Oil - Pipelines

Democracy Now!, August 13, 2014

Patrick Cockburn and Glenn Greenwald discussed the U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and the role of oil in the conflict with Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh on Democracy Now! Wednesday. 

Read the transcripts and watch the full show at DemocracyNow.org. 



SCNCC, August 12, 2014

A new study from the journal Nature Climate Change challenges the official narrative surrounding the proposed Keystone XL put forward by the State Department and lauded by the oil industry -- mainly that the impact the pipeline will have on our Earth's atmosphere will be insignificant.

Dan Kellar, Rachel Avery, rabble.ca, August 9, 2014

This is an interview with Lana, a blockader at the Dam Line 9 occupation in Innerkip. Lana will talk about why blockaders are concerned about Line 9 and what is happening on site.

The occupation of a construction site on Line 9 site is continuing Friday, August 8.

Hal Hodson, New Scientists, August 10, 2014

Try not to faint from shock. The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Canadian oil through the US, will make climate change worse. It will boost global emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 110 million tonnes per year. The finding will step up the pressure on US president Barack Obama to stop the pipeline being built.

Brian Ward, socialistworker.org, August 9, 2014

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.

CP, Canadian Press, August 6, 2014

Protesters set up a blockade at an Enbridge pipeline site in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday, disrupting work on what is called Line 9.

The demonstration at Innerkip north of Woodstock started early in the morning and was aimed at preventing installation of a valve.

Protest spokeswoman Rachel Avery said the valve was being installed near the Thames River, which isn't adequately protected from the risk of a spill.

"We're very concerned about the severe impacts of Line 9 on waterways, including the nearby Thames river," Avery said.

Lindsay Abrams, Salon, August 4, 2014

Why did the Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental NGO, permit an oil and gas company to drill a well on land it pledged to protect?

Chris Williams, Truthout, July 27, 2014

Despite efforts to economically colonize the ancient cultures and peoples that populate Morocco, a strong resistance movement is fighting back.

Umair Muhammad, July 23, 2014

On July 14 a dozen or so activists staged an occupation of a worksite in Toronto associated with Enbridge’s Line 9, an oil pipeline that runs across the Province of Ontario. Double the number of activists, including some from the July 14 occupation, disrupted work at another pipeline site outside of Cambridge, Ontario on July 17 and 18. Almost 40 years in age, Line 9 was built to carry conventional oil from Montreal to Southern Ontario.


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