Vermonters Celebrate New Federal Investigation into VGS Pipeline Safety

Vermont Groups and citizens in opposition to the Vermont Gas Pipeline are celebrating the January 12th announcement from the federal Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) stating that they will be opening an investigation into whether construction of… Read More

Beyond Standing Rock: Extraction Harms Indigenous Water Sources

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service   NEW YORK, Dec 20 2016 (IPS) – Since the decision by the U.S. army to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline on 4 December, many are still unsure of the controversial pipeline’s… Read More

Father of Injured Dakota Access Protester: Explosion ‘Blew the Bone Out of Her Arm’

Via VTDigger.org:    A New York woman may lose her arm after being hurt in a showdown with police while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Sophia Wilansky, a 21-year-old from the Bronx borough of New… Read More

US Southeast: Droughts + Pipelines + GE Trees = Firestorms

Across the US Southeast, wild forests are burning.  A devastating drought across the region has left the forests in the region vulnerable to fire.  Under normal conditions, the region’s forests have been compared to rain forests because they are… Read More

WATCH: Protesters Block Sabal Trail Gas Pipeline Workers

GILCHRIST COUNTY, FLA – Protesters blocked workers en route to the Sabal Trail gas pipeline, a 3 billion dollar project that will carry gas for more than 500 miles through Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The pipeline will pass… Read More

‘They Always Break!’ Latest Pipeline Leak Underscores Dangers of DAPL

Originally Published by CommonDreams.org: A major crude oil pipeline in Oklahoma sprung a leak late Sunday night; the company has yet to provide an estimate of volume spilled   By Deirdre Fulton Underscoring once again the dangers of America’s… Read More

15 Other Indigenous Struggles You Need to Know About

Via Intercontinental Cry: Despite making up a tiny fraction of the world’s population, Indigenous Peoples hold ancestral rights to some 65 percent of the planet. This poignant fact speaks well to the enormous role that Indigenous Peoples play… Read More

Vermont Citizens, Alarmed by the State’s Lax Oversight on Pipeline Construction and Safety, Call on Fed to Step In

Via ProtectGEPrags.org:  A coalition of Vermont groups, including 350 Vermont, Protect Geprags Park, Central Vermont Climate Action, Just Power, Vermonters for a Clean Environment,  Upper Valley Affinity Group, Rutland Climate Coalition and Toxics Action Center has requested that… Read More

Impacted Communities Take Fight Against Dakota Access to Corporate Heads

Originally published at CommonDreams.org:   Activists from oil-impacted communities around the country are descending on Energy Transfer Partners’ corporate offices in Houston, Texas, to protest the company’s Dakota Access Pipeline and other controversial pipeline projects. “Together we press… Read More

Vermont Pipeline Opponents Continue Battle After Project Approval

While the national media has spotlit the Dakota Access Pipeline project thanks to ongoing protest efforts organized by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the truth is Dakota Access is just one of several pipeline projects threatening people and the… Read More