Category: Rants

Remember Amanda Dakota Webster

Another young Indigenous woman, 26-year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. Webster is a Navajo woman from Cameron, Arizona on the reservation. She had been staying in Florence working in the construction industry to support her three young sons. Of the thousands of missing and murdered Native people,…

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Judge: “Bayou Bridge Pipeline Trespassed”

A Louisiana judge on Thursday (Dec. 6) ruled that the company building the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline had trespassed when it began construction before finalizing land seizure procedures. Good news right? This case was brought when ETP was so arrogant that they decided to build first ask later. The owners of a 38-acre wetland in…

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Security Board – VS – TigerSwan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Round 2: North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. The board alleges that TigerSwan illegally operated in North Dakota without a state license during protests against the pipeline in…

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Nature’s Target: Mountain Valley Pipeline Project

As Hurricane Florence arrives, residents of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia hold their breath, wondering where the massive storm surge, howling winds and torrents of rain will hit hardest. Over 300 miles inland, southwest Virginia residents may also face dangerous flooding, and some worry that Florence may exacerbate the threats from a different, manmade…

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Take This Pipe and Love It.

We have always been alarmed at the abuse of eminent domain and pipelines. Many know that eminent domain was designed for “Needed infrastructure that benefits the community” and was always used by the government. (Roads, Railroad, etc.) No more the rule. Now, private companies can persuade federal officials to mandate their projects, at gunpoint if…

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Army Corps Says DAPL is Safe

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to further review environmental analysis on the permit, which had granted the final easement to finish the pipeline. That report is in. Yesterday, the Army Corps said in its decision that granting the permit and right of way for the company…

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Mountain Valley Pipeline and Sioux Spiritual Sites

BREDL and Sioux Tribal Historic Preservation Officers filed a motion in D.C. Court Monday stating that the Mountain Valley Pipeline threatens areas claimed by Sioux as having spiritual significance. “The linguistic and historic connection between the Sioux of Appalachian/Piedmont Virginia and the western Sioux tribes legitimizes the desire on the part of the Cheyenne River…

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Make America Late Again

I use oil. Don’t want to. Trump however looks at it differently. His position is rely on no other country for energy. I get that. His answer is drill, I don’t get that. Face it, demand for petroleum has peaked. The risk of investing in companies that produce the fuels and pipelines that carry them…

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Victories Fighting Pipelines

Recent rulings are offering real hope. These cases are coming to light and not looking good for Pipeline builders. Two cases below from this week alone. A Federal judge puts a pause on Mountain Valley Pipeline construction plans through Southwest Virginia. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon came during a proceeding in…

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Pipeline explodes in Ohio

SUMMERFIELD — No injuries were reported following a natural gas pipeline explosion in a field adjacent to Route 513 outside Summerfield in Noble County early Wednesday morning. Fire crews from the Summerfield, Caldwell and Belle Valley departments were dispatched to the scene after the explosion was reported at approximately 2:30 a.m. Pipeline Explosion in Ohio…

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