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That's why compared to the other oil export projects proposed from Alberta -- TransCanada's Keystone XL and Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion ... "Even a pipeline that has all of its permits in place is still susceptible to the risk of delays that protesters can create, like we saw with Dakota Access. Enbridge
The Keystone XL pipeline is a prime example. The only thing protesters have accomplished is forcing highly volatile crude onto rail cars. Rail accidents have spilled millions of barrels of crude into waterways since 2012, and a 2013 derailment and explosion killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. pipelines

The pipelines targeted were Enbridge line 4 and 67 in Leonard, Minnesota; TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota; Spectra Energy's Express pipeline at ... In October, a district court judge ruled that he will allow the pipeline protesters to present the necessity defense for the charges.
CALGARY -- After nearly a decade since the last major oil pipeline was built, and with existing ones brimming with crude, Canada's energy industry is wondering when and if any new lifelines to ... RCMP officers take protesters into custody at a Trans Mountain demonstration in Burnaby, B.C., on Nov.
While other states have introduced and passed similar anti-protest bills, such as those aimed at protests that block highways or involve trespassing on property .... Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, penned a letter to President Obama demanding he axe the project, like he did with the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Many of its tribal members were on the ground during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. "My greatest concern is the safety of my family, my kids, and grandkids, and really all the people in this area no matter what race or color, because we all need clean water to live," Mike Peters, a Sisseton ... South Dakota
A few minutes ago a Boston judge acquitted 13 pipeline protesters on the grounds that the climate crisis made it necessary for them to commit civil ... In 2013, two other people in the state came tantalizingly close to establishing a precedent for employing the necessity defense in climate protest cases ...
Many protesters carried signs that read, “Water is life,” ”No consent, no pipeline,” and “Keep it in the ground. ... Kanahus Manuel, a Canadian activist who was arrested during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, said Kinder Morgan does not have consent to run the pipeline through ...
Pipeline opponents have also grown more sophisticated in the courts, hiring experienced counsel to deploy novel legal defenses, said Russell Girling, president and CEO of TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, which was blocked by the Obama administration over climate ...
Russian trolls trying to disrupt the U.S. energy market planted inflammatory tweets about Florida's Sabal Trail Pipeline protests, co-opting a Democratic congressional candidate and a protest organizer, a Congressional committee has reported. The 21-page majority report by the United States House of ...
The stop work order was praised by the continuing protest movement, which has focused on shutting down construction of the Bayou Bridge and sought to redirect some of the energy of the failed Dakota Access Pipeline protests towards Louisiana. “The court's ruling recognizes the serious threat this ...
Still, the protests have been effective — TransCanada's Keystone XL has been blocked for nearly a decade — Girling and other pipeline builders said. And they're frustrated. "Talk about someone who needs to be removed from the gene pool," Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners LP, said of one ...
The report says Russian-linked Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts targeted “protests against pipelines” specifically mentioning the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines. The so-called “Majority Report” accuses Russian sponsored agents of funneling money to pro-environmental groups, “In an ...
This acceleration of the crawfishers' 13-year fight owes something to the violent clashes between police and protesters over Dakota Access at Standing Rock in 2016, as well as to the preceding fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. These high-profile battles have thrust pipeline construction into the ...
Dynneson said, “The training we attended was focused on how to effectively respond to and work with citizens that may gather and protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline.” He explained that while they believe there will be protests, they can only hope that they stay civil. In the off chance they don't, they ...

