“Yesterday, the devil came here,…Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today…” Mr. Chavez said, in 2006 comments at the United Nations. Then Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made the sign of the cross, brought his hands together as if in prayer and glanced toward the ceiling.Read more
The Enbridge pipeline company is asking for a “ certificate of need” on July l7 at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. This certificate would enable the company to double the capacity of the present Alberta Clipper pipeline carrying tar sands dilbit (diluted bitumen) to the Superior refinery. The pipeline passes through hundreds of miles of Minnesota, and the Red Lake, Leech Lake and Fond du Lac reservations. The current flow is 440,000 barrels per day. Enbridge is submitting permits to increase the barrel flow to 570,000 bpd and then eventually to 800,000 barrels per day. I believe it is a certificate of greed. The Minnesota PUC should not grant this permit.Read more
This morning I awoke thinking of Jancita Eagle Deer. I am sure she is watching us, from the other side, the side of the spirits. She is watching as Congress debates the Violence Against Women Act, and hoping someone remembers her.Read more
Our relatives in Canada, and around the world, need our voices in the coming days as the fate of the Keystone Xl Pipeline is set to be discussed by the US Senate on Tuesday. The vote will be close. ALL of our voices are needed to call on your Senators to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Tar Sands are destroying the homelands, and poisoning the communities of our Cree relatives, and contributing to global warming. Those Red Lakers have been camping on top of a Tar Sands Pipeline that illegally crosses their territory for over a week now. We need to tell these senators to LISTEN to us. While the final decision is still in the hands of the State Dept and White House, we need our representatives to put the pressure on, and fairly advocate for us.Read more
In Renewable Energy for Future Generations
Stop Navajo Nation from Buying BHP Billiton Navajo Mine
Right now, the Navajo Nation President BenShelley, Council Delegate Lorenzo Bates and Speaker Naize are Pursuing to buy BHP Billiton Navajo Mine by July,1 2013.
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.Read more
ManiFest 420: Music, Performance Art, Activism, Live Painting, Massage & HealingRead more
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.Read more
By Jonathan Crawford
The U.S. Supreme Court indicated May 20 it will not reconsider a federal appeals court's rejection of a lawsuit by Alaskan natives against a group of energy producers for the harm allegedly caused by the companies' contribution to global warming.Read more
Just because you say something at a federal hearing doesn’t mean it’s accurate. A couple of weeks ago, North Dakota Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms told Congress that the Keystone pipeline would save North Dakota lives. “The Keystone XL pipeline could mean three to six fewer traffic deaths per year in North Dakota as a result of reduced truck traffic, the state’s top oil and gas regulator says,” The Forum reported.Read more