Yearly Archive: 2014

Dec 28

A Kalamazoo Resident’s Week-long Environmental Justice Fast against Enbridge

In the middle of a week-long environmental justice fast... because Enbridge sucks.

One of the MI CATS has recently begun a 7-day fast as a personal protest against Enbridge and in support of opposition to Enbridge. Here’s a statement this CAT wrote below: *** At 12am on December 25, precisely one week before the end of 2014, I began a week-long “environmental justice fast”. This fast is …

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Oct 13

Chris Wahmhoff to Stand Trial

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CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERTS WITNESS CALLED FOR THE PIPELINE PROTESTER CASE Calhoun County, MI — Pretrial motions will be heard by Calhoun County on Monday for the pending trial of pipeline protestor Chris Wahmhoff. This man, who skateboarded into the expansion project of Enbridge Line 6B in June 2013, now faces potentially two years in prison. …

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Oct 07

Oil & Water Don’t Mix Demand Action from Snyder

October 6, 2014 Contact: Andy McGlashen, Michigan Environmental Council (517) 420-1908 | andrew@environmentalcouncil.org Business Owners and Great Lakes Groups: Gov. Snyder Must Immediately Open Hearing on Straits of Mackinac Oil Pipelines Representatives of more than a dozen environmental groups, businesses, and governments—and thousands of citizens—today called on Gov. Snyder to take swift and meaningful action …

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Sep 26

Beyond the People’s Climate March: Where Were you During the #Flood?

This piece was written by a Boston-based group of 13 young people who were arrested in #FloodWallStreet. *** Recognizing this crucial moment in history, people, especially privileged youth, came out in droves from across the country to the People’s Climate March. They were there to tell a story en masse: that change will come if …

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Sep 11

All Charges Dropped Against MI CATS Tar Sands Protestors!

Jake and Al post pre-trial

Or, in the words of Al, “We fought the law and we won… We fought the law and we won!!!” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jake McGraw, (810) 923-2709 Victory: Anti-Tar Sands’ Protesters Fought the Law and Won!     Oakland County, Michigan- September 11, 2014 After their wrongful arrest during a July protest, charges …

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Aug 25

Protestors Lock Themselves to Pipeline Truck in Opposition of Enbridge Line 6B Pipeline Expansion

Standing in solidarity with all creatures impacted by tar sands spills

Update — Tuesday, 4pm — after spending probably about 6 hours waiting outside the jail and getting little to no reliable information throughout the day from the jail as to Duncan’s processing status, Duncan was finally freed a little after 3pm! Throughout the day jail house employees and police officers repeatedly approached us asking us …

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Jul 25

Rally and Action to Mark Fourth Anniversary of Kalamazoo Tar Sands Oil Spill

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Rally and Action to Mark Fourth Anniversary of Kalamazoo Tar Sands Oil Spill Community members gather at an Enbridge staging ground to mourn the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history as well as the expansion of this same pipeline despite an unfinished cleanup Leonard, Mich. — Thursday afternoon, the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands …

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Jul 10

New University of Michigan Animation Illustrates Danger of Oil Spill to Great Lakes

Straits of Mackinac ‘worst possible place’ for oil spill, says lead researcher. ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – A new animated video by the University of Michigan and the National Wildlife Federation shows how devastating an oil spill beneath the Straits of Mackinac would be for the Great Lakes, wildlife, and communities. The animation shows that if …

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Jul 02

Announcing the Fight or Flight Tour—To Protest Animal Testing and Build Grassroots Solidarity

MI CATS is excited to endorse the Fight or Flight Tour this summer! Check out this post/link to learn more about how you can support and help turn grassroots activism into a powerful force to protect earth and its inhabitants. Read full post from the Earth First! Newswire here. This summer, the Earth First! Journal …

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Jun 27

Pipeline Symposium: Well Rehearsed, Dishonest, But the Crowd Wasn’t Buying It

Credit: David Cassleman

Last Tuesday evening, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, an environmental advocacy organization in Northern Michigan, hosted representatives from Enbridge, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Coast Guard and several other agencies at a high school in Petoskey, Michigan to talk about Enbridge’s Line 5. Line 5 …

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