Fighting Federal Line 3 Project

Minnesota police, according to records obtained by The Intercept, have spent more than a year gearing up for a militarized standoff with those opposed to Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline, even borrowing from the playbook of North Dakota law enforcement, which launched a brutal response to the Indigenous-led demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline…Read moreRead more

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….Read moreRead more

Big Energy – Big Donations

When President Donald Trump took office in January, one of his first acts was to sign an executive order that would speed up the approval of several pipelines. We wondered why this was such a priority. Today, we got a clue. Contribution records from Trump’s inaugural committee, were released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission. Energy…Read moreRead more

From Bad to Worse – Cook Inlet Leak(s)

Two weeks ago we wrote about a leaking pipeline. One that had to remain leaking for months because they had no way to fix it at the time. In a letter from the company about that natural gas leak – “During a meeting on Friday, February 17, 2017, we all agreed that we would prefer…Read moreRead more

KXL – “Not Likely to Happen”

KXL – “Not Likely to Happen” according to many lawyers that followed the DAPL crisis. Reasons for that statement to be true are adding up and just starting. (We warn, this is not reason to stop any opposition – it is not over.) At least 4 MORE federal lawsuits were filed this week seeking to…Read moreRead more

Announcement Due on KXL

The State Department is set to approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday, a senior US official said, reversing the Obama administration’s decision to block the controversial oil pipeline. Monday is end of the 60-day timeline that Trump ordered in January when he issued an executive order for the construction of Keystone and the Dakota…Read moreRead more