Fossil Fuels

What ExxonMobil Didn’t Say About Climate Change

Exxon Misled the Public on Climate Change, Study Says As ExxonMobil responded to news reports in 2015 that said that the company had spread doubt about the risks of climate change despite its own extensive research in the field, it urged the public to “read the documents” for themselves. Now two Harvard researchers have done just that, reviewing nearly 200…

Coal & Appalachia – 150 Years of False Promise. Maria Gunnoe Urges You to Go See Blood on the Mountain

Appalachia has been treated like the Third World of the U.S. for far too long. Since the end of the Civil War, the region has seen its natural resources extracted and sold, with all the profits shipped elsewhere. Its landscape has been radically scarred, leaving its streams polluted, its people sickened and killed, disposable to…

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest – Rebecca Solnit

Tuesday December 6 No one saw it coming. But on a Sunday, word came that the US Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawing permission to build the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river, just above the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. What do you do with a victory? Many on social media cautioned that this…

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

Statement from the Army Corps of Engineers: By U.S. Army December 4, 2016 Army POC: Moira Kelley (703) 614-3992, [email protected] The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced today.…

Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock

From filmmaker Lucian Read, creator of America Divided, comes this primer on the stand at Standing Rock.

Published on Nov 14, 2016.
Mni Wiconi features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline – DAPL. Interviews in the film include Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Dave Archambault II; Jodi Gillette, former White House advisor for Native American Affairs; Ladonna Allard, founder of Sacred Stone Camp; Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth; and Cody Hall, Red Warrior Camp spokesperson. Created by Divided Films with support from the WK Kellogg Foundation.

 

Read about this short film at Mother Jones.

 

‘Blood on the Mountain’: Why We Need a Red Neck Protest Anthem, Not a Hillbilly Elegy

Published on Friday, October 28, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Blood on the Mountain’: Why We Need a Red Neck Protest Anthem, Not a Hillbilly Elegy by Charles B. Keeney A place mired in poverty, a culture of guns, conservative religion, poorly educated people, an angry and embittered populace. These are common words used by journalists and writers to describe…