Energy & Fuel

NY Rejects a Natural Gas Pipeline, and Federal Regulators Say That's OK

"In a setback for the fossil fuel industry, federal energy regulators rejected a petition from the Constitution Pipeline Company to overturn New York State's denial of a water permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline. Without the permit, the pipeline can't be built."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/17/2018

DOJ Helped Prosecutor Target Facebook Records of Anti-Pipeline Activists

"Nine months after pipeline opponents in Washington state staged a protest that blocked freeway traffic, Facebook ended a protracted legal standoff with a county prosecutor, turning over detailed records on the indigenous-led group behind the demonstration."

Source: The Intercept, 01/15/2018

"Beyond Standing Rock: Environmental Justice Suffered Setbacks in 2017"

"Humvees with heavily armed county, state and federal agents rolled into what remained of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota in early 2017. With a U.S. Department of Homeland Security helicopter circling low overhead and heavy machinery preparing to topple anything in their path, the camp's last few holdouts torched their tipis and fled across the frozen Cannonball River to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/15/2018

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