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NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



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Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



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MISSION The, "Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water." The movement wants to "stop the government from passing more laws and legislation that will further erode treaty and indigenous rights and the rights of all Indigenous people globally." - We are in Solidarity with Canada, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin to Idle No More, Protect our Lands and Water.



* One Tribe One Nation One Fire Honoring Chief Theresa Spence, and the women who started the IdleNoMore Movement.



NO MINE IN THE PENOKEE HILLS Bad River is under attack under Mining Special Interests in Legislature, the Treaties that Protects and Preserves our Cultural Environment, Lands and the Water, honor them.



* VAWA Indigenous Women Issues Our congress refuses to sign the VAWA Law that has the protections and rights to prosecute non-natives who abuse our Women on Tribal Lands and more, this is important. Global awareness, to Stop the Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault, lack of support for justice departments from leaders of disappearing indigenous women, and children murdered and / or sold into human trafficking.



Sisters and Brothers leading Idle No More, in Madison throughout Wisconsin is: Rachel Byington, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Arvina Marin, Ho Chunk Nation Diana Miller, Menominee Nation * Sarah LittlerRedfeather, decent of the Anishinaabe, MN Chippewa Band - White Earth * Sanford LittleEagle, Ho Chunk Nation * Chuck Davis, Sr. We are in Solidarity and active with IdleNoMore Milwaukee.



WE ARE NOT AN ORGANIZATION ... WE ARE GRASSROOTS TRIBAL INDIVIDUALS WORKING TOGETHER TO INITIATE #IDLENOMORE WISCONSIN IN SOLIDARITY WITH CANADA, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES. - WHEN DONATIONS ARE ASKED, THEY ARE FOR FUNDING OF PERMITS AT OUR MARCHES/EVENTS, SPACE RENTALS AND/OR GAS / TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM THOSE TO ATTEND FROM IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES.

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President @BarackObama No to #KXL #idlenomore #keystone #tarsands Thanks to Dusan Harminc @OLBLightBrigade

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We recorded a timelapse video message for President Obama as he ponders his earth altering decision on Keystone XL tar sands pipeline construction. Help us deliver this message to him by sharing and Tweeting it out.
Thanks to Dusan Harminc for the incredible timelapse photography and editing and as always the amazing holders of the light, who worked long hours to make this video message possible.

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Arkansas Attorney General Keeping Exxon Honest - #tarsands #idlenomore @maddow - special diapers for oil

Arkansas Attorney General Keeping Exxon Honest

Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General, talks with Rachel Maddow about the pressure he's keeping on Exxon to hold them accountable for the oil pipeline rupture that has polluted the town of Mayflower, Arkansas - particularly necessary given the power they exert over the spill scene.

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These are not paper towels ... due to the epidemic influenza these are diapers to collect dirty oil diarrhea with no hopes for injection of medicate treatment. If its a legitimate spill, we have ways to exxon it and clean it up?

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SIX! Oil Spills in One Week: 'Accidents' or Business as Usual? #idlenomore no #tarsands #keystone #exxon #enbridge

SIX! Oil Spills in One Week: 'Accidents' or Business as Usual? #idlenomore no #tarsands #keystone #exxon #enbridge | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

UPDATE: Since publication of this story this morning, yet another oil spill has come across the wire - a CP Rail spill from a derailment in northern Ontario - raising the total of spills this past week to SIX.


Let's review the record over the last week:   

•  This past friday, ExxonMobil's Pegasus Pipeline coated the streets of Mayflower, Arkansas with what CNN describes as a "smelly, asphalt-like crude" (i.e. diluted bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands - the same kind the proposed Keystone XL would carry). These photos illustrate the effects of the spill on the sleepy Little Rock suburb - see the viral video captured by a local resident below.

• Enbridge was back at it again last week, with the fourth recorded spill in two months along its Norman Wells Pipeline through the Northwest Territories. The company has leaked an estimated million litres of oil since February, 2011, from this one pipeline, prompting the National Energy Board to order an engineering assessment of the chronically malfunctioning line.

• Meanwhile, back at the Alberta Tar Sands, Suncor was dealing with (and furiously downplaying) a leak from one of its massive waste ponds into the Athabasca River. This comes on the heels of a leaked memo to Conservative Resources Minister Joe Oliver, which acknowledged routine spillage from these ponds throughout the Tar Sands. 

• Over the weekend, Michigan was hit with another spill - this time up to 500 gallons of hydraulic oil spilled into the Lansing Grand Riverduring an equipment malfunction at a local utility.

• For those who would look to rail as an alternative to pipelines for transporting oil, there was the derailment last week of a CP Rail train,spilling an estimated 30,000 gallons of its crude cargo in western Minnesota.

 
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Why We Fight Enbridge - Red Lake Nation - #idlenomore stop #enbridge #tarsands #keystones #oilspills

Chi-Miigwetch to everyone for all your encouragement and support! Together we can make a different. Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan - We Love Our Land

 

https://www.wepay.com/donations/enbridgeblockade

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In support of our Anishinaabe relatives at Red Lake Nation, Minnesota. - Stop Enbridge from destroying our resouces, our Mother Earth and Sacred Water. - They are coming to expand in Wisconsin, and ship oil tankers to expand on our Great Lakes. - WE SAY NO - WATER IS SACRED, WATER IS SACRED! #idlenomore

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David Manuel's comment, April 5, 2013 2:14 PM
We want people to come out and visit the encampment.
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Miigwetch David! -- I hope to in May, depending on our family situation. -- have passed on the word. You have FULL support relatives. This Ogichidaa Anishinaabekwe stands by your side.
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#Enbridge shuts North Dakota line after finding oil leak - continues to lie about the damages #idlenomore

#Enbridge shuts North Dakota line after finding oil leak - continues to lie about the damages #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc said on Friday its 210,000-barrel-per-day North Dakota pipeline has been shut down after a leak in the line was found during integrity tests.

