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  • First piece of disputed Keystone XL pipeline finished

    05/21/2020 11:59:53 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 1 replies
    KUTV (CBS, Billings, MT) ^ | May 21st 2020 | MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press
    A Canadian company has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in Montana and South Dakota. But it has not resolved a courtroom setback that would make it hard to finish the $8 billion project. The 1,200-mile (1,900-kilometer) pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska was stalled for much of the past decade before President Donald Trump was elected and began trying to push it through to completion... Work finally started in April at the border crossing in remote northern Montana. That 1.2-mile section has now been...
  • CN shuts down operations in Eastern Canada due to protest blockades

    02/14/2020 1:41:12 PM PST · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    Progressive Railroading ^ | February 14, 2020 | Progressive Railroading Staff
    CN yesterday announced it has initiated a "disciplined and progressive" shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada until protest blockades on its lines in Ontario are removed, company officials said in a press release. The shut down will include stopping and securing all trans-continental trains across its Canadian network, including intercity VIA Rail service. The Metrolinx and Exo commuter-rail services will not be impacted, CN officials said. Earlier this week, protesters set up the blockades across the country in a show of solidarity for the Wet'suwet'en Nation, whose hereditary chiefs oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline through northern...
  • Trump Ends Decade With A Bang, Nixing Nearly 100 Enviro Regulations During His First Three Years In Office

    01/02/2020 1:48:49 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/01/20 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump nixed nearly 100 environmental regulations during his first three years in office, effectively rolling back much of his Democratic predecessor’s environmental legacy.The president rolled back more than 90 environmental rules and regulations, The New York Times reported in December. The NYT relied on an analysis from Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and other sources to keep tabs on Trump’s numbers during his time in office.The NYT’s list includes regulations that are officially reversed and rollbacks still in progress.Trump has fully eliminated 25 rules designed to rein in air pollution and emissions, as well as 19 that regulate energy producers’ ability to drill and...
  • Greta Thunberg turns down environmental prize, says 'climate movement does not need any more awards'

    10/30/2019 8:26:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/30/2019 | Lucia l Suarez Sang
    Teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday the climate movement does not need any more awards as she turned down an environmental prize granted to her by the Nordic Council. In an Instagram post explaining her decision, Thunberg said that while it was a great honor to receive the prize, what the climate movement needs is for our politicians and the people in power to start to listen to the current, best available science.
  • Environmental activists sit amongst discarded plastic bottles, shopping bags, single-use coffee cups

    04/20/2019 5:57:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/19/19 | Joseph Curtis
    They have been brought disruption to London for days while campaigning for more to be done to protect the environment from climate change. But protesters from Extinction Rebellion appear to be less bothered about plastic waste after being spotted surrounded by bottles and coffee cups in central London. Plastic carrier bags and disposable coffee cups from chain shops are dotted around their bags and blankets in Oxford Circus as well as separate demonstrations in Marble Arch and outside Jeremy Corbyn's house in Islington. Single-use plastic has become a huge environmental concern with around 104million tonnes dumped in the natural world...
  • Trump moves to kick-start Keystone XL with new permit; foes claim it bypasses current lawsuit

    03/31/2019 6:04:07 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 24 replies
    Sandhills Express ^ | March 30, 2019 | Paul Hammel
    President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new presidential permit for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, reaffirming his support for the controversial project while also apparently seeking to sidestep a current federal lawsuit that blocks construction. The presidents order on Friday supersedes and rescinds a previous permit Trump signed shortly after taking office in 2017. But it also seeks to kick-start the crude oil pipeline by opening a way around a current lawsuit.
  • California burns: The new normal thanks to Obama Era Environmental Regulations

    08/06/2018 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/18 | Katy Grimes & Megan Barth
    Environmentalists believe that people cause climate change, so maybe this is just punishment (environmental justice) in their never-ending and destructive quest for sustainability. Hotter, drier, longer forest fires we are witnessing today have nothing to do with dangerous manmade climate change. They have a lot to do with idiotic forest mismanagement policies and practices.Paul Driessen, Senior Policy Advisor, CFACT This past week, the New York Times reported on Californias wildfires stating that Since 2012, according to state emergency management officials, there has not been a month without a wildfire burninga stark contrast to previous decades, when fire officials saw the...
  • WeWork is banning meat

    07/13/2018 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    WeWork is going meat-free and taking every one of its employees with it. The startup cited environmental concerns in announcing its immediate company-wide ban on meat. In an email sent Thursday, WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey told his 6,000 or so employees the company will no longer serve meat at employee events or reimburse them for meals that include red meat, poultry and pork. It's a bold move for the real estate behemoth believed to be worth $20 billion -- and the most assertive in a series of recent steps large companies have taken to promote sustainability.
  • Environmental red tape stalls border agents trying to fill drug-smuggler tunnels

    05/25/2018 2:08:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 5/25/18 | Alex Pappas
    Environmental red tape is causing long delays for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents. Frustrated agents complain the lengthy federal review process can stall critical tunnel-plugging efforts for months after passageways are first discovered. The tunnels are being used to move people, illegal drugs and even fake pharmaceuticals. But regulations stemming from laws like the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are putting "remediation"...
  • The Paris Climate Accords Are Looking More and More Like Fantasy

