Tag: water

Sophia Wilansky Files Lawsuit For Evidence

According to reports, attorneys for 22-year-old Sophia Wilansky, of New York, filed the lawsuit Friday, alleging unlawful deprivation of property, lack of due process and unreasonable seizure. At 4am on November 21, 2016, Sophia Wilansky was on the Backwater Bridge during a protest. This is where Wilansky suffered a left arm injury in an explosion….

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline “Mows” Forward

In a letter Friday, Dave Swearingen, a FERC official, gave the green light to cutting down the trees using handheld equipment such as chain saws in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. According to Dominion Energy spokesperson Aaron Ruby, the approval allows them to begin limited tree felling and vegetation clearing in the areas…

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Standing Rock – The Media Bubble

Standing Rock – The Media Bubble Opinion By: A Water Protector It amazes me that the overall perception of the Standing Rock movement remains distorted to the masses. I still hear about the “Trash” left behind or about the “Violent” protestors. Anyone who followed the movement, knew that niether statement was accurate. Few people know the facts….

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Tax Act and The Quiet Oil Deal

Did you know: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act allows drilling in the untouched Alaskan tundra. This item is tucked into the Senate tax bill and has little to do with taxes but it avoids a direct up-or-down vote by clinging on. ANWR, a swath of tundra on the northern Alaska coast, is home to…

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Ohio Gets Another Spill – Thanks Rover

Black Fork Mohican River marked Rover’s 19th environmental violation this year, according to Ohio EPA. This latest incident happened when 200 gallons of bentonite-based drilling fluid spilled into the Black Fork Mohican River in Ashland County. It was the largest of three spills near the river this month, and close to the site of a…

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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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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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DAPL Leaks Before Opening

According to reports seen here, a leaky surge pump along the Dakota Access oil pipeline spilled 84 gallons of crude oil in April at a pump station just north of Crandon. Based on Dakota Media Group archives, the pump station is on 10.59 acres of land in rural Spink County. According to Brian Walsh, an…

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