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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) There was a standoff between landowners and the people who want to build the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Bent Mountain. A woman who lives there says pipeline surveyors called the police to her property after she climbed in a tree and refused to come down.
However, a spokeswoman for Mountain Valley said the protests have so far failed to delay the company's plan to have the 303-mile pipeline transporting natural gas through West Virginia and Southwest Virginia by the end of the year. "With the vast majority of the MVP project ready for the next phase ...

Pipeline protests frustrate some Burnaby neighbours ... Elizabeth May, MP arrested during Trans Mountain protest ... When 5,000 protesters took to Burnaby's streets to rally against the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in March, dozens of residents including Buchko were stopped at police barricades ...
Indeed, in the wake of the massive protest movement at Standing Rock, which attempted to prevent completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, at least seven states have introduced or passed "critical infrastructure" legislation. Louisiana's version comes as opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline ... Minnesota
The woman perched atop the pole passed on this message, through the Facebook group Appalachians Against Pipelines, "The struggle against this pipeline arises from a history of resistance to extraction in Appalachia, and the movements flaring up everywhere against pipelines and other forms ...
The Burnaby RCMP said they're an “impartial party” and that they're “there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.” “Demonstrators have a right to lawful, peaceful and safe protest and companies have a right to complete their work,” said a news release. “Burnaby RCMP is working hard to ensure that ...

The Canadian town of Burnaby will be the site of the latest round of protests against an upgrade of the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to a new report by Al Jazeera. The demonstration aims to be a showing of “clear opposition” against the project by environmentalists and indigenous groups.
Protesters built a Kewkewncewtxw (pronounced Kwu-kwe-ow-tukh), or a watch-house, by the initiative of independent members of the Tsleil-Waututh nation and Coast Salish spiritual leaders. The watch-house will serve as a beacon for ceremonies and future protests against the pipeline expansion.
Indigenous leaders speak at a news conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday, March 9, 2018, prior to a planned protest over a pipeline expansion project that would pump oil from Canada's tar sands to the Pacific Coast. Thousands are expected to march Saturday in the Metro ...
photo - Scott McBride holds a caricature of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a protest against Scott McBride holds a caricature of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, on Saturday March 10, ...
According to state police, the group went into a piece of drilling equipment along Witmer Road in Manor Township. The group eventually did leave the equipment without causing any damage and were released after their arrests. Five people arrested during pipeline protest. Loading more articles... Advertisement ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Dozens of concerned citizens gathered in Exton Saturday afternoon to protest further use and development of the Mariner East pipelines. They met near Lisa Drive where construction crews are doing inspections after a series of sink holes recently formed along the pipelines.
Thousands of demonstrators marched Saturday to speak out against a pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada's tar ... who was arrested during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, said Kinder Morgan does not have consent to run the pipeline ...
Stand campaign director Karen Mahon explained, "Kinder Morgan's action is an obvious SLAPP lawsuit designed to intimidate everyday citizens and stop people from speaking out against its dirty pipeline expansion," referring to "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation" suits that are often filed by ...
The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says thousands of protesters are expected to continue speaking against the pipeline on Burnaby Mountain on Saturday, despite an interim injunction being granted on Friday. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip called the latest injunction another day at the office, saying he's sure ...
Indigenous people and environmental activists are converging in Vancouver Saturday to protest a $5.7 billion pipeline expansion project that would ... Kanahus Manuel, a Canadian activist who was arrested during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, said Kinder Morgan does not ...
The report, released last week, quoted troll messages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram about the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline and a ... Noel said she and her husband went to pipeline protests in Lake City and Gainesville before a member of the activist group EarthFirst asked them to be ...

