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The Fight From Below Seen From Above: New Map Details Local Fossil Fuel Resistance
In an attempt to highlight and bolster the "groundswell of resistance" against fracking wells, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects throughout the United States, a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday launched the Fossil Fuel Resistance Mapping Project , which details precisely where...
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Inspired by Standing Rock, First Nations 'Tiny House Warriors' Protest Pipeline Project
First Nations and allies in British Columbia, Canada, are protesting an expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline by building 10 tiny houses in its proposed path, which runs through more than 300 miles of Secwepemcul'ecw, unceded tribal territory. "We, the Secwepemc, have never ceded,...
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'Corporate Mercenaries': Trump-Allied Firm Slammed for $1 Billion Suit Against Water Protectors
In what environmental justice groups are characterizing as legal harassment by "corporate mercenaries," the company that owns the contested Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace, Earth First!, BankTrack, and individuals who oppposed and protested the pipeline,...
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In 'Significant' Win for Water Protectors, Judge Orders Review of DAPL Permits
Water protectors celebrated a " very significant victory " on Wednesday as a federal judge deemed safety evaluations of the Dakota Access Pipeline insufficient and ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to "reconsider" its analysis of the risks the crude oil pipeline poses to the environment and the...
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DAPL Company Hired War on Terror Contractors to Suppress Native Uprising
The years-long, Indigenous-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) briefly captured the nation's attention last fall as images of peaceful resisters being sprayed with water canons and surrounded by police in tanks and other military-grade equipment were spread widely, fueling global...
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DAPL Photographer Cleared of Charges After Drone Footage Proves His Case
A Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protester and photographer was cleared of all charges Thursday after he was accused of endangering a police plane with his drone. Aaron Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper, faced seven years in prison after he was arrested in October and charged with reckless...
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The 'Told You So' Everyone Was Dreading—First DAPL Spill Reported
Throughout the battle over the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) , Indigenous campaigners and their allies repeatedly warned it was not a question of if , but when a breach would occur. Now, before the pipeline is even fully operational, those warnings have come to fruition. The Associated Press...
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When Protests Are Powerful, The Powerful Punish Protest
When people feel powerless – locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance – they turn to protest. Especially for the disenfranchised and oppressed, protest is often the only way to exert power and affect policies and practices that impact their lives and communities. With Donald Trump...
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Trump's "Buy American" Order Looks Weak as DAPL Company Pushes Back
Loopholes and weaknesses in President Donald Trump's much-touted "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed Tuesday abound, critics note , and the order is only looking more flimsy at it meets push-back not just from progressives but also from the companies the order is purportedly...
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DAPL Developer Spills Drilling Fluids Into Wetlands While Constructing Another Pipeline
The company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is under fire in Ohio, where construction of a separate pipeline resulted in spills of millions of gallons of drilling fluids into nearby wetlands. "These disasters prove that the fossil fuel industry is unable to even put a...
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