Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

"Minnesota Court Affirms Approval Of Line 3 Oil Pipeline"

"The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators’ key approvals of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week."

Source: AP, 06/15/2021

IG: Park Police Didn’t Clear Lafayette Square Protesters For Trump Visit

"When the U.S. Park Police led law enforcement officers into a crowd of mostly peaceful protesters outside Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020, including officers equipped with chemical irritants and officers on horseback, they did so as part of a plan made days earlier to build a fence around the park to protect officers, not to facilitate the visit minutes later by President Donald Trump to a nearby church, an inspector general’s report released Wednesday concluded."

Source: Washington Post, 06/10/2021

"Keystone XL Pipeline Developer Pulls Plug On Controversial Project"

"The firm behind the Keystone XL pipeline officially scrapped the project on Wednesday, months after President Biden revoked a cross-border permit for the controversial pipeline and more than a decade after political wrangling over its fate began."

Source: Washington Post, 06/10/2021

"Line 3 Foes In Northern MN Block Road, Chain Themselves To Equipment"

"A summer of ramped-up opposition to the Line 3 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota kicked off Monday as some 1,000 opponents began protesting and disrupting construction work, starting with a blockade at the entrance of an Enbridge Energy pump station south of Itasca State Park."

Source: Inside Climate News, 06/08/2021

Is Investor Activism Really Greening Corporate Policy?

Corporate boardrooms are increasingly arenas in the fight over the future of energy and the environment, making it vital for journalists to understand the players, their motivations and the potential impacts on business planning. The new Issue Backgrounder explores the implications of recent news around investment policy, explaining some of its origins and deciphering the shifting scrimmage ahead.

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"Save Fairy Creek: The Battle Over Western Canada's Ancient Forests"

"The dispute over felling British Columbia’s ancient forests has been thrust into the limelight by a months-long blockade of private logging company Teal Jones in the Fairy Creek watershed on western Vancouver Island. Protests that started last August have intensified in recent weeks, leading to more than 150 arrests."

Source: Reuters, 06/07/2021

Before You Cover That Pipeline Protest, Check the Law

At least 16 states currently have critical infrastructure anti-protest laws that could sweep up journalists on the scene, reports the latest TipSheet. The laws, which more states are considering, apply to pipelines, but sometimes other facilities that impact the environment too, like powerlines, dams, port facilities and refineries. How to keep track and avoid going to jail.

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Canadian Journalists Take RCMP to Court Over Fairy Creek Access Bans

"The Canadian Association of Journalists, along with a group of news organizations and press freedom groups, says it plans to take the RCMP to court over its decision to restrict media coverage at the Fairy Creek blockades. Journalists from all over B.C. have been covering the demonstrations against the logging of old-growth trees near Port Renfrew."

Source: CBC News, 05/27/2021

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