In Whitehall Wisconsin one of many western Wisconsin communities with Frac Sand Mines. Mike a resident who lives .6 miles away from the local Frac Sand Mine in Trempealeau County. Mike states he has been denied water testing because his property is further then a half mile away. Mike’s family and friends have taken to Facebook to look for help. Continue reading Wisconsin Water 2X Arsenic Level
The arrests of the Rise of the 7th Generation was the last to be taken from their lands. On March 1st Spiritual leader Leadhorse Choctaw was in ceremony at the ceremonial grounds near Standing Rock Video of the last ceremony .
“Three people were arrested. They pepper sprayed only Leadhorse and handcuffed him. The rest of the Water Protectors had to walk all the way to the Prairie Knights Casino,” Neddie said. If you can help the Water Protectors please make sure you send to Angelo @ Withstand with Wolves him and Gaby are always helping the people on the ground. If you would like to help Leadhorse and Neddie please feel free to PM Neddie or Myself . They are always in need of gas. Thank you for your support
Neddie was now alone with her partner in jail. He was arrested by the BIA . With some kind help from Angelo “Withstand with Wolves ” who has been the ground force on “no warrior left behind” quickly made sure Neddie had a place to sleep and gas. Continue reading Last Ceremony at Standing Rock
Bankers across the globe get hit hard for investing in DAPL. The same week as the City Council of Santa Monica, CA. voted to divest from Wells Fargo with a 2.5 billion dollar impact following the 3.0 billion bite from the city of Seattle, WA approving to divest from Wells Fargo the second week in February 2017 against DAPL.
CalPERS a California Retirement system with a staggering 6.5 Billion dollar investments has shareholders and investors in 16 or the 17 banks backing DAPL has written a formal request to the banks on rerouting the DAPL pipeline to avoid the treaty territory.
With over 100 investors signatures from across the U.S representing 653 billion dollars in assets on six page of the PDF formal request published on February 17th, 2017.
Sacred Stone Camp has been surrounded this last week with militarized police, National guard and DAPL security within yards of the camp.The tension mounts at Oceti Skewing camp with barricades being installed in multiple places on the road and check points, the clean up, and an eviction notice handed to water protectors on Wednesday February 15,2017 video from Digital Smoke Signals .
“We are pleased to join our fellow investors to help address the community concerns and environmental risks that can impact the long-term returns of our investments,” said Anne Simpson, CalPERS’ investment director, sustainability. “We believe that engaging with the companies we own is the first course of action to effect change and a preferred option over divestment where we lose our voice as an investor.” stated Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Update : February 23, 2017 German Bank Divests
“BayernLB, who currently has $120 million invested into the Dakota Access pipeline, has been a target of environmental groups and supporters of water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to divest from both the pipeline and fossil fuels and to invest in a green future.”
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“I came up here to do a job I cant leave yet the Standing Rock people have asked us to clean up our mess. That’s my job now. When we got here we were told to build a sustainable economy environment. We started that we talked about farming , renewable energy to sustain these winters. It was a group effort ripped down by a few people and a few dollars and that’s a shame.” stated Jeffrey to help FUND Jeffrey Here Continue reading Jeffrey Mourns the Loss of Standing Rock
Do not let the quietness in the Capitol City of Wisconsin fool you! The people from Madison are always creating an atmosphere of hope and strength, from the echos of the walls in the Capitol where the Solidarity Singers can be found, to the jingling of bells from a Santa without a Chimney and if you scurry outside around town you will see the OM Tiny Home Village and for the homeless. While MAMA (Madison Action Mining Alternative) is right around the corner spreading the word!
After visiting Standing Rock Leslie Amsterdam used her love for photography and created an event with other locals to help raise funds for firewood and the medics Continue reading Madison Supporters Strike Again
One more Frac Sand Mine Project in Western Wisconsin. When will it be enough ? We have 128 Already! Meteor says it can create 100 jobs but would have to eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands! Now that’s a trade off!! #NOMeteor
Geers cited “DNR figures showing employment in sand mining peaked at 840 with 27 facilities in 2014 followed by 249 layoffs at five facilities in 2015.”
In the last 10 years “The Department of Natural Resources has issued 60 wetlands permits to sand operators, which allowed for the destruction of 26 acres of wetlands”
Wisconsin’s hillsides with “frac sand” is used to prop open fissures in the earth which creates an escape route for natural gas. A single well can require 2,000 tons of sand over its lifetime.
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