24 Sep 2019

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Blankenship’ By DIIV

DIIV’s tune appears to refer to Don Blankenship, the climate change denier and former CEO of Massey Energy Company, the sixth-largest coal mining company in the United States. He was sentenced to prison for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.

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The Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo by criminalintent on Flickr.
30 Jul 2018

Dakota Access Pipeline Company’s Lawsuit Against BankTrack For Sending Letters Dismissed By Federal Judge

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Energy Transfer Partners against an environmental and human rights organization, BankTrack, for its advocacy against their Dakota Access Pipeline project. BankTrack is based in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and as the court describes, the organization uses “engagement and public pressure to stop banks from

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05 Jul 2018

With Construction Temporarily Halted, How Resistance Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Has Unfolded

Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which faced protests from environmental activists and residents in West Virginia and Virginia, was temporarily halted in June.

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BNSF oil train. Photo by Raymond Shobe (bossco) on Flickr.
30 Jan 2018

Washington Activists Sue For Right To Ban Fossil Fuel Trains

Activists in Spokane are suing the U.S. government for violating the “constitutional right” to a “livable climate” by prohibiting bans against fossil fuel trains.

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Photo by steezandcrackers on Flickr.
17 Oct 2017

Logging Company’s Attack On Environmental Activist Groups Dismissed By Federal Court

A lawsuit by logging company Resolute Forest Products to suppress environmental activism by Greenpeace and Stand.earth was dismissed by a federal court.

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