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He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure -- the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone pipeline, which carries crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the Texas coast. He would cut the chain ...
Most party politicians, from the prime minister to premiers to energy and environment ministers, have become puppets of green activists. Driven by their ... Her latest effort, "The Tar Sands Campaign Against the Overseas Export of Canadian Oil: Activism or Economic Sabotage?", was posted last month.
The move is an attempt to address the concerns of aboriginal and environmental activists, who have opposed a series of oil pipeline projects in recent ... protesters unhappy about Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd's plan to more than double the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to ...
And yet, activist Michael Foster has been sentenced to three years in prison for shutting off the Keystone tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. I guess it's understandable since Foster can't write those big bribe (oh, I mean campaign) checks for the folks in power like BP can…. elections have consequences…

EDINBURGH University's ruling body has announced the establishment is to complete its transition out of fossil fuel investments within three years - a move that has been welcomed by environmentalists, although they said it had been a long time coming. The decision by the University Court follows its ...
They decided to take direct action and coordinated a protest by shutting off oil pipelines carrying tar sands oil into the U.S.. The "valve turners" coordinated efforts to shut off pipelines in Washington, Montana, Minnesota and North Dakota. Now, one of those activists is going to prison for the protest. Seattle ...
Michael Foster, the valve turner who temporarily halted the flow of tar sands oil in TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in October 2016, called for future actions to ... "TransCanada and the State of North Dakota had both pushed for a harsh sentence to deter other climate activists (the prosecution recommended five years)," ...
The pancakes represented a peaceful tactic against heightened police presence at anti-Kinder Morgan protests, and some nourishment for activists--and Kinder Morgan workers--as well. Kinder Morgan's project would see about 900,000 barrels of tar sands oil extracted per day from the Alberta tar sands.
The pancakes represented a peaceful tactic against heightened police presence at anti-Kinder Morgan protests, and some nourishment for activists--and Kinder Morgan workers--as well. Kinder Morgan's project would see about 900,000 barrels of tar sands oil extracted per day from the Alberta tar sands.
indigenous activists fought to prevent the expansion of the Alberta Tar Sands. Decolonization is crucial to reconciliation for Lavoie. Lavoie said that to this day, the sovereignty of indigenous peoples is continuously undermined, and mentioned they were once arrested while protesting the Kinder Morgan ...
... the actions of so-called valve turners to disrupt the flow of tar sands oil. "While peaceful protests are an important part of Americans' right to free speech, causing damage and putting others at risk of harm is not," the post says. The valve turners -- climate activists who attempted to turn off pipeline valves in ...
Along with other local activists Karen Kimbrough, Donna Gaston and recent BSU graduate Jordan Morgan, Beaulieu has long participated in ... After Beaulieu and the others expressed their interest to MN350, Andy Pearson, the group's Midwest tar sands coordinator, traveled to Bemidji to interview them.
Now the B.C. government has made its position clear as well by blocking new tar sands shipments. Will you support the actions of First ... our environment at the same time." The website reverential ecology refers to Thomas-Muller as an activist for Indigenous self-determination and environmental justice.
environmental activist Cameron Fenton, a Canadian campaigner with the group 350.org, welcomed BC's decision on Tuesday. "When it comes to ... said in a statement. "As of today, there's a moratorium on new tar sands shipments to the West Coast, and that's good news for the climate and communities.".
If not, you can host or join a house party to tune into the broadcast with fellow activists in your community. ... TransCanada, the company building the project, may have a permit, but they're still struggling to line up enough buyers for the tar sands oil they want to ship down to Texas (the company announced last week it had ...

Many activists and media outlets across the U.S. remain focused on the controversial revived Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which in late November received final approval for construction from Nebraska state regulators, albeit with a very different route than the one the company wanted, so it's unclear if it ...
A series of early-morning protests by a different group of activists have attempted for several weeks to block construction workers from entering Kinder ... The 1,150-kilometer route would cross B.C. from Alberta's oil sands, nearly tripling oil flow along much of its existing pipeline route and increasing tanker ...
A judge in Minnesota last year allowed defendants in the so-called "Valve Turners" case to claim necessity when they used bolt cutters to break into pipeline facilities and turn valves to prevent the flow of Canadian tar sands crude across five states. Two of the protesters were convicted of felonies, but Judge ...
21, 2017 file photo, petroleum coke, the grainy black byproduct of refining Canadian tar sands oil, is visible at the BP Whiting refinery in East Chicago, Ind. New .... Kyle Isakower, vice president of the American Petroleum Institute, has previously said that divestment is a "tactic of misinformed activists" that is ...
There is no doubt self-righteousness is a problem among many activists and defenders of the status quo. So I'll let him ... David spoke about the CEO of a consortium of companies who wanted to discuss international criticism of the Alberta oil sands regarding its environmental performance. David said he ...
But Winona LaDuke, an Ojibwe environmental activist who was involved in the anti-DAPL protests, noted that "accumulation of the little things is pretty significant." LaDuke is now pushing to stop construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil sands pipeline in Minnesota. The Line 3 project's environmental impact ...
Sitting in a tarpee erected outside the Capitol Building in the US state of Washington, seven Indigenous women and their supporters have vowed to stay put. They will stay until they are either arrested or politicians take action on climate change and native treaty rights. "We will be here as long as they let us ...
