Texas State Bill Would Make Protesting Pipelines A Felony On Par With Attempted Murder

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder. "It's an anti-protest bill, favoring the fossil fuel [...]

Midwest Flooding Exposes Another Oil Pipeline Risk — On Keystone XL’s Route

By Neela Banerjee, Insideclimatenews.org -

NAPER, Nebraska — Standing on the banks of the Keya Paha River where it cuts through his farm, Bob Allpress points across a flat expanse of sand to where a critical shut-off valve is supposed to [...]

New York Rejects Keystone-Like Pipeline In Fierce Battle Over The State’s Energy Future

By Vivian Wang and Michael Adno, Nytimes.com -

In a major victory for environmental activists, New York regulators on Wednesday rejected the construction of a heavily disputed, nearly $1 billion natural gas pipeline, even as business leaders [...]

Why Now Is The Time To Connect The Pipeline Fights

By George Lakey and Judy Wicks, Wagingnonviolence.org -

A remarkable chance exists right now to accelerate the climate justice movement. President Trump is moving to speed up pipeline construction just as the public is waking up to the need to keep [...]

Pipeline Protester Charged With “Threat of Terrorism” For Locking Down Against The MVP

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Lindside, WV — Early Thursday morning, 22-year-old pipeline fighter Holden Dometrius locked himself to welding equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) construction site, stopping work. The [...]

“Our Voices Won’t Be Silenced”: Fighting The SD ‘Riot-Boosting’ Act And The Keystone XL Pipeline

By Nick Tilsen, Ndncollective.org -

We believe in and act upon the notion that people, nature, society and all living things are interconnected, in relation to one another, and operate as a system. Our Indigenous cultures have [...]

Rockwool Pipeline Construction May Disturb African-American Cemetery

By John Zangas and Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Ranson, W.Va.–Granny Smith Lane was until recently riddled with almost impassable potholes. If you navigated them successfully and wound your way to the end of the narrow, tree-lined roadway, you [...]

After 212 Days, Tree-Sitters Are Still Standing Against The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Laurence Hammack, Roanoke.com -

ELLISTON — The 212th day was a lot like the first, which for foes of the Mountain Valley Pipeline was a good thing. Since Sept. 5, 2018, two people have occupied tree stands in a white pine and a [...]

Unist’ot’en Camp Preparing For Spring Work And Resistance

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

With spring coming early to the north, plans are underway for new projects across WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY, including cabin construction for WET’SUWET’EN PEOPLE. Following the invasion of our [...]

ACLU Files First Amendment Challenge To South Dakota Anti-Protest Laws

By Staff, Aclusd.org -

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of South Dakota filed a federal lawsuit challenging three South Dakota laws threaten criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison and $50,000 fines [...]

WVDEP Approval Of Rockwool Gas Pipeline Permit Made In ‘Bad Faith,’ Opponents Say

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

The West Virginia Department of Environment (WVDEP) on Friday issued the final permit necessary for Mountaineer Gas to build a gas pipeline to service the Rockwool factory in Jefferson County, [...]

The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented A New Legal Term To Target Pipeline Protesters

By Staff, Aclu.org -

The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The state’s governor has dismissed them as “out-of-staters who come in to [...]

Marking 200 Day Of Active Resistance To The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

These sits have now been up for an incredible 200 days. In those 200 days the Tarpington Municipal Library has expanded from a half dozen books at the bottom of a tote to a motley assortment of [...]

More States Crack Down On Pipeline Protesters, Including Supporters Who Aren’t Even On The Scene

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

Bills to clamp down on pipeline protests have spread to at least nine new states this year, part of an industry-backed push that began two years ago to heighten penalties for activists who try to [...]

Student Reporters In West Virginia Find Atlantic Coast Pipeline Offers Only Two Dozen Permanent Jobs

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

It’s hard for anyone to miss a “help wanted” sign like this: “13,000 Union Workers Needed for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project.” That’s how the website Oilfield Job Shop described the [...]