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Pipeline Protestors Are Still Blocking Railways in Canada, Paralyzing the Nation’s Rail System

Pipeline Protestors Are Still Blocking Railways in Canada, Paralyzing the Nation’s Rail System

Tensions are continuing to rise in Canada over a controversial pipeline project as protesters enter their 12th day blockading railways, demonstrating on streets and highways, and paralyzing the nation’s rail system The arrest of dozens of people, including some Wet’suwet’en Nation leaders, earlier this month for blockading railways in protest of the $4.6 billion TransCanada […]

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    14 Indigenous Activists Arrested in Canadian Pipeline Standoff

    14 Indigenous Activists Arrested in Canadian Pipeline Standoff

    A standoff between indigenous activists and TransCanada over a proposed natural gas pipeline in British Columbia (BC) came to a head Monday as Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stormed a checkpoint set up by protesters to block construction, arresting 14, The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) National News reported Tuesday. The RCMP were enforcing a […]

    South Dakota County Secures More Jail Cells to Prepare for KXL Pipeline Protests

    South Dakota County Secures More Jail Cells to Prepare for KXL Pipeline Protests

    Officials from a South Dakota county secured more jail cells to prepare for potential protests of the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, the Black Hills Pioneer reported. Last month, the Butte County Commission in South Dakota approved an agreement to use Faulk County jails for $85 per day per detainee, should the demonstrations go ahead […]

    Report: 90% of Pipeline Blasts Draw No Financial Penalties

    Report: 90% of Pipeline Blasts Draw No Financial Penalties

    A striking report has revealed that 90 percent of the 137 interstate pipeline fires or explosions since 2010 have drawn no financial penalties for the companies responsible. The article from E&E News reporter Mike Soraghan underscores the federal Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) weak authority over the fossil fuel industry for these disasters. […]

    KXL Pipeline Developer Plans to Start Construction in 2019

    KXL Pipeline Developer Plans to Start Construction in 2019

    Construction on the long-delayed Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline is planned for 2019, developer TransCanada said Monday. “Keystone XL has undergone years of extensive environmental review by federal and state regulators,” TransCanada spokesman Matthew John told Omaha World-Herald. “All of these evaluations show that Keystone XL can be built safely and with minimal impact to the […]

    Native Groups Sue to Stop Keystone XL

    Native Groups Sue to Stop Keystone XL

    Two indigenous groups are suing the Trump administration in an attempt to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, NPR reported Monday. The Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are asking a Montana judge to rescind the permit granted by the administration in 2017, saying it did not assess […]

    Judge Orders Full Environmental Review of Keystone XL in Nebraska

    Judge Orders Full Environmental Review of Keystone XL in Nebraska

    TransCanada‘s long-gestating Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline was dealt another setback after a federal judge in Montana ruled Wednesday that the Trump State Department must conduct a robust environmental review of the alternative pipeline route through Nebraska. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris sided with environmentalists, landowners and tribal plaintiffs in their challenge to […]

    Trump State Dept. Attempts ‘Shortcut’ to Build KXL Pipeline, Groups Say

    Trump State Dept. Attempts ‘Shortcut’ to Build KXL Pipeline, Groups Say

    Environmentalists spoke out against President Donald Trump‘s State Department after it found “no significant environmental impacts” in its review of TransCanada’s long-gestating Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The alternative route approved by Nebraska regulators in November would have “minor to moderate” impacts from its construction and operation, according to the 300-page draft report released Monday. It […]

    TransCanada, Whose Pipeline Just Exploded, Wants Feds’ Help to Beat Green Groups

    TransCanada, Whose Pipeline Just Exploded, Wants Feds’ Help to Beat Green Groups

    Facing mounting protests and lawsuits from environmental groups and property owners, backers of the natural gas pipeline industry are seeking help from the U.S. government to help push their projects through, Reuters reported. “It’s definitely not getting easier to build a new pipeline,” Stanley Chapman, executive vice president and president of U.S. natural gas pipelines […]