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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 Earth First! Newswire: A local Unitarian minister and three western Maryland residents were arrested just before noon today outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland for peacefully protesting Virginia-based Dominion Resources’ plan to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland. The protesters blocked the courthouse entrance to demand […]

Baltimore’s Largest-Ever Environmental Protest: No Fracking Exports! [On Feb 21], as a key state permit hearing began in downtown Baltimore, activists from every corner of Maryland and from across the Mid-Atlantic marched from a nearby plaza to the doorstep of the Public Service Commission to send one clear message to state leaders: “Stop Cove Point.” […]

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 […]

From Chaparral Respects No Borders: As people across the world honor the twentieth anniversary of the Zapatista Liberation Army rising up in response to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), resistance continues, most notably against resource extraction and other infrastructure. Meanwhile, what some call “NAFTA on steroids,” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) […]

From Common Dreams: More crude oil spilled from train accidents in 2013 alone than in the previous four decades combined—an alarming number reported by McClatchy News on Monday that points towards a drastic shift in the highly toxic, yet growing, crude oil business to rail transport. According to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials […]

Tsilhqot’in and Supporters Protest New Prosperity Mine Tsilhqot’in community members and supporters demonstrated [Dec 13] outside of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s Vancouver office with traditional and modern song and dance to protest the company’s  New Prosperity [gold and copper] Mine. Updates from Monday Megaload Blockade All 15 people arrested blockading a tar sands megaload on Monday, […]

Port of Metro Vancouver Roughs Up Santa, Prefers Coal [On Monday] morning, Port of Metro Vancouver staff and security responded with physical force when 6 Santa Clauses arrived at their offices to deliver sacks of coal, along with thousands of peoples’ wishes urging the port to say ‘no’ to a new coal terminal in Surrey. […]

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