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document Groups Call on EPA to Correct Unsupported Claims in Major Fracking Study september_27_group_letter_to_epa.pdf_140_.jpg by via Food & Water Watch
Letter Comes on Heels of Report Showing White House Influence on “Messaging” in the June 2015 Study...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:17PM
text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
image Water Protectors Across Midwest Continue to Stop Active Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline 480_no_dapl_action_dakota_access_pipeline_9-25-16_1_1.jpg by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Water Protectors Across Midwest Continue to Stop Active Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline & Dispel Accusations of Violence...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:11PM
text Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 26, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service finalized new rules today that restrict the ability of ordinary citizens, scientists and public-interest organizations to obtain Endangered Species Act protections for species on the brink of extinction. The new rules eliminate the ability of the public to submit multispecies petitions and require that 30 days prior to submitting a petition, the petitioner must notify every state where an...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:19PM
text Welcome, Fracking! by JohnMonet
For Okies a beautiful September morning became much less beautiful after the state of emergency declaration caused by rather sensible earth shocks. However such phenomena have become a practice for them. They experienced 226 more than 3.0 magnitude earthquakes in just the first two and a half months of 2016. So it is no surprise that the straw broke the camel's back, and State Governor Mary Fallin ordered 37 disposal wells used for fracking in the Arbuckle shale formation to shut down over th...
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:11AM
image Dutch parliament increases climate targets: 25 percent by 2020, 55 percent by 2030 480_20160925-netherlands-55pc-by-2030-target_1.jpg by john Englart (Takver)
The Netherlands parliament, in a non-binding vote, decided to increase their countries emission reduction targets to 25 percent by 2020 and 55 percent by 2030. This will almost certainly require the shut down of the 5 remaining coal fired power stations to achieve these targets....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:38PM
text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
image Archaeologists & Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds 480_nhm_feather-01-830x467_1.jpg by via The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum initiated this sign-on letter concerning the destruction of Native American burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company. If you are an archaeologists, anthropologist, historian or museum worker you are invited to add your name by emailing info@thenaturalhistorymuseum.org....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:08PM
image Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock 480_free_leonard_peltier.jpg by Leonard Peltier
Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59PM
image Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers 480_seeds_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Washington, D.C., September 20th, 2016 — As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers that would further consolidate the market for seeds and agricultural chemicals. The pending mergers between Dow-DuPont, Syngenta-ChemChina and Bayer-Monsanto would further increase th...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:54PM
text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
text Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 — Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is responsible for 29 pipeline safety incidents since 2006, in which 9,555 barrels of hazardous liquids were leaked, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Center for Biological Diversity. Those spills resulted in $9.5 million in property damage, according to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18PM
image Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL's Injunction Against Water Protectors nodapl_water_protectors_standing_rock_r_lederman_nlg.jpg by via National Lawyers Guild
BISMARCK, ND, September 16, 2016 — North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland today dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and a number of named and unnamed participants in protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Dakota Access LLP, the consortium building the DAPL, applied for the restraining order on an ex parte basis on August 15, citing demonstrations earlier in August that effect...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:53PM
audio Solidarity with Standing Rock from New Orleans (audio/mpeg 9.1mb) by Sarah Holtz for WTUL News
"We are linked and one breath affects another breath, one drink affects another’s drink" - Dr. Denise Graves Tuesday the 13th, a crowd, carrying signs, gathered to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Sarah Holtz was on the scene to gather testimonials from native people from New Orleans or passing through, as well as Mardi Gras indians in attendance. [9:55]...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:28AM
image Pennsylvanians: No Tax Dollars for Dakota Access Pipeline 480_public_comment_1.jpg by Food & Water Watch
Hundreds of activists are calling on state leaders to send a message by dropping their investments in one of the companies behind the controversial Bakken pipeline....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:13PM
image North Dakota’s Governor Declared a State of Emergency to Deal With Peaceful Oil Pipeline Protesters 480_dakota_access_pipeline_protest_police_1.jpg by ACLU of North Dakota
We Call It a State of Emergency for Civil Rights....
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:15PM
image Riot Police Begin Mass-Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline, FB Censors Video 480_facebook-blocked-dakota-access-pipeline-protest-riot-police-livestream_1.jpg by Nick Bernabe, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) North Dakota, September 13, 2016 — It didn’t take long after the National Guard was activated in North Dakota for militarized law enforcement to descend upon the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today, mass arrests began as riot gear-clad police attempted to break up Native American opposition to the construction of the pipeline, which has been halted at one location but continues elsewhere....
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:54PM
image Nurses Applaud Federal Move to Halt Dakota Pipeline, Call for Permanent End to Project 480_we_are_water_dakota_access_pipeline_protest.jpg by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United Friday welcomed the move by the federal government to stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline project that has been the center of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and supporters. Nurses urged the government to permanently block the disputed project that nurses say is a threat to public health, as well as to the tribe’s sacred sites....
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:44PM
image Call in the National Guard to Protect Against Native American People in North Dakota? 480_dog-protesters_1.jpg by Steve Zeltzer
Building trade unions in North Dakota and nationally are supporting calling in the National Guard in North Dakota to "protect" workers building an oil pipeline that threatens the land and environment of Standing Rock Sioux tribe lands...
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:11AM
text Pacific Island nations lead in ratification of Paris Agreement on climate change by john Englart (Takver)
The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting has concluded in Pohnpei in the Marshall Islands. A major focus of this meeting was action on climate change following Paris and COP21 demonstrating further leadership by small island nations on this issue which affects us all....
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:17PM