A new report by Simon Fraser University researchers concludes the probability of a marine tanker oil spill for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is between 95.3% and 99.9% over the operating life of the project.
These tanker spill probabilities based on the US Oil Spill Risk Analysis model are much higher than the 18% probability estimated by Enbridge.
The report also forecasts an average of 15 pipeline spills per year on the Northern Gateway based on Enbridge’s actual pipeline spill record from 2002 to 2010.
The findings are contained in a report completed by Dr. Thomas Gunton, Director of the Resource and Environmental Planning Program at Simon Fraser University and Sean Broadbent. Read more...
By WINONA LADUKE
This Earth Day, let's quit being extremists.
That's what the U.S. economy relies on right now, and that's how the huge mineral and fossil fuel companies are making their money: extremism.
When they peel off layers of the Earth for oil and make poisonous tar sands, they are acting like extremists.
And when they crack and contaminate aquifers for natural gas, a process known as fracking, they are acting like extremists.
And when they blow off the top of a mountain for coal, or maybe just put an oil well in a pristine ecosystem and drill 20,000 feet down into the depths of our ocean, they are acting like extremists.
It is arrogant, and it is wrong.
And often, American Indians pay the price. Read more...
ManiFest 420: Music, Performance Art, Activism, Live Painting, Massage & Healing
~Nahko & Medicine For The People - CD RELEASE "Dark as Night"
~i like you.
Who wants some new Nahko & Medicine For The People music?! Mark Murphy (Wookiefoot front man) has just finished producing the new Nahko & Medicine For The People Album! The worldwide premier of the new album "Dark as Night" will be at ManiFest 420 at the Cabooze on Saturday April 20th!!
8:30-9:30: i like you.
9:30-10:00: Ben Suchy
10:00-11:00: Dustin Thomas Band
11:00: Fire Performance on Patio
11:00-11:30: Ben Suchy
11:30-1:30: Nahko & Medicine For The People
18+ $12 ADV/$15 DOS
LIVE PAINTING: By Annmarie Misik - facebook.com/RiDesign1 Read more...
Please distribute these resources and links widely. These links are all focused on the many concerns, actions, and impacts Native and First Nations have been raising in the push against tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.
*The Keystone XL tarsands oil pipeline will cross the drinking water pipeline of the Lakota Nation. The Lakota Nation tribe passed legislation opposing KXL and called upon every Lakota people to defend the water. In the words of one member of the Lakota Nation: "We will defend the water. The federal government, Transcanada or whoever will defend the Keystone is going to have to put us in jail, or kill us."
*The Oglala Sioux have passed a resolution through their tribal government to stop Keystone XL from entering their Treaty Territory Read more...
Industrial Economy is not the Only Economy
March 21, 2013
Economic development is a word that gets tossed around a lot on the Navajo Nation. It seems that tossing the word around is as far as it gets. When you look at the economic development in our communities, chances are you are sure to find gas stations, Laundromats, car washes, or fast food chains.
There is also another form of economic development that we don't see, but it supplies our tribe with a significant amount of revenue. Read more...