Tag: standing rock

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Indigenous Peoples March was about more than MAGA Catholic school kids

The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. went viral online after a group of high school students from Kentucky mocked an indigenous Vietnam War veteran, Nathan Phillips, outside the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18.

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Another Arrest on Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Far West Texas

A Greely, Colo., resident locked herself to excavation equipment this morning on the easement of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Presidio County, Texas. According to a release from organizers at the Two Rivers Camp, Anna Kruger delayed construction operations on the natural-gas line for about three hours and […]

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How-To: Decrying Native Oppression with Oil Drums and PVC

Press Release: March 4th, 2017, Amherst, MA – This morning at 9:01am a group of local residents locked themselves to 55 gallon drums at the front entrance to the Bank of America in the center of Amherst, MA. This provocative non-violent direct action targets the funders of the Dakota Access […]

Analysis

Talking Jobs: Pipelines Don’t Just Threaten The Water

Sure, pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture? Chip Colwell, University of Colorado Denver On his fourth day as U.S. president, Donald Trump penned executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. […]

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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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Artist Call to Join Standing Rock Resistance (Feb 15 Deadline)

From EIS: The artist collective Environmental Impact Statement invites artists from all disciplines and locations to submit proposals for projects that could not be carried out if the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline proceeds. The proposals will amplify potential impacts of the pipeline through creative means, and interject in […]

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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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‘Punt the Pipelines’ Action Planned

Standing Rock coming to next month’s Super Bowl. “We’re asking everyone, every organization out there that stands for human rights, civil rights, to stand with us at the Super Bowl to let the Trump organization know that Texas stands with Standing Rock.” — Sarahi Garcia, Houston Stands with Standing Rock

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White House Pipeline Push a War on Treaty Rights, Climate

Trump claims Keystone XL represents 28,000 jobs, multiplying most likely impact by 10 times, in latest ‘alternative fact’ peddled to American people President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines, prompting cries of outrage and vows of resistance from […]

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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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Water Protectors Shut Down Trans-Pecos Pipeline (VIDEO)

Dozens of self-described water protectors flooded a construction site in Far West Texas this morning, shutting down construction on a high-pressure natural gas pipeline for more than two hours. Members of the Society of Native Nations and Big Bend Defense Coalition, two of several groups fighting the construction of the […]

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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 […]