Washington has a new layer of protection for the Salish Sea, with the Legislature on Wednesday completing passage of the Oil Spill Prevention Act and sending it to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature. The legislation comes on the eve of a mass protest, scheduled Saturday in Burnaby and Vancouver, B.C., ...
The protest is also called 'Protect the Inlet', which organizers say refers to “ongoing mobilizations” that start on March 10. Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared that the government will ensure that the Kinder Morgan pipeline project will be done. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, which has formally ...
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 ...
Russian operatives used inflammatory social media posts to disrupt U.S. energy policy, including inciting environmentalists to protest against pipeline projects, House Republicans ... “Russian agents attempted to manipulate Americans' opinions about pipelines, fossil fuels, fracking and climate change.”.
Authorities on Wednesday broke up a protest against the Mountain Valley Pipeline on the Virginia-West Virginia border and made at least one arrest, ... Authorities arrived late in the day and ordered the protestors to disperse, according to Facebook posts from the group Appalachians Against Pipelines.
Later in the day, law enforcement officers arrived at the scene and ordered the crowd to disperse, according to a post to the Facebook page of Appalachians Against Pipelines, which has been chronicling the tree-sit protest over the past month. Most of the protesters left. According to the post, one ...
A Boston judge has cleared a group of climate protesters who were facing criminal charges stemming from a 2016 protest over a pipeline in West Roxbury, citing the necessity of their actions in a potentially landmark ruling. "It may well be the first of its kind in a case involving climate change, in that it's ...
More than a dozen protesters who clambered into holes dug for a high pressure gas pipeline said they had been found not responsible by a judge after hearing them argue their actions to try and stop climate change were a legal "necessity". Karenna Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, ... pipeline
Authorities broke up a group of protesters who were blocking an access road that was being used for the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A protest ... About 4:30 p.m., the group Appalachians Against Pipelines wrote on social media that authorities had broken up the protest and arrested some of the organizers.
Russian agents exploited social media to attempt to disrupt U.S. domestic energy markets and stir up protests against the Sabal Trail pipeline and other pipelines, fossil fuels, climate change and other divisive issues, a Congressional report released this month found. Juno Beach-based FPL, which uses ...
Critical infrastructure is broadly defined to cover not just petroleum pipelines, but water pipes, sewer lines, electrical grids, roads, bridges, airports and trains. ... “This bill is about helping the big pipeline protests slap back against the protests against their flagrant abuse of eminent domain,” said Sen. Herman ...
At the beginning of 2017, Koppelman co-sponsored three pieces of North Dakota legislation, which crack down on pipeline protests. Two of them passed and are now state law. The bills “struck a good balance to ensure everyone's constitutional right to peacefully protest, which we cherish, but to provide for ...
According to Hodapp, the possibility of protests taking place in the near future are "very likely," especially with a decision coming soon at the state level on Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. No anti-pipeline groups have announced that they plan to protest in or around Bemidji.
"The NRA is powerful and rich, but there is nothing a strong heart can't change," says Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg, a 21-year-old activist who helped launch the One Mind Youth Movement, which took part in the Standing Rock pipeline protests and worked to reduce youth suicides among Native Americans.
At the beginning of 2017, Koppelman co-sponsored three pieces of North Dakota legislation, which crack down on pipeline protests. ... The bills “struck a good balance to ensure everyone's constitutional right to peacefully protest, which we cherish, but to provide for appropriate consequences when anyone ...
“That pipeline produces so many dangers and hazards that we can't allow it to come to our water.” George said the protest has been in the works for the last two years and he anticipates upward of 500 attendees. Members of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation launched a nationwide call-out on Feb. 6 to “rise up ...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Scores of environmentalists gathered Thursday night in Annapolis to protest a “Potomac Pipeline,” citing inaction on the part of the state in properly vetting the ... There are already 23 pipelines that cross the Potomac, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment.
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 ...
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 ...
11, 2017 about 100 demonstrators, calling themselves water protectors, blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 just south of the Lakeway Drive exit for about an hour that afternoon to protest the federal government's handling of the Dakota Access pipeline. The charges indicated that Baxter, Semanko, ...
Protesters who oppose Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion moved operations to Port Moody early Thursday morning in a bid to stop ... Mivasair says they believe the protest at Reed Point will be a more effective way to intervene and they will continue to engage in non-violent protest.
BATON ROUGE- A group of environmentalists gathered at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District this morning in an effort to stop progress on the Bayou Bridge pipeline. The groups held a press conference prior to a hearing in Louisiana federal court to consider an injunction that aims to halt ...
The county sheriff who led the law enforcement response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest in North Dakota says he'll seek a second term in office. Feb. ... In 2016 and 2017 he led the response to the pipeline protests that drew thousands of people and resulted in 761 arrests over a six-month span.
Two people have been arrested following a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline in Coquitlam, B.C.. RCMP say nine people were peacefully protesting Thursday but police were called in when the protesters began blocking equipment and highway traffic. Protesters said in an email that they ...
Two people have been arrested after an anti-pipeline protest in Coquitlam blocked equipment and highway traffic at Highway 1 near Brunette Avenue. ... The RCMP said it is a neutral party in the protests — and that it will work to ensure demonstrators can exercise their rights to peaceful protest and that ...
BISMARCK, N.D. - An environmental activist from Seattle was sentenced Tuesday to serve one year in prison for targeting an oil pipeline. Michael Foster, 53, cut through a chain link fence and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone pipeline in northeastern North Dakota on Oct. 11, 2016. A jury last October ...
Seeding Sovereignty, one of the groups participating in the protest, wrote in part: “We are here … to ask US Bank to keep their promise and divest from pipelines. We want them to divest from Energy Transfer Partners who owns the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Rover Pipeline, the Mariner East Pipeline and ...
Fifteen people were arrested Friday night outside Gov. Roy Cooper's office after an all-day sit-in to protest the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The group had started with about 30 people Friday morning in what organizers called the next stage of their opposition to the planned natural gas pipeline ...
Demonstrators hold up signs to passing motorists as the group Communities Against Pipelines protests in Vancouver, B.C., in 2012. "This week, the B.C. government announced a proposed regulation that would prevent more bitumen entering the province until an assessment on the danger of spillage can ...
Iowa is one of four states through which the Dakota Access pipeline passes, and it was a center of anti-pipeline protests in 2016 and 2017. ... introduced by Trump's former deputy campaign manager in the state, who said it was drafted in response to activist obstruction of pipelines and oil and coal trains.
Beyond temporary construction jobs, Gifford Briggs, vice president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, said new pipelines like the Bayou Bridge are upgrades as necessary to move around oil to the state's refineries and other industries as road and highway expansions are for moving around people.
STOCKTON — Citizens, elected officials and homeowners along the route of the proposed PennEast pipeline are to gather on Monday, Jan. 22, in protest of the conditional approval of the pipeline issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday evening. According to a news release, the ...


 

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