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Privatizing a Basic Human Right: Water

Source: ReadtheDirt.org

By: Young Writers

By Samuel Bliss

[ReadtheDirt.org] Editor’s Note: One of our young and empowered voices—Samuel Bliss—gives us a run down on the issue of bottled water in the Northwest. Even if we don’t want to admit it, the Northwest is not immune from large corporations acquiring rights to its water. This […]

Skagit County Backs Away from Water Fight

Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.

By KATE MARTIN | Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:00 am

MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County will no longer spend money to defend rural water users’ rights in court, a county commissioner said Monday.

The commissioners sent a letter to Department of Ecology officials last week that notes that […]

Skagit’s Water Rights Showdown

Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.

Kate Martin | Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:34 am

As rain pummeled the ground in big, fat drops last week, state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen remarked on what has become one of the most contentious issues in Skagit County.

“It’s hard when you look out the window […]

Skagit County/The Right to Local Self-Government

Kai Huschke of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund will speak about Democracy School and a Community Bill of Rights on Fri., May 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Burlington Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. Burlington. Democracy School teaches the right to local, self-government that enables communities to reject unsustainable economic and environmental […]

Environment group says it will sue to stop Garden Parkway in Charlotte, NC

By Steve Harrison sharrison@charlotteobserver.com Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 Link to Original Article.

On the heels of a successful lawsuit that has stopped construction of a Union County toll road, an environmental group said it will file a new federal lawsuit Tuesday to thwart another planned toll project – the Garden Parkway in Gaston County.


The Deadly Connection: Endless War and Economic Crisis


Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, and member of Veterans For Peace -Bruce Gagnon will speak on U.S. expanding militarism, and its impact on the economic crisis here at home. He will stress the need to promote the conversion of the military industrial complex to […]

Stop The New England Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

Posted Apr. 20, 2012 | Posted by: Kim Huynh


Enbridge, the Canadian oil giant responsible for a massive tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan not yet two years ago, now wants to pipe tar sands oil—the world’s dirtiest oil—through New England with its Trailbreaker pipeline project.

The Trailbreaker tar […]

Comite pour l’Environment de Dunham CEDunham

Sunday, March 18, citizens came to celebrate the victory of the citizen Stéphane Durand, who as a David against Goliath, won an important victory over pipeline Montreal Ltd. company. It should be noted that the judge of the Court of Quebec dismissed the appeal of pipe-lines Montréal ltée, dated February 16, 2012. Pipe-lines Montréal ltée […]

Halting The Pumping Station

This Canadian radio report tells how citizen campaign group CEDunham fought for 4 years to prevent the permitting of a pump station in their town of Dunham, Quebec. The pump station was required to reverse the flow of oil to allow tar sands to be pumped through the Enbridge Trailbreaker system.

This is a powerful […]

Plan to Build East Coast Gateway for Canada’s Oil Sands Hits Legal Snag

Court of Quebec ruling could hinder plans to reverse the flow of a pipeline to carry oil sands from Montreal to Maine, environmentalists say. By Elizabeth McGowan, InsideClimate News | Mar 20, 2012 http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120319/montreal-maine-oil-sands-pipeline-east-coast-enbridge-quebec-court-national-energy-board-environmentalists

WASHINGTON—A little-publicized Canadian court decision has thrown a monkey wrench into an on-again, off-again proposal to transport oil from tar sands […]