imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

9th Circuit Court Enables Ruby Pipeline Construction

by Good Time for Direct Action? Saturday, Sep. 04, 2010 at 9:57 AM

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the emergency request by Center for Biological Diversity to temporarily halt construction on the 670 mile Ruby Pipeline being constructed by El Paso corporation through four western states. Some of the Ruby Pipeline's future customers include BP, in a rush to regain their losses from the Gulf Oil Spill. This could be some of the reasons for skipping critical components of the public review process and purchasing verbal consent from two prominent environmental organizations, WWP and ONDA.

03.09.2010 19:44





Here's the latest from the 9th CC regarding the Ruby Pipeline;



from NPR;

Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request to halt construction of a 670 mile natural gas pipeline being built between Malin Oregon and Opal Wyoming. As Oregon Public Broadcasting's David Nogueras reports, construction of the Ruby Pipeline will continue, but the project still faces other challenges.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed the motion to stop construction while the court considers a lawsuit it filed just weeks earlier. The group argued letting the project go forward could result in irreparable harm to certain endangered fish species. But in a concise ruling, the court denied that request.

Noah Greenwald is the endangered species program director with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Noah Greenwald: "The case still moves forward and we're still go into briefing and arguing the merits of our case in front of the 9th Circuit, just not with an injunction in place."

Greenwald says the suit challenges rights of way granted on federal lands as well as a federal review of the project's effect on endangered species.

A spokesman for the El Paso Corporation says the permitting process adequately protects wildlife and adds that the lawsuit is "without merit".

"

Copyright 2010 OPB

article here;

http://topics.npr.org/article/07HXaBtfz20UV?q=Oregon

from Associated Press

Updated Sep 2, 2010 02:54PM

ELKO, Nev.

"A federal appeals court has denied an environmental group’s request for an emergency injunction to block construction of a gas pipeline across four Western states.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed the motion Aug. 18 with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to halt construction of the Ruby Pipeline.

The same group filed suit July 30, saying the pipeline will cross more than 1,000 rivers and streams and harm a number of endangered fish species.

El Paso Corp.’s pipeline will export gas from Opal in western Wyoming, crossing northern Utah and northern Nevada, before ending at Malin, Ore.

Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity says the court didn’t address the merits of the case in its Tuesday order."

article here;

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50212193-76/pipeline-court-block-injunction.html.csp



What is the next step for protecting the endangered sage grouse habitat from intrusive pipelines most likely to rupture at some uncertain time in the future from either seismic events or other accidental mishaps along a 670 mile corridor?

We could begin with the source of the problem, hydraulic fracturing (aka "fracking") process used to obtain natural gas from below ground in Southwestern Wyoming where the pipeline originates.

background on fracking;

http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/

https://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/michigan-heats-up-fingerlakes-anti-fracking-thousands-protest-climate-change/



additional fracking news;

EPA Officials Find Petrol Hydrocarbons in WYo Wells.

Following Hydraulic Fracking in Nearby Shale

More evidence continues to accumulate indicating that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is having severe detrimental effects on the regions groundwater;



Here's the latest from Frac Tracker website;

"(Reuters) - U.S. government officials urged residents of a Wyoming farming community near natural gas drilling sites not to use private well water for drinking or cooking because of chemical contamination.

"Sample results indicate that the presence of petroleum hydrocarbons and other chemical compounds in groundwater represents a drinking water concern," the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement about tests of 19 water wells around the town of Pavillion.

The Wyoming investigation precedes a national study by the EPA into the safety of the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking", in response to concern in Congress and in some communities near gas rigs in many states that human health is threatened by the process.

The tests in Pavillion found that 17 of the 19 wells tested contained petroleum hydrocarbons as well as napthalene, phenols and benzene, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report issued late on Tuesday.

The tests are part of the agency's first investigation into claims that toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing are contaminating ground water.

But officials expressed no views about the source of the contamination.

"EPA has not reached any conclusions about how constituents of concern are occurring in domestic wells," the report said.

Concerns about the safety of fracking threaten to slow the development of vast shale gas reserves that may be sufficient to meet U.S. natural gas demand for a century or more, experts believe.

The EPA's latest results were analyzed by federal toxicologists who recommended that Pavillion residents find alternative sources of water for drinking and cooking.

For residents whose wells contain organic hydrocarbons, the new water supplies will be paid for by EnCana, the Canadian energy company that owns Pavillion's approximately 250 gas wells, said Richard Mylott, an EPA spokesman.

Some wells were found contain to methane, and their owners were advised to ensure proper ventilation while showering.

The new samples were collected in January and follow a less-detailed round of testing in March 2009 during which 11 of 39 wells were found to contain "contaminants of concern."

The latest tests revisited 19 of the 39 initial wells as well as four irrigation wells, two municipal wells, and some surface water.

The samples were analyzed for more than 300 substances by four laboratories, the EPA.

In coming months, scientists will continue testing, and will focus on possible sources of the contamination, Mylott said."

above article link here;

http://www.fractracker.org/

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 1:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 12:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 12:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 4:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Fbi fears this post J22 9:21PM

Disabled Folks among the extreme poorest in US counts J22 7:03PM

Banks Enriched By Trump Deficit Increase Of 4 to 5 Trillion $ J22 5:48PM

Illegal Russians Receiving Land and Homes in West Bank 2018 J22 11:24AM

Un monde de pauvreté J22 12:54AM

14 Disturbing Facts About Scott Gottlieb, Trump's FDA Head J20 10:47PM

Behind the scenes at fbi National Academy J20 2:47PM

Treasury Takes Aim at Shell Companies J20 11:18AM

Paraphysique de l'intelligence J20 9:08AM

Oklahoma GOP Senator Jim Inhofe's Bloody Record J20 4:01AM

Globalization: hope on the horizon despite Fake Liberals. J20 3:41AM

Sorry President Trump,Ted Cruz Texas Judicial System,is Worse Than Many Shithole Countries J19 4:49PM

The Shortwave Report 07/20/18 Listen Globally! J19 4:33PM

The System Question as a Survival Question J18 8:54PM

Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control J18 11:55AM

Du pain et des jeux J18 9:53AM

Paraphysique de martyrologie J17 8:00AM

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator J16 11:24AM

Democratic Socialists of America J14 4:57PM

Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's J14 4:18PM

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento J14 12:54AM

FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution? J13 3:52PM

Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians J13 2:59PM

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! J12 4:36PM

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure J12 3:38AM

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud J12 1:50AM

Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner.. J11 6:48PM

June 2018 Honduras coup update J11 3:35PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy