s Toxic and Racist Legacy Continues in Cleanup

    Philadelphia Oil Refinery’s Toxic and Racist Legacy Continues in Cleanup

    The sprawling Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery has poisoned the Greys Ferry neighborhood for 150 years, and continues to do so even after it closed in 2019 following numerous explosions, Reuters reports. The scale of the toxic legacy left by the East Coast’s oldest and largest refinery — including poisonous waste fuels poured onto the […]

    Appeals Court Agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline River  Crossing Is Illegal

    Appeals Court Agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline River Crossing Is Illegal

    A federal appeals court has struck another blow against the contested Dakota Access Pipeline. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court of Appeals from the D.C. Circuit agreed Tuesday with a lower court ruling that the pipeline‘s crossing at the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal and requires an in-depth […]

    Consequential Biden Actions Nobody Is Talking About

    Consequential Biden Actions Nobody Is Talking About

    By Andrew Rosenberg The first 24 hours of the administration of President Joe Biden were filled not only with ceremony, but also with real action. Executive orders and other directives were quickly signed. More actions have followed. All consequential. Many provide a basis for not just undoing actions of the previous administration, but also making […]