BREAKING: Pennsylvania Pipelines Bursts, Leaks 55,000 Gallons Of Gas Into One Of US’ Most Endangered Rivers

A pipeline owned by the same company behind Dakota Access leaked 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a major river, endangering the drinking water of six million people.

A pipeline managed by Sunoco logistics burst Thursday night after heavy rainfall in Pennsylvania. The spill dumped 55,000 gallons of gasoline into Wallis Run, a tributary of the Loyalsock Creek that drains into the Susquehanna River. The breach was detected at 3 am when the pressure of the pipeline dropped significantly, leading Sunoco to shut down the pipeline. Though the pipeline has been shut down, the heavy rains that led to the leak are expected to continue, so the actual break in the pipeline will remain unidentified until the weather clears. The Pennsylvania water authorities have warned customers to refrain from using water from the river as a precaution. No official data has been released regarding how long the ban on water use will continue.

The Susquehanna had previously been declared the third most endangered river in the US by the NGO American Rivers. It has come under threat due to the development of the natural gas industry, particularly the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Fracking has caused major problems in the US due to the so-called “Cheney’s loophole” that exempts natural gas companies from the vast majority of US environmental regulations. Many other rivers in the US are endangered by fracking. American Rivers has said that fracking “poses one of the greatest risks our nation’s rivers have faced in decades. We are taking a major gamble on the clean drinking water for millions of Americans.”

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BREAKING: Cops Mass Arrest and Brutally Pepper Spray 83 Native Americans Who Were Praying For An End To The ILLEGAL Dakota Access Pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff department and police carried out a brutal attack on Native Americans as they gathered for prayer today.

Native Americans and supporters defending the water of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline were beaten with batons by police, pepper sprayed and thrown to the ground, according to Brenda Norrell of Censored News.

More than 80 water protectors were arrested today during another unprovoked attack by police on peaceful water protectors.

Tipiwizin, a young mother at Standing Rock, called out for help, urging all those who came and camped at Standing Rock to return.

“The police, the military, armored vehicles, assault rifles, they are chasing our people, surrounded our people, chasing them into the river.”

Watching the live stream today, she said, “I started crying, holding my baby daughter, because we come from people who were chased down, hunted down and gunned down by the military and the police. History is repeating itself. All those stories we were raised with, that we carry in our hearts, of our people, fleeing, running, racing, for our lives, just to live. We are the grandchildren and great grandchildren of those who survived the US Government federally mandated massacres on our people.”

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BREAKING : Standing Rock Water Protectors Running, Surrounded, Arrests Underway

 Message from water protector: “Sitting at the hospital in Fort Yates because today at the action the police maced, and hit innocent people with their batons. Our fellow youth council members were hit with a baton multiple times because they tried to protect the children. One of us got arrested and another is in the hospital. This is what they are doing to us. Police brutality at its finest people. We are unarmed. We are peaceful & prayerful. Come stand with standing rock. Pray for us please!”

STANDING ROCK CAMP — Water protectors were pepper sprayed and thrown to the ground by police. About 200 water protectors carried out a prayer walk on Saturday morning, where one lock down was underway at sunrise.

Eighty by heavily armed Morton County Sheriff and police.
The arrests include Lorenzo, Unicorn Riot live streamer. This makes the fifth Unicorn Riot live streamer arrested.
The location is three miles west of 1806. Hwy 1806 closed in both directions Saturday morning.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Pull Out $2.6 Trillion in Fossil Fuel Investments

Leonardo DiCaprio has long since come out against big oil companies and their effect on the environment.  Now in an influential display of force this past fall, DiCaprio and over 2,000 people and 400 institutions have pulled out their funds in fossil fuel companies, representing an extraordinary $2.6 trillion in investments.

Pulling out their investments, or divesting, is part of a global movement to divest funds from fossil fuel industries and invest instead in new climate solutions. According to, in only three years since its conception in 2014, more than $3.4 trillion in total assets have moved money out of “planet heating fossil fuels and into climate solutions” (download their full report for the whole text).

In 1998, he created the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, whose mission statement is “dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants”. The foundation is focused on protecting biodiversity, wildlands, and ocean conservation and most vocally, climate change. His foundation has awarded $45 million worth of grants in over 65 environmental organizations to promote economic sustainability.

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BREAKING! Senator Bernie Sanders & Others Demand Obama Permanently Halt Dakota Access Pipeline

Senator Bernie Sander has joined with four other Senators in order to call on President Obama to bring a halt to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline so that a full environmental and cultural review can be completed.

Sanders, Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) all signed the letter which called for the revoking of all permits and easements until the proper investigations can be made.

