tar sands

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 […]

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    Indigenous-Led Water Protectors Take Direct Action Against Minnesota Tar Sands Pipeline

    Indigenous-Led Water Protectors Take Direct Action Against Minnesota Tar Sands Pipeline

    By Brett Wilkins Indigenous-led water protectors on Friday engaged in multiple direct actions against Enbridge’s highly controversial Line 3 tar sands pipeline in Minnesota, on the same day that state regulators denied a request from two tribes to stop the Canadian company from proceeding with the project. Water protectors blocked pipeline traffic and climbed and […]

    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 […]

    Deutsche Bank Ditches Arctic Drilling After Pressure From Activists

    Deutsche Bank Ditches Arctic Drilling After Pressure From Activists

    By Krissy Waite Climate activists are celebrating Deutsche Bank’s new energy policy banning financial support of drilling in the Arctic, a move which comes after years of pressure from advocacy groups. The bank, a multinational investment company headquartered in Germany, announced Monday that it will no longer offer financial services to new projects that involve […]

    Keystone XL Pipeline Construction to Forge Ahead During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Keystone XL Pipeline Construction to Forge Ahead During Coronavirus Pandemic

    The company behind the controversial and long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline announced it would proceed with the project Tuesday, despite concerns about the climate impacts of the pipeline and the dangers of transporting construction crews during a pandemic. Pipeline owner TC Energy Corp. also announced that Alberta’s government had invested around .1 billion to cover most […]

    42 Nobel Laureates Urge Trudeau to Act With ‘Moral Clarity’ and Stop Climate-Wrecking Teck Frontier Mine

    42 Nobel Laureates Urge Trudeau to Act With ‘Moral Clarity’ and Stop Climate-Wrecking Teck Frontier Mine

    By Jessica Corbett In an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, 42 Nobel laureates implored the federal government to “act with the moral clarity required” to tackle the global climate crisis and stop Teck Resources’ proposed Frontier tar sands mine. “The importance of leadership in the coming […]