Nebraska grants TransCanada approval to build the Keystone XL pipeline

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Nebraska just gave the go-ahead for Keystone XL, giving TransCanada the final permit they need for the hotly contested oil pipeline. After nine years and 4.3 million petition signatures against the pipeline, TransCanada could move forward with the project thousands have protested against. But Nebraska’s Public Service Commission didn’t approve the company’s preferred route – but an alternative route TransCanada portrayed in the past as unworkable.

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Trump approves new pipeline that will go right under the US-Mexico wall

As if President Trump’s promise to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border wasn’t controversial enough, he recently approved the construction of a new pipeline destined to go “right under” the dividing landmark. The New Burgos Pipeline will carry up to 108,000 barrels of refined petroleum products each day and will cross the border between McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. A joint venture between NuStar Energy LP and PMI, the announcement has, unsurprisingly, drawn plenty… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Federal court rules Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline approval violated the law

Injustice has been a common theme of the Standing Rock Sioux’s battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as they faced arrests, eviction at gunpoint, and tear gas. But the tribe said this week they just won a ‘significant victory’ in court. A federal judge said the United States Army Corps of Engineers did not conduct an adequate study of the environmental risks associated with the oil pipeline.

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American veterans arrive at Standing Rock to defend Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Veterans arrived to stand with Standing Rock.

We’re not sure if by “protect” they actually mean “spraying protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas, and freezing water.” View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters injured by police attacks at Standing Rock

 

 

This weekend, protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline escalated into a violent standoff between demonstrators and police. On Sunday afternoon, the peaceful army of “water protectors” attempted to move a barricade set up by police on the Highway 1806 bridge. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department, along with National Guard soldiers, responded by firing rubber bullets at close range, bombarding the protestors with tear gas bombs and concussion grenade, and shooting water… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Donald Trump has a yuge vested interest in the Dakota Access Pipeline

In what is likely the least shocking Donald Trump-related news yet, the Republican presidential nominee’s financial disclosure forms reveal close, mutual ties with the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. Apparently, Energy Transfer Partners’ CEO has given over $100,000 to the Trump campaign and the presidential hopeful could have up to $1 million invested in the corporate giant.

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Protestors arrested as Dakota Access Pipeline company pledges to continue construction

The company behind the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, planned to extend across 1,168 miles and four US states, has stated it plans to move forward with the project on Tuesday. This announcement comes on the heels of worldwide protests and the US government stepping in to temporarily block construction on federal land.

Last Friday, a federal judge rejected an attempt by Standing Rock Sioux tribal leaders to halt the pipeline’s construction, only to have the US government… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The U.S. government has temporarily blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline

A decision by the Obama administration to temporarily block construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline this Friday gave the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and hundreds of other protesters cause for celebration. Just minutes after a federal judge rejected the tribe’s request for an injunction, the surprise announcement was released and the project has been halted – for now.

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