The DaPL Controversy Explained

By now, you’ve probably encountered the conflict between the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the energy company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). Maybe you’ve seen the ubiquitous #NoDAPL hashtag, noted the celebrity arrests, or even panicked as you thought half your Facebook friends had suddenly booked tickets to North Dakota. The fight is a complex one, […]

Pennsylvania Pipeline Leaks 55,000 Gallons of Gas Into Potential Drinking Water

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 […]

Scott Audette, Reuter's

Bernie Sanders calling for stop to Dakota pipeline

WASHINGTON Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and four other U.S. senators on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to order a comprehensive environmental review of a pipeline project that has stirred widespread opposition from Native Americans and environmental activists. After a federal appeals court on Sunday night denied a request to halt construction of […]

(Courtesy Mike Daniels)

Study: Global Warming The Cause Of More Destructive Fires

A new study of Western forest fires confirms what is already apparent – wildfire seasons are getting longer and more destructive. But researchers with the University of Idaho and Columbia University also say humans are to blame. The study made public Monday says human-caused global warming contributed an additional 16,000 square miles of burned forests […]

Dave Matthews Band performs for Pipeline protestor

Singer-songwriter David Matthews is headlining a Obama administration-sponsored concert for the benefit of a Democratic congressional candidate involved in protests to stop the building of a controversial oil pipeline. The “Turnaround: Arts Sings With Standing Rock” will feature performances by Matthews, Mic Jordan, Ledisi, DJ IZ, among other B-list celebrities. A poster for the show […]