Indigenous Climate Activists Have Prevented Over 1.5 Billion Tons of GHGs

Indigenous Climate Activists Have Prevented Over 1.5 Billion Tons of GHGs

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new study co-authored by researchers from Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Oil Change International has found that Indigenous climate activists in the US and Canada have “stopped or delayed greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution equivalent to at least one-quarter of annual US and Canadian emissions.” Indigenous resistance to 21 […]

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Line 3 Pipeline Threatens Minnesota Waters and Indigenous Wild Rice Harvests

Line 3 Pipeline Threatens Minnesota Waters and Indigenous Wild Rice Harvests

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The controversial Line 3, a pipeline expansion under construction in northern Minnesota that would transport one million barrels of tar sands per day, hasn’t begun operating yet, but is already causing harm. The line’s construction, coupled with drought, has created low water levels in Minnesota lakes where Indigenous Anishinaabe […]

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Keystone Pipelines Had Severe Spills While XL Was Under Consideration

Keystone Pipelines Had Severe Spills While XL Was Under Consideration

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer TC Energy, the company behind the now-defunct Keystone XL pipeline, had a “worse than the national average” five-year oil spill record, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Monday. The energy company’s pipelines dumped nearly 12,000 barrels of oil in two major spills alone as it was trying […]

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Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Following a massive gasoline leak in Huntersville, North Carolina, Colonial Pipeline could face a daily fine of $200,000 if it doesn’t improve how it detects leaks. Colonial’s pipes leaked almost 18 times more gasoline than it originally estimated, sometimes thousands of gallons at a time with the Huntersville leak […]

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Supreme Court: Pipeline Can Take State Land

Supreme Court: Pipeline Can Take State Land

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey can’t stop the PennEast natural gas pipeline from being built on state land. The pipeline, planned to run 116 miles from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, needs to be built on land owned by the state of New Jersey. […]

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Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will require an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline upgrade project. The project’s opponents are celebrating the temporary victory, which will delay building a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The announcement is a fierce battle between Enbridge and environmental allies, including Michigan Governor […]

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