Foster's action was part of a protest in solidarity with the indigenous activists fighting to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which runs through ... In all, 31 states have considered 58 bills to crack down on protesters since November 2016, according to a database maintained by the International ...
The protests came closer to Trump, too, with hundreds of students from suburban Maryland attending a rally at the Capitol and then marching to the White House. Daniel Gelillo, a senior at Richard Montgomery High who helped organize the protest, said students were hoping to pressure lawmakers to act.
The protest also comes amid continued activism by indigenous groups across the U.S., who have rallied over issues ranging from sports mascots to environmental causes such as the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach the two men in the Coco Palms ...
Critics contend the bill really aims to block free speech and civil protest such as the anti-pipeline protest that captured the country's attention near the .... The bill is “explicitly designed to crush public opposition to projects like the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines, by preventing the kind of protests that ...
From Dakota Access to Keystone to Atlantic Coast, there has been no shortage of controversies over major proposed oil and gas pipelines in recent years. We can add the Bayou Bridge Pipeline to this list. Energy Transfer Partners and Phillips 66's Bayou Bridge Pipeline is a proposed connection to ETP's ...
A new Insights West poll commissioned by Burnaby South NDP MP Kennedy Stewart suggests 23 per cent of those who are opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are willing to risk arrest in acts of protest and civil disobedience to halt the project. The poll also finds that support for the pipeline ...
PHOTOS: Since Standing Rock, 56 Bills Have Been Introduced in 30 States to Restrict Protests ... The water protectors, as protesters called themselves, had been fighting the pipeline since the spring of 2016, concerned that the proposed route cut through ancestral land of spiritual significance, and that a ...
This 2012 file photo shows miles of pipe ready to become part of the Keystone Pipeline near Ripley, Okla. Opponents of the proposed pipeline have planned protests next week in three South Dakota cities. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says cleanup of ...
So far, the government methods have been downright chilling: from shooting down media drones in the airspace above protests to introducing laws that equate common protest tactics with domestic terrorism. Here are some of the creepiest ways the government has gone after environmental protesters in ...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An environmental activist from Seattle has been sentenced to serve one year in prison for targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Michael Foster in October 2016 cut through a chain link fence and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone Pipeline as part of a four-state protest to ...
Michael Foster in October 2016 cut through a chain link fence and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone Pipeline as part of a four-state protest to draw attention to climate change and support demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline. He was convicted last October of conspiracy, criminal mischief and trespass ...
Trump signed an executive order at the beginning of his term that expedited the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite years of reported leaks in the existing line and months of protests from people across the globe. Ten months later, the existing pipeline burst, spilling 210,000 gallons of oil onto South Dakota land ...
Like the current Keystone pipeline, the proposed Keystone XL connects Hardistry, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, except by a more direct route. .... Board (NEB) eventually responded to the tar sands producers' howls of protests and forced Kinder Morgan to remove the clauses, it rarely pushes pipeline firms very far.
Trump's executive order allowed DAPL to move forward, along with the previously-stalled Keystone XL pipeline project. “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock” is a documentary in three parts about the DAPL protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Part I, directed by Josh Fox, ...
Five days into office, Trump signed an executive order to advance the progress of the controversial Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines. Demonstrators had been camped out in protest of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline for nearly a year. Most of them voluntarily left the camp before the ...
The Canadian pipeline company that set out a decade ago to build the $8-billion Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Great Plains said Thursday it had secured ... President Trump and the fossil energy industry see the Keystone XL protest as an essential political struggle they can win to secure continued ...
The money was, in part, an acknowledgement of the months of anti-pipeline protests that had taxed local agencies during construction, but it was also a .... Ultimately, it's big accidents like the November 16 spill on TransCanada's Keystone pipeline, when 210,000 gallons of crude spilled onto farmland in ...
TransCanada's (NYSE:TRP) Keystone pipeline to the U.S. shut for almost two weeks last month after a spill in South Dakota. ... Ltd.'s Trans Mountain expansion to the West Coast and TransCanada's Keystone XL are years from being built, if approved, eventually given the fierce environmental protest so far.
Meanwhile, Trump issued an executive order inviting TransCanada to resubmit Keystone XL's application and directing that the Dakota Access permit be expedited, even as protesters of the latter attempted to take higher ground and open a new camp in the area of the disputed Lake Oahe crossing.
Protesters descended on Washington to oppose his policies and campaign against what they saw as an attack on science. .... two controversial pipelines that the Obama administration had put on hold - the 1,172-mile Dakota Access and the 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would extend from the ...
“This crackdown is happening because activists have been successful, and because industry realizes that protest is a threat,” Kelsey Skaggs, ... to crack down on environmental protests; in 2012, TransCanada briefed local law enforcement along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route on prosecuting ...
New York City, NY - Water protectors and activists from environmental groups disrupted the Wells Fargo Investment Thought Leadership Forum last night, demanding that banks cut ties from the Keystone XL pipeline. “Jamie Dimon as the CEO of JPMorgan Chase needs to show leadership and move the ...
The new Keystone spill also has caused a judge to look more closely at the Dakota Access pipeline, which was at the center of mass protest last year. From The Hill: U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered Dakota Access operators to coordinate an oil spill response plan with federal and tribal ...
This month, Nebraska regulators approved the Keystone XL Pipeline after years of legal and partisan back-and-forth. And it comes at a critical juncture – not only for America's ability to transport energy resources but also for the country's opportunity to bolster international relationships around the world by ...
If you want to experience 2017 in a nutshell, check out the billion-dollar lawsuit filed by an oil and gas company against Greenpeace and other environmental groups for their roles in the Standing Rock protests. In a 231-page complaint filed by Donald Trump's old law firm, Energy Transfer Partners, the ...
The Dakota Access Pipeline drew months of protests along the construction route and in Washington, D.C. The Obama administration delayed the project, but ... Monday's ruling, issued on the heels of the Keystone oil spill that leaked an estimated 5,000 barrels or 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota last ...
Monday also marked the one-year anniversary of one of the most aggressive police actions against Dakota Access pipeline opponents, when police sprayed protesters with water cannons in freezing temperatures. Indeed, the new Keystone XL fight will take place in a climate where anti-pipeline organizing ...
South Dakota's Keystone pipeline, the controversial structure whose extension triggered the Standing Rock protests (see photos), has leaked 200,000 ... In a statement, the Canadian oil company TransCanada, which manages the pipe, said that a loss of pressure inside the structure caused the leak, which ...
Before a federal judge heard arguments over the installation of the Keystone XL pipeline's route through eastern Montana, about 50 people took to the steps of the Great Falls Civic Center on Wednesday to protest the project. Protesters heard and gave speeches, waved signs and chanted against the ...
Hundreds of demonstrators take part in a "March to Give Keystone XL the Boot" Sunday near N street and Centennial Mall in Lincoln. ... The protest comes on the eve of week-long proceedings in front of the Nebraska Public Service Commission where local landowners, TransCanada representatives, ...
It's one of several creative protests against pipeline companies trying to use eminent domain to take private land. A Nebraska hearing is ... Farm owners and ranchers have started installing solar panels along stretches of their land in an attempt to block TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. Credit: Andrew ...
(AP) - Federal officials must go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, under a Wednesday court ruling that came after ..... The protests came closer to Trump, too, with hundreds of students from suburban Maryland attending a rally at the Capitol and then marching to the White House.
Activists affiliated with the climate justice group, Red Line Salish Sea, view the investigation as retaliation for their February protest, a march against local fossil fuel projects and President Donald Trump's executive orders expediting construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. “Not only ...


 

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