December 5, 2016

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DAPL on shaky financial ground

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CNBC is reporting that “Donald Trump has sold his entire stake in Energy Transfer Partners, the company overseeing construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.” Trump’s shares of the company created a possible conflict of interest for the president-elect, as his administration may determine the project’s fate amid ongoing protests from Native Americans and climate […]

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December 5, 2016

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Standing Rock celebration turns to action

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12/6/16:  Why they’re staying: A win for Standing Rock, but not a victory Near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (CNN)The sweet taste of victory has already begun to sour at the Oceti Sakowin Camp just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Over recent months, thousands of people have settled in this off-the-grid community, united in […]

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December 4, 2016

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Victory at Standing Rock!

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As thousands of Vets mustered at Standing Rock to protect and defend the Water Protectors from further assaults and violence from law enforcement and private security operators, the Army Corps of Engineers shocked the world with an announcement they will not approve an easement that will allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under […]

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November 17, 2016

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BLM Finalizes Long-Sought Protections for Colorado’s Thompson Divide

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Coalition Members Praise “Balanced Solution” for Nation’s Most Visited National Forest DENVER, CO – Cattlemen, recreational users and local governments praised a final Record of Decision issued by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today which legally canceled 25 undeveloped, improperly-issued oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area of the White River […]

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November 16, 2016

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Western Slope residents applaud new BLM methane rules

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BLM’s final rule will reduce oil & gas air pollution from industry development on public lands By Emily Hornback Today, the Obama Administration issued final standards to reduce flaring and venting associated with oil and gas development on federal and tribal lands. Since 2012, Western Colorado Congress, Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance and Citizens for Clean […]

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November 11, 2016

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You can’t spell Assange without “ass”

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I have a bone to pick with Julian Assange. On Election Day, Assange posted a rambling screed defending his right as WikiLeaks founder and editor to publish a drip-drip-drip of private emails over the past four months that reveal “what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself.” His words, not mine. In this “Assange […]

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November 4, 2016

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Fracking threatens unique desert oasis in west Texas

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New analysis: Global tourist destination Balmorhea Springs at risk from Apache oil & gas development Toyahvale & Dallas, TX — Released Thursday, a new scientific analysis of the system of springs feeding Texas’ Balmorhea State Park in the Chihuahuan Desert indicates that new oil and gas production proposed by Apache Corp. could pollute or otherwise […]

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November 3, 2016

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Amendment 71, the big lie

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Guest post by Phil Doe* The propaganda barrage from the corporate sponsors of constitutional Amendment 71 is part of a continuing effort by the oil and gas industry to make the state their oyster. The industry wants no interference from citizens who believe they should have the right to protect themselves, their homes, their children, […]

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November 2, 2016

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I stand with Standing Rock

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October 29, 2016: An estimated 30 Jingle Dress dancers took to the front line at Standing Rock. They danced about 150 yards away from where roughly nine armored police vehicles remained behind a wall of concrete barriers. [Video by Simon Moya-Smith via Facebook] Guest post by Claudette Konola* In Indian Country, one is often reminded […]

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October 29, 2016

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This Uprising

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You wouldn’t know it to look at me but my great grandmother on my dad’s side was full-blooded Ojibwe. My DNA test confirms I am 0.5% Native American. Minuscule as that may be, it’s what my dad taught me about the meaning of our proud heritage which is the source of my deep connection to […]

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