    03/27/2018 5:31:09 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/25/18 | David Wallace-Wells
    Remember Paris? It was not even two years ago that the celebrated climate accords were signed defining two degrees of global warming as a must-meet target and rallying all the worlds nations to meet it and the returns are already dispiritingly grim. This week, the International Energy Agency announced that carbon emissions grew 1.7 percent in 2017, after an ambiguous couple of years optimists hoped represented a leveling off, or peak; instead, were climbing again. Even before the new spike, not a single major industrial nation was on track to fulfill the commitments it made in the Paris...
  • Brain development disorders in children linked to environmental toxins

    03/25/2018 4:57:23 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 33 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 25, 2018 | Bilel Mughal
    Exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders, according to a review published in Endocrine Connections. The review describes how numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are essential for normal brain development in foetuses and young children, and suggests a need for greater public health intervention. We have reviewed the documented exposures of pregnant women and children to mixtures of thyroid-hormone-disrupting chemicals and propose that the data sets provide a plausible link to the recent increased incidence of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism...
  • Solar farms are cropping up in Will County, ILLINOIS

    09/05/2017 8:07:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune Southtown ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | Susan DeMar Lafferty
    Solar farms are cropping up in Will County As harvest season approaches, some Will County farmers may already be considering alternatives to the future of their corn and soybean fields. They are learning that the sun they now rely on to produce vegetables, could be harnessed into a new cash crop. Empowered by Illinois' new Future Energy Jobs Act, solar companies have approached area farmers in recent weeks about converting a portion of their property into solar farms. Cypress Creek Renewables, which currently operates solar farms in eight states, has an agreement with a landowner in Crete Township to convert...
  • Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess

    02/05/2017 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe, the Corps said in its...
  • VANITY:HOA wants to buy "mitigation bank" for community streams. COE/EPA take over.

    11/16/2016 6:17:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 20 replies
    16 NOV 16 | dcbryan1
    I went to our yearly HOA meeting last night. Some consultant with GBM Associates in Bryant, AR said that he is proposing a "Neighborhood mitigation bank" where we buy "credits" for letting the Corps of Engineers (COE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) get deeded our "wetlands", which are really 2 creeks, and dry tributaries. The consultant was honest. He said, no federal law dictates it, just a 1983 guidance. NO promises of making money, no guarantees that COE/EPA will do anything. Fines are possibe, like if my kid catches crawfish, or throws rocks in the lake/stream. Anyways, my wife and...
  • Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

    07/18/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/16 | Rachel Kaplan
    A recent advertisement, set to go up across Montreal was struck down, out of fear that it would offend the local Muslim population. The billboard ad, designed by the producers of The Rebel website, criticizes Mayor Denis Coderre for choosing "Charia [sic] oil" over Canadian oil, and features an image of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Coderre previously had struck down a bill to build an oil pipeline from Alberta, citing environmental...
  • Coast Guard to investigate after schoolchildren rescued from boat that sank in Chesapeake Bay

    06/03/2016 8:21:51 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/2/16 | Scott Dance & Luke Broadwater
    Coast Guard officials are investigating what caused a boat carrying schoolchildren to sink Wednesday evening after it struck something submerged near a former Navy bombing test site in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Trash left littered on side of railroad tracks after protests

    05/16/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 31 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 5/16/16 | Staff
    After nearly three days of environmental protesting, the Skagit County Sheriff's Office says trash was left littered on the side of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train track.
  • Dozens arrested in Washington state environmental protest (part of Break Free 2016 12-day campaign)

    05/15/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/15/16 | Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - Dozens of people were arrested in Washington state on Sunday, two days after protesters set up a blockade on railroad tracks leading to a pair of oil refineries as part of a global protest over dependence on fossil fuels, authorities said. The protesters, camping out on BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] tracks at Anacortes, Washington, about 70 miles (113 km) north of Seattle, refused police orders to disperse, said Katie McCulloch, a spokesman for the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management. All of the 52 protesters under arrest were charged with trespassing, while one person was also charged with resisting...
  • The Charade of the Climate Change Charlatans on Parade

    05/13/2016 8:57:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/16 | Megan Barth
    Hijacking the Environmental Movement What makes 350 so devious, is that they hijack public emotions (and ignorance) using phony divestment as a disorganizing tool to redirect activism away from effective work.Jay Taber A coalition of environmental activist groups, led by 350.org, is promoting a series of Break Free From Fossil Fuels training sessions and protests during May 4-15, 2016, at locations involved in fossil fuel production or transportation. The protests will occur at key sites related to production and transport of fossil fuels, including rail lines and yards, in the United States and Canada. The problem? 350.org only cares about...
  • Pope Francis Doesnt Understand How to Alleviate Poverty

    09/20/2015 1:35:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2015 | George F. Will
    Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a converts indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false, and deeply reactionary. They would devastate the poor on whose behalf he purports to speak if his policy prescriptions were not as implausible as his social diagnoses are shrill.