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From Wild Idaho Rising Tide: Missing Oregon/Idaho Megaload In response to the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) atypical early warning on Friday, February 14, that an Omega Morgan tar sands megaload would cross into Idaho during the ensuing, usual dearth of weekend media information, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) reluctantly composed a call-to-action for southern Idaho […]

Two New Giant Tar Sands Pipelines Proposed in Canada In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones.  If built, the pipelines would rapidly expand Alberta’s oil sands, cause massive environmental impacts, and trigger thousands of new jobs, according to several observers. The first project – TransCanada’s Energy East […]

From Intercontinental Cry: Tsilhqot’in Territory, BC (February 27, 2014): Yesterday’s federal decision to reject the New Prosperity Gold-Copper mine proposal was welcomed by Tsilhqot’in Chiefs, AFN National Chief A-in-chut Shawn Atleo, Union of BC Indian Chiefs President, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and First Nations everywhere. They now call on this to be the end of […]

via Earth First! Newswire: Yesterday, the U.S. government released a final proposal to allow the use of controversial seismic airguns to look for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. According to the Department of the Interior (DOI), these dynamite-like blasts are expected to injure […]

In order to have standing to object to the decision that will be made, individuals and organizations must provide comments to the scoping process.  The comment period closes March 17. Tell the Forest Service to STOP THE UINTA EXPRESS PIPELINE from Utah Tar Sands Resistance Tesoro wants to build a 135-mile insulated pipeline connecting the […]

Canada-Honduras FTA Will Deepen Conflict Although the FTA has not yet been implemented, Canadian investments are already contributing to social conflict in Honduras, particularly in the mining, export manufacturing and tourism sectors. The Canadian government provided technical assistance and support for the General Mining and Hydrocarbons Law, passed in January 2013. Notably, the new mining […]

In case you needed another incentive to make sure that no rare earth metal mines start up near you, a news release from Scandinavian research group SINTEF highlights these metals’ status as choke points of the global economic system: The demand for metals such as neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy) is increasing much faster than […]

Crude Oil Terminal Planned In NW Portland A national fuel storage company has plans to turn an asphalt plant near the Willamette River into a rail and marine terminal for crude oil. … The Arc Logistics website lists the Portland site among its terminals and describes it as “capable of receiving, storing, and delivering heavy and […]

From Wild Idaho Rising Tide: The next week offers perhaps the last opportunity for southern Idahoans to rise up against looming tar sands megaloads within 50 miles of their homes. Wild Idaho Rising Tide, 350 Boise, and Occupy Boise are again organizing megaload protesting and monitoring activities at Marsing, Mountain Home, Timmerman Junction, Arco, and […]

Panama: Indigenous communities face imminent eviction Having fought tirelessly against the unlawful Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam, the indigenous Ngäbe communities on the banks of Panama’s Tabasará river are today threatened with forced eviction at the hands of Panama’s notoriously brutal security forces. … Facing the threat of inundation, the Ngäbe have now established blockades and […]

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