EARTH WATCH RADIO: Cindy Spoon on the Fight Against Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Cindy Spoon, an activist with the Leau Est la Vie (Water Is Life) camp that has been opposing the recently suspended Bayou Bridge Pipeline. From EcoWatch: In… Read More

House Destroyed, Homes Evacuated After PA Pipeline Explosion

A gas pipeline explosion “sent flames shooting into the sky” in Center Township, Pa. on Monday morning, according to WPXI News. “A massive gas explosion shook parts of Beaver County early Monday, destroying a house, garages and multiple… Read More

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Telepress Conference

Community leaders and opponents of the the $6 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project held a telepress conference with members of the media on Sept. 10. The conference was a collaboration between Global Justice Ecology Project, Friends of Buckingham… Read More

Water Protectors Arrested at Site of Illegal Bayou Bridge Construction

From the L’eau Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou Bridge Facebook (Sept. 4) Police have arrested multiple water protectors, including Cherri Foytlin, at the site where Energy Transfer Partners is illegally constructing the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Energy… Read More

Governor’s Advisory Council Calls for Moratorium on Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

Virginia- On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) Advisory Council on Environmental Justice (ACEJ) voted to agree to make its letter to the Governor final.  The letter calls for a moratorium on further construction of the Atlantic Coast and… Read More

Press Release: VA Governor Northam Dismisses Letter from His Environmental Justice Advisory Council Calling to Stay Pipeline Permits

Virginia- In response to a letter from his own advisory committee calling for a halt to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due in part to its disproportional impact on poor and minority communities, the assistant for Governor Northam’s press… Read More

Federal Court Rules State Dept. Must Conduct Full Environmental Review of Keystone XL in Nebraska

GREAT FALLS, Mont.— On Wednesday, a federal judge sided with environmental, landowner and Tribal plaintiffs in their challenge to the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The State Department had attempted to fast-track its environmental review… Read More

Belo Monte: There is Nothing Green or Sustainable About These Mega-Dams

Google Maps Ed Atkins, University of Bristol There are few dams in the world that capture the imagination as much as Belo Monte, built on the “Big Bend” of the Xingu river in the Brazilian Amazon. Its construction… Read More

Grandmother, Landowner, & Environmental Advocate Arrested, Placed in Solitary Confinement

Ellen Gerhart, 63, has been targeted by Energy Transfer Partners with contempt of court claims for monitoring pipeline construction on her own land. Huntingdon, PA: On July 27, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested Ellen… Read More