Archive for the 'Partial Success' Category

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 […]

A Good Week for Rivers

Two highly destructive dam projects have been postponed this week, implying a grim outlook for both of them. From International Rivers: HidroAysén Stalled Again – Decision Goes to Bachelet Administration I’m happy to announce great news in our campaign to protect Patagonia from the destructive HidroAysén dam project! On January 30, after two years of […]

From APTN National News: ELSIPGOTG FIRST NATION, NB–A Houston-based energy company that has faced ferocious resistance from a Mi’kmaq-led coalition is ending its shale gas exploration work for the year, says Elsipogtog War Chief John Levi. Levi said Friday that the RCMP informed him that SWN Resources Canada is ending its exploration work, but will […]

from Earth First! Newswire: On their Facebook page, Wild Idaho Rising Tide states, “On Monday, November 25, for the second night in a row, the Omega Morgan-hauled tar sands megaload did not depart the Port of Umatilla. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced during the protest of over a dozen Umatilla tribal members and Oregon, […]

Ohio Activists Block Fracking Wastewater Injection Two Youngstown, OH community members were arrested [Sunday] at a nonviolent protest and rally at a fracking wastewater injection well site in Niles, OH. The two protesters were arrested for blocking trucks from entering the well site while holding a “Fracking Hurts Communities” banner. More than 50 people from Ohio and Pennsylvania attended […]

From International Rivers: Altamira, Brazil: In response to a civil lawsuit filed on November 13th by the Federal Public Prosecutor’s office in the state of Pará (MPF-PA), a federal judge has ordered the immediate suspension of environmental licensing for a massive gold mining project proposed by Canadian-based Belo Sun Mining (TSE:BSX) along the Big Bend […]

From Upside Down World: Source: Americas Program Written by Raúl Zibechi Tuesday, 29 October 2013 A decision of the Chilean Supreme Court has suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s gold mine, Pascula Lama. Monsanto had to halt construction of a seed plant in Córdoba because of widespread opposition from the population. Large extractive companies begin to […]

Belo Monte Suspended Again

From International Rivers: Last week the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region (TRF-1) accepted a request made by public prosecutors of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) and suspended the installation license (LI- Licença de Instalação) which had authorized the start of construction sites of the Belo Monte Hydroelelctric Dam in 2011. The Court also […]

GE Drops Planned Idaho Megaload General Electric Co. has surrendered in a legal fight to move a giant piece of equipment through Idaho on a scenic, two-lane road and will find an alternative route to its home in the Canadian oil sands. Temporary Win for Loyalsock State Forest as Marcellus Shale EF! Action Camp Kicks Off […]

•  Over 865,200 Gallons of Fracked Oil Spill in North Dakota Over 20,600 barrels of oil fracked from the Bakken Shale has spilled from a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in Tioga, North Dakota in one of the biggest onshore oil spills in recent U.S. history. Though the spill occurred on September 29, the U.S. National Response Center - tasked with responding to chemical […]

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