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This Thanksgiving, Tell A Story Of Cowboys And Indians With A Happy Ending

Yara Zgheib | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Yara Zgheib

Then perhaps you could tell a more recent story of Indians and cowboys. Of the Standing Rock Sioux and Energy Transfer Partners in a stand off over a stretch of land; that spot where Montana meets North Dakota, that is rich in oil reserves.

Lobbyist for Dakota Access Formerly Led Army's "Restore Iraqi Oil" Program

Steve Horn | Posted 11.05.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: C-SPAN Screenshot Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Robert Crear, one of the lobbyists working for Dakota Access pipeline co-owners Energy ...

Documentary Exposes Exploitation of Native American People in North Dakota

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

"A Different American Dream" will be shown for the first time in North America on October 15, 2016 at the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American ...

Did a Front Group Use Pro-Dakota Access Pipeline Fake Accounts on Twitter, Led by GOP-Tied Firm?

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Image Credit: Twitter A DeSmog investigation has revealed the possibility that a front group supporting the controver...

Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used PSYOPs Tactics for BP

Steve Horn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil...

Seeing Clearly For The Very First Time

Cate Montana | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

We are in the midst of watching humanity awakening to what it is and is not true: what is and is not valuable; what is and is not sustainable; what is and is not worth a moment's thought.

Ban Oil Trains For Good

Marc Yaggi | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Marc Yaggi

Just a little over two months ago, a disastrous oil train derailment occurred in Mosier, Oregon, spilling 47,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil from Nort...

To Stop "Bomb Trains," I Honeymooned in Jail

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Should we go to trial, many of us will be arguing we did this out of necessity, in order to prevent a far greater looming evil -- of being incinerated in our sleep, of doing nothing to stop this deadly fossil fuel cargo while hundreds of thousands of people die each year from floods, disease, malnutrition, and heat stress due to climate change.

Elected Officials Join the Call to Stop Oil Trains: 2016 #StopOilTrains Week of Action

Todd Paglia | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

This week people gather at 60 events across North America to mark the third anniversary of the Lac Megantic oil train disaster. Stand organizes the St...

Top 5 Reasons To Ban Oil Trains Immediately

Todd Paglia | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

On Friday, June 3rd, a crude oil train traveled through the scenic Columbia River Gorge, a national treasure and one of the most beautiful spots in a country blessed with some of the most stunning places on Earth.

'Green News Report' - May 5, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Massive wildfire forces evacuations in Canada's tar sands oil country; FL...

What Does Sex Have to Do With It?

Jane Wells | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact
Jane Wells

Sex trafficking, genocide, environmental degradation. All these issues are happening side by side, often intertwined and very often under our noses in plain sight.

'Green News Report' - February 2, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Ted Cruz promises to eliminate all energy subsidies -- but there's a...

In North Dakota's Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

While other parts of the west were overtaken with the fracking boom, the Turtle Mountain Band said no thanks. Here's the difference it made.

Federal Court Gives Blessing to Covertly Approved Enbridge Cross-Border Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogA federal court has ruled that the Enbridge Alberta Clipper (Line 67) cross-border tar sands pipeline expansion project, p...

There's an Easy Fix to Stop Oil "Bomb Trains," So Why Isn't Government Requiring It?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 09.17.2016 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The success of their misdirection campaign is evident -- the mainstream media is largely overlooking this critical issue when the public needs referees to ask the tough questions on this vulnerability in our crude oil by rail protocols.

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

Steve Horn | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final chapter of a years-long legal battle in federal courts.

Bombs in Our Backyards

Michael Brune | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

If we keep shipping dangerous oil by train under unsafe conditions, it's only a matter of time before there is another tragedy. The Department of Transportation estimated that we could see a disaster like the one at Lac-Mégantic every two years. What's more, it could happen almost anywhere.

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

'Green News Report' - May 7, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.07.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Huge, political clean sweep for social progressives in Alberta, Canada, h...

Is This Where Investors Should Be Looking When Oil Recovers

James Stafford | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
James Stafford

When oil prices recover--and plenty of analysts think the climb back up will start soon--Canada's western frontier of Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta will "still have the edge", according to a report from TD Economics.

Propane "Mega-Bomb" Trains: What Could Go Wrong?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Transportation forecasts 207 train derailments over the next 20 years involving oil and ethanol trains, causing billions of dollars in damages and untold loss of life. Now we have a new type of "bomb train" to add to the list: propane bomb trains.

BNSF Challenges Lawsuit From Engineer Who Ran For His Life From Exploding Oil "Bomb Train"

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has responded defensively to the oil-by-rail lawsuit filed by former BNSF locomotive engineer Bryan Thompson, a case recently reported on by DeSmogBlog.

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in December 2013 has sued his former employer.

What Happens To A Boomtown When Oil Gets Cheap?

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | Green

By Ernest Scheyder CROSBY, N.D., Jan 11 (Reuters) - Just over a decade ago, this sleepy farming community on the fringe of North Dakot...