In Canada, the resistance to construction of new fossil fuel pipelines to facilitate further expansion of the Alberta tar sands was given renewed ... Manuel is the daughter of the late BC aboriginal leader Arthur Manuel, a highly regarded politician, activist and organizer who, amongst many other things, ...
Just as Mr. Girling slapped the Obama White House with a $15 billion lawsuit and threatened to invoke NAFTA to force the next Oval Office tenant to allow Canada's crude to flow across the United States, so too have opponents of the 'tar sands' clogged the regulatory process with lawsuits and made ...
That did not satisfy members of newly formed activist group Protect South Portland, however, and its members soon petitioned the council to call a vote on a draft ordinance it submitted to keep tar sands from flowing through the city. In the run-up to that vote, Protect South Portland activists discovered that ...
This was a significant win for activists like the UK Tar Sands Network and the Indigenous Environmental Network, who have been calling on financial institutions to end investments in the tar sands projects and pipelines since 2009, and who have most recently taken their campaigning efforts to the ...
We don't need any more dirty tar sands oil being transported across Indigenous territory, through cities like Burnaby and destroying our coasts here." Karl Perrin was one of those at the rally and says TD Bank has a social responsibility not to back Kinder Morgan. "We're targeting them as a bank that has ...
As oil prices crashed in 2015 and jobs began to disappear in Canada's tar sands, a group of local workers started thinking about a new opportunity: ... a lot of them were passionate about renewable energy as well," says Lliam Hildebrand, who began working in the oil sands about seven years ago and is ...
Last October, Higgins was one of five climate activists who coordinated efforts to stop tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, from flowing over the Canadian-U.S. border. He cut two chains to enter a fenced enclosure in Coal Banks Landing in Montana to turn off the emergency shutoff valve on a Spectra Energy ...
The U.S. East Coast is seen as one of the best remaining options to export Alberta's oil sands via pipeline, along with piecemeal projects through the ... by activists to tar sands and smokestacks "are designed to scare you into thinking that our company has an imminent project to bring tar sands to South ...
The letter, signed by a long list of Indigenous and environmental leaders, promises that all of the undersigned will boycott those banks, as well as encourage all of their supporters to boycott those banks, until they withdraw funding from the tar sands. Along with the 19 teams of letter-deliverers, another, ...
This is exactly why anti pipeline activists are cautioning against complacence. "It will be a hollow victory if either Kinder Morgan, Line 3 or Keystone XL are allowed to steamroll over Indigenous opposition and serve as an outlet for even more climate-killing tar sands production," Chief Simon said.
JPMorgan Chase is the target of a new environmental push demanding the bank end funding for tar sands drilling, HuffPost has learned. ... and climate activists disrupt business on May 8 at a Chase Bank branch in Seattle to protest funding tar sands development and projects like the Keystone XL pipeline.
The demonstrators demanded that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau withdraw support for the Canadian Tar Sands projects. ... landed and died in a settling pond for Syncrude's oil sands waste product--setting in motion, though it was hard to predict at the time, industry-activist tensions that would put ...
Along with other local activists Karen Kimbrough, Donna Gaston and recent BSU graduate Jordan Morgan, Beaulieu has long participated in ... After Beaulieu and the others expressed their interest to MN350, Andy Pearson, the group's Midwest tar sands coordinator, traveled to Bemidji to interview them.
Stewart Muir, executive director of British Columbia-based Resource Works, said the term cleantech has been twisted by anti-fossil fuel activists. ... As an example, she pointed to CNQ's efforts to capture carbon from production at an oil-sands mine, and then pump it into tailings ponds where it bonds with ...
Over one thousand miles from the Bakken oil sands in North Dakota, protestors in Olympia, Washington took a stand to protect the region from ... Kyle Taylor Lucas, an Indigenous rights activist, told the Post, "What we are trying to do is resist the forced complicity in this brutal practice to devastate the earth.
... of fossil fuel mining, 65-year-old climate activist Leonard Higgins was found ... activists, shut off an emergency valve of the Enbridge tar sands ...
Last October, Higgins was one of five climate activists who coordinated efforts to stop tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, from flowing over the ...
Why Pipeline activists On Trial Say, 'We Had To Do It' ... simultaneously shut off all five pipelines leading into the US from Alberta's Tar Sands.
... Obama was still in office, five climate change activists, including me, cut chains and closed emergency shutoff valves on five tar sands oil ...
Activist Who Shut Down Pipeline on Trial: "Act of Desperation" to Save ... Higgins shut off Spectra Energy Express' pipeline importing tar sands, which he ... The other activists shut down tar sand pipelines in Minnesota, North ...
Last year, five activists from the Pacific Northwest shut off pipelines bringing ... off all five pipelines leading into the US from Alberta's Tar Sands.
The pipeline carries oil from Canada's tar sands region. activists simultaneously targeted other pipelines in Washington state, North Dakota ...
activists point out that the selection of the alternate route means that TransCanada must go back to the drawing board, spending more money on years of planning, negotiating with landowners, and bucking new legal opposition in a political climate where public opposition to tar sands pipelines by activist ...
The Trudeau government continues to support the Alberta tar sands, ... and he never promised to curtail oil sands and tar sands production; ...
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