pipelines

Massachusetts Legislature Sends Bipartisan Climate Bill to the Governor

Massachusetts Legislature Sends Bipartisan Climate Bill to the Governor

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is reviewing sweeping legislation to reduce the commonwealth’s greenhouse gas pollution, spur clean energy jobs, electrify buildings, and protect communities disproportionately harmed by pollution. The bill passed by 38-2 vote in the State Senate and in the House 145-9, but Baker has not committed to signing the bill and could use […]

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    Michigan Governor Moves to Prevent Great Lakes Oil Spill by Shutting Down Aging Pipeline

    Michigan Governor Moves to Prevent Great Lakes Oil Spill by Shutting Down Aging Pipeline

    Enbridge’s aging Line 5 pipeline may finally be forced into retirement. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger informed Enbridge Friday that they were revoking the Canadian company’s easement to run twin pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac, which divide Lakes Michigan and Huron, the Detroit Free Press reported. […]

    Indigenous and Climate Leaders Outraged Over Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline

    Indigenous and Climate Leaders Outraged Over Minnesota Permits for Line 3 Pipeline

    By Jessica Corbett Environmental and Indigenous leaders on Thursday responded with alarm after Minnesota regulators approved key permits for Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 Pipeline replacement, and called on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz to block any construction for the Canadian company’s long-delayed multibillion-dollar project. “Gov. Walz has apparently decided that if Washington won’t lead on […]

    Court Halts Key Permits for Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Court Halts Key Permits for Mountain Valley Pipeline

    Opponents of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline won a reprieve Monday when a federal court issued a stay on key permits that the pipeline needs to cross streams and rivers. The project, which would carry fracked natural gas through around 300 miles of Virginia and West Virginia, was given a go-ahead in October by the […]

    Facebook Suspends More Than 200 Environmental and Indigenous Groups

    Facebook Suspends More Than 200 Environmental and Indigenous Groups

    Facebook suspended more than 200 accounts belonging to environmental and Indigenous groups Saturday, casting doubt on the company’s stated commitments to addressing the climate crisis. The suspensions came days after Facebook launched a Climate Science Information Center to correct widely-shared posts that spread disinformation about climate change, The Guardian pointed out. The same week, Facebook […]

    Decolonizing Environmentalism

    Decolonizing Environmentalism

    By Jazmin Murphy Whenever you talk about race relations here in so-called “America,” Indigenous communities [are] always the last ones on the rung,” says Wanbli Wiyan Ka’win (Eagle Feather Woman), also known as Joye Braun, a front-line community organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network who fought against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. In […]