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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Criminal Charges Filed Against Energy Transfer for Environmental Crimes in Pennsylvania

Energy Transfer is Charged for Environmental Crimes in Construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline in Pennsylvania. It also owns Dakota Access Pipeline.

AG Shapiro Charges Mariner East Developer With Environmental Crimes


Attorney General's Statement 

Homeowners Across Commonwealth Impacted By Unreported Losses of Drilling Fluid, Contaminated Drinking Water


DOWNINGTOWN—Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in conjunction with the 45th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, today announced that the Office of Attorney General’s Environmental Crimes Section has charged Energy Transfer, L.P. (Energy Transfer), the corporate successor to Sunoco Pipeline L.P., with 46 counts of environmental crimes for their conduct during the construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline.

Two additional counts were added, after the Grand Jury had concluded, bringing the total to 48 counts based on a criminal referral from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection.

Legal Petition Demands Biden Stop Unlawful Fossil Fuel Projects and U.S. Army Corps Halt Approvals

“President Biden, do your job,” said Gaagigeyaashiik (Dawn Goodwin), cofounder of the RISE Coalition and White Earth Tribe member organizing against the Line 3 pipeline. “Protect our homelands, that is what this is all about. We need to protect what we have left for future generations.”

Legal Petition Demands Biden Administration Stop Unlawful Fossil Fuel Projects

More Than 300 Groups Demand Halt to U.S. Army Corps Approvals

Contact: Kassie Siegel, Center for Biological Diversity
John Beard, Jr., Port Arthur Community Action Network
Sharon Lavigne, RISE St. James
Dawn Goodwin, RISE Coalition

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Oct. 6, 2021

WASHINGTON— More than 380 environmental, public health, Indigenous, faith-based and community groups sent a legal petition today demanding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stop issuing permits, and revoke illegally and inappropriately issued permits, for fossil fuel infrastructure projects.

Coming in the wake of a massive oil pipeline leak off the Southern California coast, the petition calls on the Army Corps to immediately halt new permits for fossil fuel infrastructure and develop a rule that permanently ends their approval.

“This petition gives Biden the roadmap to keep his promises to address the climate emergency and advance environmental justice,” said Kassie Siegel, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute. “Biden doesn’t have to choose between doing what’s right on climate and following the law. He has to do both, and we’re showing him how.”

Buffy Sainte Marie Uncensored: New Feature Film Underway of Cree Singer Blacklisted by U.S. President

By Brenda Norrell
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Toronto-based White Pine Pictures has begun production on the documentary feature film Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, reports Andrew Jeffrey at Real Screen.

Buffy Sainte-Marie Carry It On will feature the Academy Award-winning musician and activist. In the film, Sainte-Marie talks about the power of creativity in the face of adversity and what people can do to effect change," Real Screen reports.

Earlier, in 1999, Buffy described how she was blacklisted out of the music business in the U.S. by President Nixon, because of her stance against the Vietnam War, and her song 'Universal Solider.' The interview tops our most censored files at Censored News.

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