Archive for March, 2013

Was it just on Wednesday that Keystone XL pipeline advocates were responding the the derailing of an oil tanker train by claiming that pipelines were a safer way to transport tar sands? Because just two days later, a tar sands pipeline ruptured near Mayflower, Arkansas, spilling an estimated 84,000 gallons into a suburban neighborhood. The […]

From the Earth First! Newswire: In solidarity with a global day of actions happening all over North America on March 30, a group called Anti-Colonial Queer Action (ACQA) traveled from San Francisco to San Ramon, CA (Ohlone Territories), where Chevron has its global headquarters, to demonstrate against fracking pipelines on Unist’ot’en and Wet’suwet’en territories and […]

It seems President Obama is concerned about increasing the flow of those stolen resources into the United States from Latin America, Asia and the rest of the world. In a speech in Miami this morning, he urged Congress to budget $21 billion to modernize trade infrastructure, billing it as a jobs-creation measure. The rest of […]

(NOTE: For recent background, check out this post) What’s going on? The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) is attempting to construct a four-lane superhighway through Little Lake Valley, otherwise known as Willits. This project would destroy some of the Valley’s last remaining wetlands, draining 86 acres — the largest wetlands fill permit in Northern California […]

The recent sabotage of an undersea telecommunications  cable near Egypt will slow Internet service for three or four weeks in 14 countries from France to Singapore, news media have reported.  

Five days after the California Highway Patrol began blocking food and water deliveries to her, treesitter Warbler lowered the rest of her food to the ground announced that she was going on hunger strike as of yesterday morning. Before she will end her strike, she demands that  all construction on the US-101 Willits bypass end […]

Highlighting the fact that the struggle against tar sands and other liquid fuels is about more than just the Keystone Pipeline, a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed near Parkers Prairie, Minnesota on Wednesday, spilling 30,000 gallons from just three cars. Nearly 26,000 gallons of that came from one car alone. It is unclear whether […]

Two recent stories highlight the ongoing destruction caused by oil companies to the Western Amazon and the indigenous nations living there. First, on March 25th the Peruvian government declared an environmental “state of emergency” due to heavy metal contamination by an Amazon oil field now operated by Argentinian company Pluspetrol, formerly operated by Occidental Petroleum. […]

From EF! Newswire Egypt said it has arrested three men suspected of slicing a crucial undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, causing widespread problems from Kenya to Pakistan. The South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) cable runs 12,500 miles from France to Singapore, with branches connecting telecommunication companies in Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri […]

Root Force is one of the groups endorsing the following call to action, initiated by Rising Tide Vancouver Coast Salish Territories. And in case you didn’t have enough reasons to take action against Chevron, media are now reporting that Chevron may have spilled up to 270,000 gallons of diesel from a leaking pipeline into Willard […]

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