How Indigenous Kayactivists Protest Against Shell

The Lummi Youth Canoe leads kayaktivists to shores the Duwamish people used to inhabit for thousands of years. ALEX GARLAND

May 19, 2015, www.popularresistance.org | “Saturday’s action against the towering Arctic drilling rig now squatting in the port’s Terminal 5—originally Duwamish waters—was different, for lots of reasons.  It began early in the morning at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, where Duwamish chairwoman and elder Cecile Hansen prepped starchy biscuit mix to feed more than 50 mouths for the protest, her glasses soon flecked with flour. Native leaders and participants had traveled from all over to lead kayaktivists in native canoes that day, some coming in from Alaska. And Hansen, who can’t be much more than five feet tall, has been fighting for federal recognition of the Duwamish people for much of her life.”

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San Francisco Becomes The First City to Ban Sale of Plastic Bottles

May 10, 2015, globalflare.com | “In a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, a move that is building on a global movement to reduce the huge amount of waste from the billion-dollar plastic bottle industry.”

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One of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rigs Due in Puget Sound Failed a Coast Guard Inspection in Hawaii

The drill ship in the background is the Noble Discoverer, which recently failed a Coast Guard inspection of its oil-water separator in Hawaii.May 6, 2015, www.thestranger.com | “Just in case you thought that Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet was immune to causing problems in local waters, check out this news from VICE: One of Shell’s Arctic drilling rigs due in Puget Sound this month failed a Coast Guard inspection of some of its pollution control equipment in April.”

“The government doing it’s job One of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rigs Due in Puget Sound Failed a Coast Guard Inspection in Hawaii Just in case you thought that Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet was immune to causing problems in local waters, check out this news from VICE: One of Shell’s Arctic…”
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Alberta’s oil patch now in uncharted waters with NDP premier

Syncrude's Mildred Lake oil sands upgrader vent's into overcast skies as trucks haul dirt out of a former tailings pond north of Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday, April 27, 2014. (Amber Bracken for The Globe and Mail)May 6, 2015, www.theglobeandmail.com | “The Alberta oil patch is in uncharted political territory after the NDP’s unprecedented rise to power. The energy sector, the province’s dominant industry and one that’s been friendly with the Progressive Conservatives, will find itself dealing with a left-of-centre premier and ruling party that have been among its harshest critics on issues of royalties, taxes and environmental policy.”

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Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

May 4, 2015, www.omaha.com  | “Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can’t host Shell’s offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can’t host Shell’s offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.
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San Diego sues Monsanto for bay pollution & persistent contamination

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March 17, 2015, http://rt.com/usa | “According to the San Diego Reader, city agencies filed suit on Monday, alleging Monsanto hid its knowledge of the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Despite being aware of these facts, the company peddled its chemical compounds for industrial use, including shipbuilding, electrical component manufacture, food packaging and paint plasticizers.”

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Monsanto, despite knowing how harmful it was to people and environment, has continued to produce PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District has sued Monsanto for continuing to produce PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) despite how harmful it is to people and the environment. PCBs have also been illegal in the United States since 1979.

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change

ObamaApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must ‘act before it is too late,’ declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. ‘The United States is committed to our role as a global leader in the fight against climate change,’ he proclaimed.”

President Obama’s Earth Day Focus: Climate Change
WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015 (ENS) – Climate change is the greatest threat that faces humans today, and as a nation, the United States must “act before it is too late,” declared President Barack Obama in his 2015 Earth Day Proclamation. Visiting the Everglades today, Obama said, “Climate change can no longer be denied.”

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

PocanApril 22, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.”

Robert BrothersGoodNews FortheEarth Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings about the consequences if we fail.

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Meet the Scientist Who Is Standing Up to SeaWorld to Save Orcas From Captivity

 

April 7, 2015, www.takepart.com | “As activists turn up the heat against marine parks that keep killer whales in captivity, Ingrid Visser is helping fan the flames. The marine biologist has dedicated her life to studying, rescuing, filming, and even swimming with killer whales.”

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Dr. Ingrid Visser has dedicated her life to improving the welfare of killer whales.
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