First Nations Take on Canadian Government to Stop Trans Mountain Pipeline

An expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline that would transport tar sands oil from Alberta is one of the largest proposed fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Canada.

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For thousands of years, Whey-Ah-Whichen has been a site of importance to the Tsleil-Waututh people. This hospitable flat peninsula in the Pacific Northwest was home to one of their major villages, standing in the shadow of surrounding hills and mountains covered in towering Douglas-fir and other ancient trees. Today, Whey-Ah-Whichen is the site of

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Congress, Big Oil Collude to Charge Anti-Pipeline Activists as Domestic Terrorists

It appears that many members of Congress are more concerned with expanding the definition of domestic terrorism to include dissenting voices to powerful industries than they are with cracking down on actual incidences of domestic terror that claim innocent American lives.

In late October, over 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter urging U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider domestic terrorism charges for activists who damage pipelines or disrupt their construction. The letter, drafted by Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and co-signed by numerous other representatives, asserts that, while

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Lawmakers Push For Terrorism Prosecutions For Environmentalists

Members of Congress signed a letter urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as terrorists, citing a need to protect ‘energy infrastructure.’

A pipeline protester uses PVC pipes to attach himself to a piece of construction equipment along Highway 6 near Bismarck, N.D. (Photo: Phil McKenna/Inside Climate News)

Several members of Congress signed on to a letter recommending Attorney General Jeff Sessions look into whether the Justice Department has the laws it needs to prosecute environmental activists challenging pipelines as if they are terrorists. The letter asks Sessions if the USA PATRIOT Act and Pipeline Safety Act contain enough provisions to

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Companies Slated To Build Tar Sand Pipelines Have Spilled 63,000 Barrels Since 2010

Oil giants TransCanada, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge have together suffered 373 spills over the past seven years.

Aan oil spill from the Belle Fourche Pipeline that was discovered Dec. 5, 2016 in Ash Coulee Creek, a tributary of the Little Missouri River, near Belfield, N.D. Authorities say the pipeline spill is now believed to be one of the biggest in state history. (Scott Stockdill/North Dakota Department of Health via AP)

The companies behind four proposed pipelines that would transport oil from Canada’s tar sands have spilled 63,000 barrels of hazardous liquids – including crude oil – from their existing US pipeline network since 2010, according to government data. Statistics from the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – obtained

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US Bank To Stop Funding Oil & Gas Pipelines Amid Calls For Divestment

This past week, thousands of people held over 260 events in over 45 countries on six continents, during the Global Divestment Mobilization.

Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP/Andy Clayton-King)

With the global divestment movement expanding exponentially comes a new victory: U.S. Bank, one of the largest in the United States, announced last month that it will be excluding gas and oil pipelines from their project financing, making it the first major U.S. bank to take a step toward such a climate change policy. While U.S. Bank renewed its

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On Climate, Justin Trudeau’s Is ‘No Better Than Trump’

Environmentalist Bill McKibben calls BS on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a new op-ed.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured here visiting an urban greenhouse in Montreal last month, "sure is cute, the planet's only sovereign leader who appears to have recently quit a boy band," writes Bill McKibben. But don't be fooled. (Photo: Lufa Farms/flickr/cc)

Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate record just because he's nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has "mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate to immigrants, insistent on including women at

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