Ecology and Environment

18.02.2017

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds of Scientists Take a Stand Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

In late September nearly a hundred scientists had signed onto a letter claiming there were “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline and since then the number of scientists involved has grown to over 200. They are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to put a stop… »

17.02.2017

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of protest camps at Standing Rock

North Dakota Governor orders evacuation of protest camps at Standing Rock

On February 16th Veterans and water protectors met with government, ARMY Corp and DAPL officials to discuss the North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum’s executive orders to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin Camp and other camps at Standing Rock “to avoid an ecological disaster to the Missouri River caused by months… »

13.02.2017

Swedish Bank Nordea Against Companies Behind DAPL

Swedish Bank Nordea Against Companies Behind DAPL

After a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea has announced that it will not back the Dakota Access Pipeline if it violates the demands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Nordea met with tribal representatives on the ground, including Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David… »

12.02.2017

Why won’t march to unite all movements include peace?

Why won’t march to unite all movements include peace?

By David Swanson Will you stand for peace? Your website at PeoplesClimate.org proposes a march on Washington on April 29, 2017, to “unite all our movements” for “communities,” “climate,” “safety,” “health,” “the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more,” “jobs and… »

11.02.2017

Construction Begins on Final Section of Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction Begins on Final Section of Dakota Access Pipeline

In North Dakota, construction crews have resumed work on the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline, after the Trump administration granted an easement to allow Energy Transfer Partners to drill beneath the Missouri River. The construction resumed as opponents of the pipeline filed a last-ditch legal challenge in a… »

10.02.2017

Fukushima Update – What you need to know

People all around the world know when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster began, but no one knows when it will end. As you all know, Fairewinds has been sharing the facts of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns since they began six years ago March 11, 2011. Last week TEPCO came… »

09.02.2017

#NODAPL Last Stand

#NODAPL Last Stand

The final DAPL permit has been granted by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Indigenous Coalition at Standing Rock called for a global resistance to fossil fuels and fascism. Protests have already started in the US and all over the world. Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House… »

08.02.2017

Army Corps to Greenlight Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

Army Corps to Greenlight Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will greenlight the final phase of construction for the Dakota Access pipeline, prompting indigenous water protectors and their allies to call for a “last stand” against the $3.8 billion project. In a letter to Congress, acting Army Secretary Robert Speer said… »

02.02.2017

Dakota Access pipeline, the Water Protectors Call for Support

Dakota Access pipeline, the Water Protectors Call for Support

The Army Corps of Engineers appears poised to approve the final permit required to build the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. On Tuesday, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven said he had spoken with acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer and that Speer has directed the Army Corps to issue… »

30.01.2017

Army Corps Opens Public Comment on Dakota Access Pipeline

Army Corps Opens Public Comment on Dakota Access Pipeline

The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun accepting public comments on an environmental impact statement for the Dakota Access pipeline. Members of the public have until February 20 to weigh in on the proposed $3.8 billion project, which has faced months of resistance from members of hundreds of indigenous… »

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