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‘Fierce Resistance’ Promised after Dakota Access Approved

Without court injunction, construction that would tunnel beneath Standing Rock Sioux’s primary source of drinking water could begin within 24 hours The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday said it has notified Congress that it plans to grant Energy Transfer Partners the final easement to build the Dakota Access […]

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Protectors: We Want Parks, Not Pipelines (VIDEO)

Calls for ETP CEO Kelcy Warren to resign Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission seat fill chamber. The “pipeline cowboy,” as Bloomberg News describes Energy Transfer Partners’ CEO Kelcy Warren, should be looking for other work, said more than 50 Texas residents who descended upon a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission […]

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Contested Texas Pipeline Linked to Mexico’s Climate Pledge

But That’s No Reason Not to Fight Oil & Gas Development on Both Sides of the Rio Grande. Trampling of landowner rights. Failure to consult native tribes. Soiling a cherished Big Bend with oil and gas development. Risk of explosion and fire. All are convincing, and oft-repeated, reasons for opposing […]

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Standing Rock Vets Finding Way to West Texas Pipeline Fight (VIDEO)

Veterans of Standing Rock have begun to travel to Far West Texas to join ongoing efforts there to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Intended as landing spot for pipeline resisters, Camp Deer Trail in Alpine, Texas, has been hosting several of the self-described water protectors. “I went to Standing […]

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How Standing Rock Stole My Despair

And what the indigenous resistance in North Dakota means for Texas and a world wrapped in pipelines. At the Oceti Sakowin Camp, just outside the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in North Dakota, the sun seems to rise in the west. Thanks to the north’s low-slung winter sun, there’s never […]

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Pipeline Wars: Voices of Texas Water Protectors

Voices Raised at Texas Park and Wildlife’s Meeting Against Kelcy Warren, Against Dakota Access, Against Trans-Pecos, Against Comanche Trail… More than 100 self-described “water protectors” sung, chanted, and prayed for more than an hour and a half on Friday morning before a few dozen entered the Texas Parks and Wildlife […]

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Austin Rally Thursday to Decry ETP CEO Kelcy Warren’s Texas Parks Post

Days after the police assault and mass arrest of about 120 pipeline resisters at Standing Rock, North Dakota (see below), the majority owner of the contested Dakota Access Pipeline there—pipeline “cowboy” Kelsy Warren—will take his seat with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission in Austin to deliberate on the fate […]

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Standoff at the Lajitas Resort

Anti-pipeline action targets Kelcy Warren’s borderland hideout LAJITAS, Texas—There may have been a snarling dog in the patrol truck in the play-Western “town” of the Lajitas Golf Resort, but it was an Indian dog, the deputy said. As for the man waving an American Indian Movement flag near the main […]

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How to Stand with Standing Rock (Armchair Edition)

I’m just back from Big Bend where about 200 marched on the Trans-Pecos Pipeline outside Alpine, Texas, on Friday. Two days after that, a smaller group of us showed up at Kelcy Warren’s multi-million-dollar Lajitas Resort on the Rio Grande to carry that message a little further. But by Monday, […]