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  • Camp Healing Souls Joins Solidarity Actions to #AbolishICE

    July 23, 2018
    Big Sandy Lake, MN – Camp Healing Souls, a Ojibwe cultural camp in northern Minnesota joined an #AbolishICE day of action on July 17, 2018. The camp organized a small flotilla of local water protectors, children, and residents to canoe across Big Sandy Lake. The…...
  • Judge Accepts Water Protectors’ Climate Change Necessity Defense

    July 15, 2018
    Duluth, MN – On Friday, July 13, the St. Louis County court accepted the use of a climate change necessity defense. The decision comes from a court case stemming from a January 12th, 2018, lockdown by 3 water protectors at a Wells Fargo Bank in…...
  • Lawsuit Dropped Against Four Anti-Fracking Activists in CO

    July 4, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 20, 2018, the first hearing in the lawsuit by Extraction Oil & Gas took place against four anti-fracking activists (a fifth person made a deal prior to the hearing) stemming from a non-violent direct action on March 8, 2018. The…...
  • Line 3 Oil Pipeline Approved By Minnesota Regulators

    June 28, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has given an official stamp of approval to Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement oil pipeline despite massive public opposition. The PUC today granted Enbridge the “certificate of need” which is required before beginning pipeline construction in…...
  • As Line 3 Oil Pipeline Decision Looms, Indigenous Resistance Increases

    June 26, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The fate of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement (Oil) Pipeline, North America’s largest proposed infrastructure project, will be decided this week. The decision was originally designated to be made no later than June 27th but may be be delayed further. The Minnesota…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...
  • Fracking Project Construction Intensifies Next to School

    June 8, 2018
    Greeley, CO – On June 2, 2018, contractors for Denver-based energy company Extraction Oil & Gas began transporting the drilling equipment and oil storage containers to their fracking construction site 1,000 feet from the Bella Romero Academy school building. Only two days later on June…...
  • Interfaith Community Delivers Letter of Line 3 Opposition to Minnesota Government Offices

    June 4, 2018
    St. Paul, Minnesota – We were live in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the Poor People’s Campaign, interfaith leaders, and indigenous leaders marched to deliver a letter of opposition to Enbridge’s line 3 pipeline replacement to the PUC and Governor Dayton. The line 3 proposal, if…...
  • “Still Here”: New Forest Blockade Stops Pipeline Work on Appalachian Trail

    May 28, 2018
    Giles County, VA – On Wednesday, May 23, a forest defender using the pseudonym ‘Nutty’ came down from her aerial blockade after halting construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) for 57 days. However, before Nutty came down, another forest defender named fern MacDougal deployed…...
  • Appalachian Forest Blockades Disrupt Mountain Valley Pipeline

    April 23, 2018
    Giles County, VA – On the border between Virginia and West Virginia, a fight has begun regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline, a joint venture of several companies led by EQT Midstream Partners. While the pipeline is advertised as on track to be completed in 2018,…...