Permit Hearing for Taiwanese Plastic Plant in Louisiana Turns into a Referendum on Environmental Racism
About 40 people attended the December 6 hearing in Valcherie, an unincorporated community in St. James Parish, Louisiana, located 50 miles west of New Orleans. It was held by representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will likely approve Enbridge’s insurance plan to pay for a worst-case spill scenario for the proposed Line 3 Project. This plan would be available to help pay for the damages to the State of Minnesota, tribes, and individuals. The proposed plan includes $940 million in insurance, with any additional cleanup costs paid by Enbridge. These additional costs above the $940 million would be passed on to consumers through a rate increase for shippers using their pipeline system.
Although Honor the Earth filed a motion in August that would allow the public access to the parts of Enbridge’s insurance policies related to oil spills, the public has not yet been allowed to see these policies.
Honor the Earth has identified a number of concerns with this insurance...Read more
Democracy Now!: Discussion on "Green New Deal" and the fight against pipline expansion w/ with Winona LaDuke
The December 7 episode of Democracy Now features Winona LaDuke being interviewed by Amy Goodman. Winona talks about all the "Green New Deal" and the fight against oil pipelines that have been planned to get Tar Sands out of Alberta and how most have fallen by the wayside leaving just Line 3 as the most likely one to get built.Read more
As expected, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today rejected requests to reconsider its approval of the Enbridge Line 3 crude oil pipeline through northern Minnesota. As predictable as it was, the decision remains heart breaking.Read more
I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to Thanksgiving with family and friends. Here, we will be having time with family and in ceremony. Our lodge has our fall ceremonies over the Thanksgiving weekend and we are grateful and blessed to be able to come together.
I am coming to you and your Friends with a request for donations to help the needy families of LCO. We need help…Read more
Understanding Climate ChangeRead more
Gov. Rick Snyder's administration recently requested that lawmakers earmark $4.5 million for "radar current mapping, as well as planning, oversight and legal services related to the proposed Mackinac Straits utility tunnel project."Read more
As of this morning, the price of the Western Canadian Select (tar sands benchmark crude oil) has dropped to just $15.69. Tar sands companies are now moving to actually cut back on production to avoid losing money.Read more
We need our Representatives to endorse the Green New Deal.
Representative-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has introduced a Resolution to create a new House Select Committee on a Green New Deal charged with creating a national climate plan that meets the scale of the climate crisis.Read more
This is the last Pipeline. Four other pipelines were proposed and they are all either cancelled or in legal limbo.Read more