Published on Thursday, December 31, 2015 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer As the year draws to a close, it’s worth noting a handful of progressive gains that people-power made possible: Feelin’ the Bern Despite the lack of coverage in corporate media about the Vermont Independent and his presidential bit, Sen. Bernie Sanders and his call for […]
Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Common Dreams by Nadia Prupis, staff writer The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) broke its own internal rules when it spied on Keystone XL opponents in Texas, violating guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming overly involved in complex political issues, a new report by the Guardian andEarth Island Journal published Tuesday […]
Keystone PipeLIES Exposed from Center for Media and Democracy on Vimeo. This film, produced by the Center for Media and Democracy, debunks the claims of proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline regarding jobs, energy security, gas prices, safety, and climate change. More information about this film and research project, “Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,” at pipeliesexposed.org.
Published on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Internal strategy documents prepared by a public relations firm on behalf of Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada reveal details of an enormous and well-organized effort by the oil industry to neutralized the transnational grassroots movement which has grown up around the industry’s effort to […]
Though no injuries reported, accident highlights enormous risk of fossil fuel transport
ruling shows that the oil industry and the world’s largest corporations can’t run roughshod over the Tribe, the people of Idaho or our nations’ most precious natural assets
colluded with an FBI/DHS Fusion Center in Nebraska, labeling non-violent activists as possible candidates for “terrorism” charges and other serious criminal charges.
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group – has historical ties to Big Tobacco; published a study declaring “safe” a Caspian Sea pipeline that ended up spilling 70,000 barrels of oil; and has a client list that includes Koch Industries, ConocoPhilips and ExxonMobil – corporations all with skin in the tar sands game. ExxonMobil’s Pegasus Pipeline recently spilled 189,000 gallons of tar sands crude into a Mayflower, Arkansas neighborhood.