Category: Rants

Is the Keystone XL now Doomed?

Is the Keystone XL now Doomed? Editorial / Opinion Ok, let’s get updated. So today, the Nebraska Public Service Commission announces a decision for an “Alternate Route” approval for the Keystone XL. My guess is that this is the nail in the coffin, for the pipeline project. The Keystone XL will likely never get built….

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Nebraska Regulators Approve Alternative Route for Keystone XL Pipeline

Nebraska Regulators Approve “Alternative Route” for Keystone XL Pipeline. Nebraska officials announced at the state Public Service Commission’s meeting Monday morning in Lincoln. The project has the strong support of President Trump and many labor unions. The opponents in Nebraska, a coalition of landowners, Native Americans and environmentalists, will surely appeal. Pipeline opponents have lined…

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Pipeline Gets “Keys to the Forest”

The U.S. Forest Service granted approval Friday for the natural gas pipeline to run through the George Washington National Forest and Monongahela National Forest. The final decision does the following: • Authorizes the use and occupancy of National Forest System (NFS) lands for the ACP Project. • Amends the standards in the Plan to allow…

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About Camp Makwa

Some of our readers have asked about Camp Makwa and what we can share about it. Short answer, what is public only. Camp Makwa- is an indigenous led camp trying to stop Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. This is a “Front Line Camp” in Minnesota. We follow the social media feeds like many other Water Protectors….

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Beware: “A Fake Grassroots Group”

Many people directly involved with the “Standing Rock” movement have now heard of TigerSwan Security. As we have learned, the battlefield was not only at the Cannonball. The efforts to infiltrate the movement also fell on many other fronts. We want to bring focus to the “online” battles and the efforts of public persuasion. If…

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Legionnaires’ Disease in Vegas

Another story of dangers in the water, served to the public. It can happen anywhere, any time and we need to get a better understanding of what we can do to prevent this. Guests from March and April at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, were apparently exposed to toxic water. Richard…

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Rover Pipeline – Legal Front Line

There are many “front lines” when fighting a pipeline. Warriors come in many forms. We seldom hear of the courtroom battles and the effort it involves. Did you know: Public records are being sought over Rover Pipeline’s compliance With Environmental Laws. Using the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, The Center for Biological Diversity…

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DAPL: Disputes Payment Agreement

Documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) show that Energy Transfer Partners is disputing a $1.5 million annual payment owed to the state agency as part of a five-year agreement signed in February. Big oil thinks it can destroy historic buildings without penalty? Sure seems like that’s the case. A Make Me Pay It attitude. Not…

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Judge Drops Civil DAPL Case

A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit that claimed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault and others interfered with the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Dakota Access claimed the company suffered losses because during demonstrations last year, the defendants tried to block employees and contractors from entering and exiting the pipeline construction…

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Turkish Security Abuses Protesters

Turkish Security Abuses Protesters in DC – NBC News reported earlier Wednesday that the men who beat up demonstrators on Tuesday were bodyguards of visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was returning from speaking with President Trump at the White House when the violence broke out. “Reports indicate that some Turkish officials were involved…

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