Last week, Enbridge applied to build the largest pipeline yet from North Dakota oil fields. The planned route in North Dakota overlaps in an area that recently saw a Tesoro pipeline leak 20,000 barrels of oil. Enbridge’s pipeline would move millions of barrels of oil from the Bakken Shale formation, where a drilling boom has squeezed existing pipeline capacity, into Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the Dept. of Homeland Security is hiring for a new security force in MInnesota and Wisconsin. North Dakota’s easterly neighbors have seen badass actions to stop and defeat planet-destroying infrastructure. Resistance to Enbridge—given their record in nearby Michigan of poisoning thousands of people and destroying many waterways—is likely to be stiff.
Over One Thousand Rising Tiders, Powershifters, and Supporters Leave Permitted Power Shift March Route to Support Direct Action in Pittsburgh
A couple of days ago, we posted a story from the mainstream media about Powershift. Here’s the…
Camouflaged and black-clad RCMP tactical officers move into woods around Mi’kmaq-led anti-fracking blockade. Photo via @NRK_NDN
Kahsatstenhsera gah-sad-sdanh-se-ra is a Kanienkeha:ka (Mohawk) word that means Strength in Unity. This short documentary details contemporary Indigenous resistance to tar sands pipeline expansion, in particular the Line 9 and Energy East pipelines, which threaten the health of our territories in the northeast of Turtle Island. It includes the voices and perspectives of Wolastiqiyik, Mi’kmaq, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee land defenders.
For more, go to: www.reclaimturtleisland.com
Leaks that may have began as long ago as last winter are still spilling oil into Alberta’s boreal forest.
The massive tar sands Green River Formation, a stretch of land that runs through Utah, Wyoming and Colorado, would be dug up and excavated, and Utah lawmakers “are eager to capitalize” on the imminent oil boom.
Poison is pouring from hundreds of frack wells into Colorado’s flood. The tank in the picture above is floating.
Despite these pictures, the industry says all the tanks are sealed and everything is fine.
More pictures and a video of a ruptured gas line causing a geyser in a flooded river, go here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/colorado-floodwaters-cove_n_3941958.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&ir=Denver
20,00 Flooded Frack Wells in Colorado.