Criminalizing pipeline resistance in Illinois

“Dangerous anti-protest legislation is working its way through state assemblies all across the U.S., chipping away at the right to protest and undermining social justice movements. State legislators have introduced nearly 100 bills curbing your right to protest since the resistance at Standing Rock began. And if oil and gas companies get their way, Illinois… More Criminalizing pipeline resistance in Illinois

Activists Call to Divest

On May 21, JPMorgan Chase Bank held its annual shareholder meeting in downtown Chicago. Activists disrupted the meeting and rallied outside the offices. Thank you to everyone who was there for the protest. (https://news.wttw.com/2019/05/21/protesters-disrupt-chase-shareholder-meeting-over-financing-controversial-pipeline) Take action to amplify the divestment movement: If you have control over your retirement funds, divest from fossil fuel companies. If… More Activists Call to Divest

Pipeline Resistance

MN Line 3 updates The Minnesota Court of Appeals has thrown out the state Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project. It determined that the EIS didn’t adequately address the potential impact of a spill in the Lake Superior watershed. Redoing the EIS is a… More Pipeline Resistance

Great Lakes Governors Letter supporting strong 401 Clean Water Act permit

Five Great Lakes governors wrote a letter this week to President Donald Trump’s administration opposing an executive order that eases energy regulations that also alters the Clean Water Act, making it easier to approve pipeline projects. The governors wrote that it is their “duty to safeguard the Great Lakes and other waters within their boundaries.… More Great Lakes Governors Letter supporting strong 401 Clean Water Act permit

Fracking Endgame

Food & Water Watch’s “Fracking Endgame” report provides a detailed analysis of the fracked natural gas infrastructure buildout by surveying the power, petrochemical and gas export industries collectively. “What we see in this report is the industry blueprint for ensuring decades more of fossil fuel dominance over our society. If it becomes realized, the endgame… More Fracking Endgame

Indigenous prayer camp aims to stop Enbridge pipeline at Canada-U.S. border

Indigenous people in Canada have established a prayer camp where Enbridge’s Line 3 crosses into the U.S. This is another effort by indigenous peoples to demand treaties be respected and by landowners to resist the use of eminent domain to take their property for private gain. The Spirit of the Buffalo camp was established  early… More Indigenous prayer camp aims to stop Enbridge pipeline at Canada-U.S. border