Tag Archive: enbridge

Apr 16

BREAKING: Tree-Sitter to Spend 26 Days in Jail for Enbridge Protest


La Porte, Indiana – Jessica Clark pleaded guilty to criminal trespass in a La Porte County courthouse and was sentenced to 26 days in prison for blocking construction of Enbridge’s Line 6B tar sands pipeline. Today Jessica had the choice between two plea deals, one being 1 year of probation and the other 26 days …

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Mar 22

Enbridge’s Legacy


Today we lift up the message shared by brothers and sisters who dropped this banner near the Kalamazoo River in solidarity with the people and creatures living near Line 9 and all people resisting harsh extraction. We all share a common duty to peacefully resist the extraction and exploitation of the life giving systems around …

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Mar 05

All Out Now!


Lisa Leggio, Barbara Carter & Vicci Hamlin have been nominated for the 2014 Peoples’ Choice Human Rights’ Award! You can vote for them here

Mar 05

MI-CATS 3 Sentenced to Time Served & 13 Months Probation


UPDATE 5:30PM: After paying a bond for Lisa, all cats are released! UPDATE 4PM: Lisa was not released, and is currently be extradited to another Michigan County. More updates as soon as we know. In the meantime please donate to help with legal costs and appeals. Following over a month inside the Ingham County Jail …

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Mar 02

Three days before Sentencing, Thousands in Solidarity with Mi-CATS 3 March against KXL

Thanks to Jenna Pope for the photo.

Today, in Washington, thousands of climate conscious students and concerned folks marched in the streets of Washington DC to send a message to President Obama: “Hell no to the Keystone XL.” This morning participants started at Georgetown University, where Obama gave a speech there, promising that he would only approve the KXL if it served the …

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Feb 14

Enbridge Holds Secret Meeting with Landowners

Proposed dredge sites

  Enbridge held an invite only meeting with landowners, “stakeholders” and others living in direct vicinity of the proposed dredge site. Instead of clear cutting trees before receiving the green light from the Comstock Zoning Board of Appeals, as happened last summer, Enbridge sent Richard Adams, Enbridge Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations from  Deluth …

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Feb 04

Dr. James Hansen, Dr. Michael E. Mann, and Bill McKibben Co-author an Open Letter on Behalf of #MICATS3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2014 Contact: micats@riseup.net   Dr. James Hansen, Dr. Michael E. Mann, and Bill McKibben Co-author an Open Letter on Behalf of the Enbridge 3 Three of the climate movements’ most iconic figures co-authored an open letter  sent to Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart J. Dunnings and Judge William E. Collette asking for …

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Feb 01

Three Peaceful Protesters Handcuffed and Jailed Immediately Following Four Day Trial

For Immediate Release January 31, 2014 Contact: Chloe Gleichman,  elkecee@gmail.com Liz Starke,  starkeel@gmail.com   Three Peaceful Protesters Handcuffed and Jailed Immediately Following Four Day Trial Vicci Hamiln, Lisa Leggio and Barb Carter face 2-3 years in jail after being found guilty following a July protest against Enbridge’s tar sand pipeline   Lansing, MI – Three …

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Jan 31

MI-CATS Day 4 Trial Updates


January 31st- 12:07 am Still no decision by the Jury. Although supporters have remained peaceful and respectful, the police presence has increased substantially in the courtroom. 9:00 am The jury arrived at 9 am to begin working again towards coming to a decision.(unanimous vote is required) Yesterday the jury could not reach consensus after 4.5 …

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Sep 17

Free Felix, Two-Time MI CATS Tree Sitter!


Felix, the tree sitter, is being held on a $50,000 bail and being charged with a misdemeanor for criminal trespassing and a felony for theft!  Please donate to help bail her out for her birthday tomorrow!

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