Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Featured, Press Release

Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico

For Immediate Release Friday, May 13, 2016 Contact: Dallas Goldtooth, 708-515-6158, dallas@ienearth.org Monique Verdin, 504-330-0768, moniquemverdin@gmail.com Faith Gemmill, 907-750-0188, redoilone@gmail.com Royal Dutch Shell Spills Over 88,000 Gallons of Crude Oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  Spills Occurs as Gulf Coast Citizens Prepare to Speak Out Against Offshore Drilling in Washington DC New Orleans, LA – On thursday, an 88,200 gallon oil spill was discovered in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, forcing Royal Dutch Shell to shut in all wells that flow to its Brutus platform. An oil sheen 2 miles wide and 13 miles long, 2100 barrels equal to 90,000 gallons (or at least thats what being reported), from a Shell owned leaky pipeline, 2900 feet below the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said an oil sheen 2 miles wide by 13 miles long was visible in the sea about 97 miles off the Louisiana coast. The spill occurred 2900 feet below sea level. This Sunday, thousands will mobilize...

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Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Featured, Press Release

Run for Your Life Pipeline Fighters Complete 500-mile Run

Run for Your Life Pipeline Fighters Complete 500-mile Run

Press Release: May 3rd, 2015 Contacts Jessye Stein, peopleoverpipelines@gmail.com , 605-223-5930 Manape LaMere (712)-204-0570 Omaha, NE – On April 24th, dozens of Native and Non-Native runners, primarily youth, set forth from Cannonball, ND, on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe reservation, to embark on a 500-mile relay run to Omaha, NE. Their goal was to deliver a message to the Army Corp of Engineers that they “resist the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline from crossing beneath sacred water [the Missouri River] needed for life.” Today, that group which goes by the name “People Over Pipelines”, accomplished that goal. The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, backed by Texas based Energy Transfer Partners, is a 1,168-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that would carry Bakken crude from western North Dakota to a distribution hub Illinois on route for refinement in the Gulf Coast. If built, the Dakota Access Pipeline would transport as much as 450,000 barrels of oil per day with a future capacity of 570,000 barrels per day. “As we our approaching the end...

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Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Featured, Press Release

CALL TO ACTION: Army Corp of Engineers to Hold Public Meetings on the Dakota Access Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION: Army Corp of Engineers to Hold Public Meetings on the Dakota Access Pipeline

CALL TO ACTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12. 2016 Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti: Camp of the Sacred Stones Cannonball, ND– We the land and water protectors at the Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti, or Camp of the Sacred Stones who are standing in defense of Sacred Water in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, have learned that the Army Corp of Engineers has heeded the call of the First Nations and will have public meetings on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We are calling on all who stand in opposition to this proposed Dakota Access pipeline, which directly threatens the water of Native communities and all surrounding communities on the Cannon Ball and Missouri River water to come and tell the Army Corp of Engineers in person why you do not want this pipeline. The issues of the propose Dakota Access Pipeline are • Direct violation of our Treaty rights in the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties. • Tribes still have claim on land that has not been...

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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Featured, Press Release

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet

No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet Despite the ban on Protest in Paris, we will be there to raise our voices against war, racism and pollution profiteering. We stand in solidarity with the countless victims of recent violence in Paris, Beirut, and Mali, as well as their families and loved ones. The It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm delegation of over 100 frontline leaders from climate impacted communities across the US and Canada, including the Arctic, united under the slogan: No War, No Warming – Build an Economy for People and Planet. We stand against the criminalization of the defenders of Mother Earth and the illegitimate criminalization of protest, in particular during the COP21. Civil society, popular movements, indigenous movements and society in general have the right to raise their voices in dissent, especially when our futures are being negotiated. The voices of Indigenous peoples, youth, women and frontline communities need to provide guidance in these negotiations, now more than ever. Climate...

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