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Virgina: MVP Protester Locks To Helicopter

from WSET from Appalachians Against Pipelines Facebook.MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WSET) — A pipeline protester locked himself to a helicopter near Ellison Monday morning to protest the Mountain Valley Pipeline.The group ‘Appalachians Against Pipelines’ said it prevented the helicopter from being used. They also put up a banner that reads “DOOM TO THE PIPELINE”.The...

We’re Back!

from Earth First! NewswireThe Newswire is back in action! You probably noticed by now that in the past two months, posts have slowed to a halt. This isn’t because there is no news from the Eco-Wars to post (quite the contrary-did you hear about that lockdown to a frickin’ helicopter in Virginia this morning??), but because years of a staff of broke,...

And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close

by Benjamin Storrow / Scientific American The Navajo Generating Station, near Page, Ariz., is scheduled to close this year. It’s one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the U.S. power sector. Credit: David Wall Getty Images When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon...

Michigan Increases Pressure in Enbridge Line 5 Court Battle

by Megan Devlin / The Globe and Mail Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline tunnel agreement with the previous state government is unconstitutional, Michigan maintained in its latest response in the continuing court battle over the Calgary-based company’s crude oil pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac. Michigan argued the agreement...

Mauna Kea: What it is, Why it’s Happening, and Why We Should All Be Paying Attention

From Intercontinental Cry Nikki Sanchez, @nikkilaes August 12, 2019 At the base of Mauna Kea, the world’s tallest mountain and the first point on earth where raindrops touch the earth, the largest land defense action in modern Hawaiian history is currently in taking place and the entire movement is being guided by love. ...

Two People Lock To Equipment, Stopping Work At MVP Site In Franklin County, VA

Photo credit: Appalachians Against Pipelines [Franklin County, VA] — At 6 A.M. this morning, two pipeline fighters locked themselves to separate pieces of construction equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline site in Franklin County, VA. Banners on site read “EARTH IS ON FIRE, TURN OFF THE GAS” and “¡SOLIDARIDAD CON PUERTO RICO!”. Work at the...

Forest Management Company Returns 50,000 Acres to Yurok Tribe

by Marissa Papanek / KRCR News Photo courtesy of Yurok Tribe.KLAMATH, Calif. — Green Diamond and Western Rivers Conservancy have agreed to return tens of thousands of acres of ancestral lands to the Yurok Tribe.  On Monday, Aug. 19, the Yurok Tribe, Green Diamond Resource Company and Western Rivers Conservancy will celebrate a decade-long,...

Mni Ki Wakan Summit Rallies for U.N. Protection from Pipeline Oil Spills in Lakota Territory

by Talli Nauman / Intercontinental Cry This photo is posted by organizers gathering local support in the Black Hills area for global resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline across Ft. Laramie Treaty lands. COURTESY / Mni Ki WakanRAPID CITY – Advocates for the U.N. declaration of a World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water have partnered with local...

Wet’suwet’en Territory: Likhts’amisyu Clan Begins Land Reclamation

by Likhts’amisyu Solidarity / It’s Going Down Many of us in the environmental movement share a dream of a free society, in which people live together, caring for the land they inhabit. We imagine such a community as an autonomous zone, existing independently of the colonial, capitalist system we oppose. I am pleased to report that...

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