This request echoes those made in recent weeks, though previous efforts have been overturned by local courts or ignored by the construction company altogether.

The protests at the site of the proposed pipeline have continued for months as Native Americans and activist allies join together to try and stop what they view as an attack both on the environment, and on their history and culture.

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BREAKING: Sheriff FINALLY Pulls Deputies Back From North Dakota Pipeline Deployment

The Dane County Sheriff’s who were sent to North Dakota to aid police at the contested Dakota Access Pipeline will return home.

Mahoney said after talking with “a wide cross-section of the community who all share the opinion that ourdeputies should not be involved in this situation,” he decided to stop participating by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office only after one week of participation. The initial plan was to rotate three teams of deputies Sunday-to-Sunday, Mahoney said.

Though Mahoney said his decision did not hinge on any single incident, he did cite reduced reimbursement of costs also played a part in the decision.

 Ten deputies and three supervisors joined the caravan of law enforcement officers including 43 Wisconsin officers responding to a call for help from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

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BREAKING: Army Corps Says DAPL Must Hold Off On Resuming Pipeline Work

At this time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refuses to authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota. The corps also reiterated its previous request for the pipeline company to voluntarily stop work on private land in the area.

According to Associated Press, the corps’ statement came in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling Sunday that allowed construction to resume on the pipeline within 20 miles of Lake Oahe. That ruling sparked a large protest Monday in North Dakota that led to the arrest of 27 people, including “Divergent” actress Shailene Woodley, who is known for her activism.

AP said that a joint statement from the Justice Department, Interior Department and the corps said it was not ready to allow pipeline work to continue on its land bordering and under Lake Oahe, a reservoir that the agency manages on the Missouri River and the water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It also called on pipeline owner Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners to voluntarily stop work in the area; ETP didn’t respond to a request from The Associated Press for comment Sunday or Monday.

The Standing Rock Sioux Nation has had sacred sites, that were supposed to be protected, already destroyed by ETP workers during the construction. They say the pipeline, which will cross through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois, will destroy more cultural artifacts and sacred sites and will also pollute the drinking water. The tribe had asked the appeals court to continue blocking work on the section of pipeline while it appeals a lower-court ruling from September that let work on the entire pipeline go forward.

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Oil Is Seeping From A North Dakota Hillside

An oil leak in North Dakota is seeping from a hillside and is thousands of gallons larger than initially reported last month, state officials say.

About 504 barrels of oil or more than 20,000 gallons of the highly polluting substance have been recovered since the line leak occurred July 19, the North Dakota Department of Health said in a press release Friday.

The company, Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC, first said the equivalent of two barrels of oil had been spilled at a facility in the western town of Belfied. But state investigations found the spillage is considerably larger.

Karl Rockeman, director of the Division of Water Quality, said to the Grand Forks Herald Friday that oil was seeping out of a hillside in multiple locations. The actual size of the spill is still undetermined and current figures may also be inaccurate. “It may be larger than that yet as well,” Rockeman said referring to the most recent estimates.

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Documentary Filmmaker Faces Up to 45 Years in Prison for Covering Pipeline Protest

In the same week that activist and celebrity Shailene Woodley was arrested while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, a documentary producer was arrested at yet another pipeline protest and charged with conspiracy.

Deia Schlosberg, producer of the 2016 film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” was following the actions of activists in North Dakota who were protesting against a pipeline. Both activists and documentarian Schlosberg were arrested by police and charged with conspiracy to commit theft of property and services.

Protesters were attempting to take matters into their own hands and planned to physically stop the flow of crude oil through valve stations at five locations on Tuesday. Schlosberg attended the event in order to document the protest – something a journalist often does.

The filmmaker continues to be held in jail and all three arrested appeared in court on Thursday for a bond hearing. None were bailed and they all remain in police custody.

According to fellow filmmaker Josh Fox, Schlosberg has been charged with three felony charges, carrying some serious penalties.

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Police Killing of Unarmed Native American Continues To Receive Little Media Attention

The tragic case of Corey Kanosh, 35, has received very little media attention, in spite of the growing outrageover police shootings of unarmed, innocent citizens.

In Corey’s case, we are not dealing with an African American man shot by white cops, but an unarmed Native American man who was suspected of crimes that he was later proven innocent of, who was given only seconds before police opened fire on him.

Corey was a member of the Paiute Tribe of Utah. In spite of the historical injustices committed by the State against Native Americans, his story has received virtually no national attention. Now, his friends and family have been pushing to move the legal process forward, but so far they have only raised a tiny amount of money.

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