On July 12th, scores of climate justice activists turned out on Hawthorne Street to pressure Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo to stop funding tar sands pipeline projects, especially Line 3. Indigenous activists spoke at a rally prior to the march which also featured music by XR activist, Wendy Emerson.
Last year, on June 30, 2020, after hearing extensive testimony from Portlanders including Tri Sanger of XRPDX, the City Council voted unanimously to pass a Climate Emergency Declaration (CED).
Over a year later, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has produced the first annual report and asked for responses to it from the public. XRPDX was ready to go on that! Here is our testimony after reading and “digesting” the contents of the Report.
In case you missed it, this week the Portland Mercury published an outstanding article titled “Industrial Hub in Northwest Portland Will Cause Catastrophic Oil Spill During Earthquake, Report Finds” analyzing the results of a report … Read more
More than 30 legislators from Minnesota’s House of Representatives and Senate released a letter demanding the state halt the Line 3 project and order Enbridge to cease drilling until more data is available about what, exactly, is being released everywhere Enbridge goes and what happens to it once it’s loose.
It’s too early to know what will come of this but the fact that actual Powers That Be are mad might be a sign that things are finally happening.
Those words are the title of an opinion piece by Ian Leahy and Yaryna Serkez published in the NY Times on July 4th, 2021. They lay out the impact of long-term, systemic inequity in access … Read more
Things are moving fast in Minnesota as Enbridge is now digging under the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Enbridge has already had a significant incident: Tania Aubid, Winona LaDuke, Shanai Matteson and other water protectors … Read more
A planet without social justice is not worth having. I made this statement to someone, almost reflexively, in response to something they said to me. What they said and why requires a little background. I … Read more
This week saw some extremely ominous news from Giniw Collective: This is yet another major escalation in police repression and transparently illegal…but who enforces the law when it’s “law enforcement” who are the criminals? In … Read more