THE PEOPLE'S Climate March in New York City on September 21 will draw people from around the world who want to raise their voices in favor of a future without environmental destruction. Leading up to the march, the NYC Climate Convergence will hold a conference on September 19 and 20 to bring together activists to discuss the issues facing the climate justice movement and project a radical voice in the coming struggles.
Virginia-based Dominion Energy is planning a $3.8 billion project to build the East Coast’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export center at Cove Point in Southern Maryland. Cove Point sits on the Chesapeake Bay in a rural beach community surrounded by state park land just 30 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.
BACK IN June, President Barack Obama made a presidential visit to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, located in North and South Dakota--his first such trip since becoming president.
The people of Standing Rock are part of the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota (Sioux) tribe and are ancestors of Sitting Bull, one of the most famous Native resisters to expansion--he was a leader in the Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho victory over the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.
Natural gas has become the Obama Administration's solution for what the White House describes as a “new clean energy future” in the United States. Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking, is the gateway to this future. Yet, contrary to many of the talking points from the industry and the White House, this gas is attained dangerously and won’t necessary even stay in the U.S.
The Cowboy Indian Alliance arrived in Washington, D.C. last week to send its message of resistance against the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat of further environmental destruction on the Great Plains and beyond.