 

* Enbridge North Dakota line shut after 10-gallon leak * Line expected to reopen on Saturday * No wildlife impact found CALGARY, Alberta, May 3 (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc said on Friday its 210,000-barrel-per-day North Dakota pipeline has been shut down after a leak in the line was found during integrity tests. It estimates less than 10 gallons of oil leaked from the pipeline. Graham White, a spokesman for the company, said in an email that its Line 81, which runs from Minot, North Dakota, to Clearbrook, Minnesota, and serves producers in the Bakken oil field, is expected to reopen on Saturday after the cause of the leak is investigated. The leak is much smaller than some prior incidents on Enbridge's U.S. pipeline network. In 2010, its Line 6B ruptured near Kalamazoo, Michigan, spilling 20,500 barrels of crude into a waterway, the costliest onshore oil spill in U.S. history. Enbridge said wildlife was not impacted by the leak and it is still assessing the environmental impact. The leak has been reported the regulators. Enbridge shares rose 12 Canadian cents to C$47.30 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.
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#Enbridge shuts North Dakota line after finding oil leak - continues to lie about the damages #idlenomore - where are the media photos, media coverage and video showcasing the leak and spill of the damages? Enbridge and Exxon love to deny media coverage.
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Demand full media access to the Arkansas pipeline spill site - #idlenomore

Demand full media access to the Arkansas pipeline spill site - #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Right now, there is a major oil spill clean-up happening in Mayflower, Arkansas. Over 12,000 barrels of oil have surfaced from a leak in an Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada, very similar to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

In addition to the unfolding environmental tragedy, media have had difficulties accessing information on the cleanup effort. One of the reasons for this is likely because access largely runs through Exxon Mobil employees who have a vested interest in keeping the media out of the loop.

The public and media deserve access to this oil spill. Please sign the petition to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Bob Perciasepe demanding transparency and independence in media access to the Mayflower spill site. We will deliver the signatures to their offices.

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Right now, there is a major oil spill clean-up happening in Mayflower, Arkansas. Over 12,000 barrels of oil have surfaced from a leak in an Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada, very similar to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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BREAKING! Third major oil spill in a week: Shell pipeline breaks in Texas RT USA #idlenomore #tarsands

BREAKING! Third major oil spill in a week: Shell pipeline breaks in Texas  RT USA #idlenomore #tarsands | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

Thousands of gallons of oil have spilled from a pipeline in Texas, the third accident of its kind in only a week.

 

Shell Pipeline, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, shut down their West Columbia, Texas, pipeline last Friday after electronic calculations conducted by the US National Response Center showed that upwards of 700 barrels had been lost, amounting to almost 30,000 gallons of crude oil.

By Monday, Shell spokespeople said inspectors found “no evidence” of an oil leak, but days later it was revealed that a breach did occur.

 

Representatives with the US Coast Guard confirmed to Dow Jones on Thursday that roughly 50 barrels of oil spilled from a pipe near Houston, Texas and entered a waterway that connects to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Meanwhile, though, rescue works in Arkansas have been getting their hands dirty responding to an emergency there. A rupture in ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline late last week send thousands of barrels of oil into the small town of Mayflower, around 25 miles outside of Little Rock. Authorities evacuated more than 20 homes in response, and by this Thursday roughly 19,000 barrels had been recovered.

 

Another incident in Canada this week caused an estimated 400 barrels — or roughly 16,800 gallons — of oil to be compromised in northern Ontario when a train derailed. Originally, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd said only four barrels were lost in the accident.

  
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BREAKING!!! 3rd major oil spill THIS WEEK in Texas again. And, SHOCKER Oil company says found "no evidence," of an oil leak but "DAYS" later evidence shows YES IT DID! -- "Coast Guard Petty Officer Steven Lehman said that Shell had dispatched clean-up crews that were working hard to correct any damage to Vince Bayou, a small waterway that runs for less than 20 miles from the Houston area into a shipping channel that opens into the Gulf." - -So why is pipelines, expansions, and Keystone a good idea? Something tells me Mother says, NO!

 
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The Tar Sands Disaster @barackobama must do what’s best for America no #keystone #tarsands #idlenomore

The Tar Sands Disaster @barackobama must do what’s best for America no #keystone #tarsands #idlenomore | IDLE NO MORE WISCONSIN | Scoop.it

President Obama will be doing Canada a favor if he blocks the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.

 

The most obvious reason is that tar sands production is one of the world’s most environmentally damaging activities. It wrecks vast areas of boreal forest through surface mining and subsurface production. It sucks up huge quantities of water from local rivers, turns it into toxic waste and dumps the contaminated water into tailing ponds that now cover nearly 70 square miles.

 

Also, bitumen is junk energy. A joule, or unit of energy, invested in extracting and processing bitumen returns only four to six joules in the form of crude oil. In contrast, conventional oil production in North America returns about 15 joules. Because almost all of the input energy in tar sands production comes from fossil fuels, the process generates significantly more carbon dioxide than conventional oil production.

 
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The Tar Sands Disaster ... "Mr. Obama must do what’s best for America. But stopping Keystone XL would be a major step toward stopping large-scale environmental destruction, the distortion of Canada’s economy and the erosion of its democracy."  
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