Yearly Archive: 2015

Aug 12

Vice Documentary Oil & Water Exposes “The Keystone XL of the Midwest”

New documentary investigates WASHINGTON – The world’s largest crude oil transporter has a secret buried deep in the Great Lakes: two unsupported, aging pipelines that transport 23 million gallons of crude oil every day through the largest freshwater system on earth. In a new VICE Motherboard documentary released Tuesday, filmmaker Spencer Chumbley travels to Michigan …

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Aug 03

Water Reclamation from Mayor Duggan’s mansion!


Today, following our 3rd annual Rooting Resistance action camp, people from both Detroit and Michigan Coalitions Against Tar Sands (DCATS/MICATS) took water from Mayor Duggan’s residence, the Manoogian Mansion and redistributed it to residents facing water shutoffs. Folks attached a hose to the Mansion’s external spigot and filled jugs of water. Participants say they are …

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Jun 29

Day of Action Against Bank of America’s Enbridge Investments!

waitiing cats

The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MICATS), is currently taking action across the state to put pressure on Bank of America to drop their investment in notorious pipeline company Enbridge! – In East Lansing protesters are slowing business by forming an endless line inside a bank branch. They will stop business-as usual by making miniscule …

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Jun 19

Fundraising in Solidarity with the Week to End Enbridge

Tabling all weekend to resist Enbridge!

It’s the Week to End Enbridge! MICATS is tabling right now at the Detroit Allied Media Conference in solidarity with First Nations’ struggles against Enbridge and Enbridge’s dangerous Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. If built, this pipeline would run from the tar sands extraction zone in Alberta, Canada all the way to Kitimat, “British Columbia”, …

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Jun 02

Fundraise for Action Camp and Legal Battles

MICATS is organizing and getting very excited to host our third action camp this summer. We need money for food, space reservation, and other details to make sure this camp is even bigger and badder than our first two! Also, some of us are still in the middle of complicated legal battles. We need funds …

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May 27

BREAKING: Disruption at Michigan Policy Conference Calls Attention to Aging Mackinac Pipeline

Disruption at the Michigan Policy Conference!

Mackinac Island — Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, 1pm — a group of concerned individuals from across the state of Michigan have just converged at the start of the 2015 Michigan Policy Conference to draw attention to the aging crude oil pipeline known as “Line 5”. Three MICATS organizers disrupted Governor Rick Snyder as he was …

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May 15

Respect Dinosaur Graves

Divest from Enbridge

In the spirit of other divestment campaigns such as the International Solidarity Movement around ending the occupation of Palestine, the anti-apartheid divestment movement in South Africa and the growing movement to divest from fossil fuels, Michigan Coalition Against Terrible Stuff is calling on two big financial institutions to divest from Enbridge. We are urging both …

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May 06

New Michigan Pipeline Secrecy Bill Slammed; Industry Proposal Would Hide Safety Records


Legislation Would Conceal Pipeline Inspections, Put Great Lakes At Risk This release was jointly done by the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and FLOW (For Love Of Water) Tuesday, May 5, 2015 — LANSING, MI — Citizens groups sharply criticized proposed legislation introduced today that would permanently block public access to pipeline safety records in …

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Apr 22

The Whammer’s Restitution Hearing and Stopping a Nasty Class-Action Settlement

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Press Advisory: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20th 2015 Contact: Chris Wahmhoff 269-547-9504 GROUP CALLS FOR RESIDENTS TO STEP BACK FROM SETTLEMENT AT HEARING WHO: MI CATS (Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands) WHAT: Call for steps against the Enbridge Class Action Settlement on May 5 WHERE: Outside of the Justice Complex at 161 E. …

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Apr 01

BREAKING: CEO of Enbridge Inc. Turns Himself In For Corporate Crimes Against Humanity & Environment

Commenting on his use of gloves, arresting officer Don Uts said, "I couldn't fathom directly touching such a dirty criminal with my bare hands."

Note: this story was published on April Fools’ Day. We wish it were true… *** Calgary, Alberta — Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 10am MDT — Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge Inc., has turned himself in to RCMP officials at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Calgary station. He confessed to hundreds of crimes perpetrated …

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