Archive | Environment RSS feed for this archive
Wildlife biologist Gerggory Jennings shows off a new sign he created for the Penokee Hills Heritage Park Facebook Page, with Paul DeMain.

Penokee Water Protectors Still Patrolling the Hills

February 19, 2017 by Barbara With Water protectors in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin convened yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of stopping the construction of a 22-mile open-pit mountaintop removal iron ore mine in the watershed of Lake Superior. In 2011, lawyers for mining company Gogebic Taconite (GTac) were allowed to re-write Wisconsin mining […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
February 1, 2017 eviction of Last Child Camp. Photo courtesy of Redhawk, Standing Rock Rising.

Trump Regime Targets Water Protectors in Camp Eviction

February 2, 2017 by Barbara With Seventy-six water protectors were arrested yesterday near the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers when they refused to leave the newly established Last Child camp. Last Child Camp moved across the road from Oceti Sakowin, which is being vacated due to the high potential for spring flooding. Chase Iron Eyes was […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
John Bolenbaugh speaking to a full house at the Black Cat Cafe in Ashland, January 9, 2017. Photo: David Joe Bates

Battle Heats Up Over Enbridge Pipelines in the North

January 12, 2017 by Barbara With Enbridge whistleblower John Bolenbaugh made a series of appearances around Lake Superior this week, speaking about his experiences with an Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2010. Bolenbaugh’s truth-telling forced Enbridge to re-clean several dozen areas that had been approved as 100% clean by Enbridge, the EPA and the Michigan Department […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
BRB logo

Bad River Band Denies Renewal of Enbridge Line 5 Grant of Easement

January 5, 2017 Tribe calls for decommissioning and removal at Bad River, WI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P.O. Box 39 Odanah, Wisconsin 54861 CONTACT: Dylan Jennings Bad River Tribal Council DylanJennings@badriver-nsn.gov (715) 348-6594 Odanah, WI, January 5, 2017- The Bad River Tribal Council passed a formal resolution Wednesday evening, January 4th that established the Tribes decision […]

5 Comments Continue Reading →
John Bolenbaugh. Photo: helppa.org

Enbridge whistleblower John Bolenbaugh brings his message to Lake Superior

January 4, 2017 by Barbara With Click HERE to RSVP to events John Bolenbaugh is coming to the Chequamegon Bay area for a two-day intensive to share his experiences as a former clean-up worker for S.E.T Environmental and to tell the story of how he became a whistleblower for the largest tar sands oil spill in North American […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
img_6799

Why Standing Rock Still Matters

December 31, 2016  by Dena Eakles “Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
Water protectors being tear gassed. Photo: Adam Alexander

Is Justice Possible in North Dakota?

December 30, 2016 by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble As the trials for the water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) proceed in Mandan, the question becomes, is it possible for justice to be served in North Dakota? Consider the facts: According to Angela Bibens, an attorney from Colorado and a member of the Water […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
donate

Help WCMC Cover the North Dakota Water Protectors Trials: Donate Here

December 30, 2016 by WCMC The trials of the 500+ Standing Rock water protectors arrested over the past several months have begun in Mandan, North Dakota. There is serious concern over the legal crisis that is happening there. Wisconsin Citizens Media Coop would like to cover the water protectors’ trials, and conduct an in-depth investigation […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →
court05

North Dakota’s Legal Crisis

December 30, 2016 by Barbara With On December 14, 2016, nine law firms licensed to do business in North Dakota petitioned the North Dakota Supreme Court. Their question to the court was, “Do the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as Article I, § 12 of the North Dakota Constitution, […]

3 Comments Continue Reading →
fracsandmining-2013-auch31

Stop the Scourge of Sand Mining: Workshop on Organizing Communities

December 28, 2016 by Frac Sand Sentinel You are invited to participate in a new workshop to bring people together and empower communities around shared values – and stop the destructive scourge of sand mining. Open to anyone who cares about community democracy and wants to see our Wisconsin values reflected in local government again! Saturday, January […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →