Environmental

Images from Iowa show arrests stemming across the Dakota Access.

The stand against the Dakota Access continues in Iowa. Arrests have been made in Iowa and other areas against those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Those locking themselves to equipment are facing theft charges for halting construction. Iowa has even less media attention than North Dakota. Aside from the brief mainstream media attention brought on the Dakota Access Pipeline by ...

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Does Oklahoma really have a “Oilfield Prayer Day?”

Last month Governor Mary Fallin made October 13 Oilfield Prayer Day. Fallin’s first proclamation caused anger after it appeared the day was only for Christians. Fallin has since welcomed all religions to join in Oilfield Prayer Day. The oil and gas industry is struggling in Oklahoma, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. Does Oklahoma have an ...

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Active construction of Dakota Access continues to be stopped by peaceful demonstrations.

Cannon Ball, North Dakota (via – The Indigenous Environmental Network) – On Monday, North Dakota news outlet WDAY-TV published a report on a #NoDAPL action in North Dakota that occurred the day prior. The report alleges a private security guard was “assaulted” and “carried by” protesters at a Dakota Access construction site. There is no proof of the incident – the hundreds of photos ...

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Rusty patch bumblebees recommended to be an endangered species.

US Fish and Wildlife Service recommended rusty patched bumblebees be considered as an endangered species. The species of bee is said to have vanished from 90% of their historic range in the last 20-years. Multiple problems are causing bumblebees around the nation to vanish. In Canada the rusty patched bumblebee is already on the endangered species list. Rusty patch bumblebees ...

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Sacred Burial Ground in North Dakota sold to Dakota Access.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announce sacred burial ground sold to Dakota Access. The announcement comes after thousands came nto North Dakota to stand against Dakota Access. Paperwork was finalized yesterday and money has already been transferred for the sale of the land. Dakota Access is now pulling similar tactics in Texas that they used in North Dakota. An area of ...

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Major oil spill in Alabama is receiving no media attention.

A major oil spill in Alabama is getting no attention from mainstream media. The leak was first discovered on September 9. As of now, the leak has spilled 336,000 gallons of gasoline. Colonial Pipeline has a bad track record of oil spills. A major oil spill in Alabama is receiving no media attention, despite being the fourth largest spill in ...

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Dakota Access Pipeline almost 60% complete and continuing to grow.

Kelcy Warren announced in a statement that the Dakota Access Pipeline is nearly 60% complete. The CEO responded to Friday’s decision to halt construction on 40-miles of DAPL. Stocks have been falling for Energy Transfer Partners. DAPL is now almost 60% complete. As people continue to stand against the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, the pipeline itself continues to grow. ...

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22 arrested in No DAPL lockdown in North Dakota.

22 people have been arrested after halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Two men locked themselves to construction equipment to stop construction of the DAPL. Among those arrested were medics and journalists. Livestream of the arrests were blocked from Facebook. On Tuesday, 22 protesters were arrested during a “No DAPL” lockdown. It is reported that lockdowns occurred in two ...

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