BREAKING: Our two-time tree-sitter Jessica “Felix” Clark was just taken to jail after pleading guilty to criminal charges. Today, Jessica had the choice between two plea deals: 1 year of probation or 26 days in jail. Jessica chose to accept jail time in order to avoid a lengthy probationary period and to highlight the injustice of tar sands industry, while standing in solidarity with political prisoners across the globe.
To support Jessica, you can send mail and books (from a publisher) to the LaPorte County Jail!
809 State Suite 201A
La Porte IN, 46350
See this page for more mail guidelines: http://www.laportecountysheriff.com/jail/Incoming%20Mail%20Acceptance%20and%20Inspection.pdf
Read more of Jessica’s statement to the court below:
… Both tree-sits were in opposition to Enbridge’s expansion activities on the same pipeline which bursted in July 2010, causing what is now regarded as the largest inland tar sands spill in US history. The disaster led to 900 thousand gallons of diluted bitumen spilling into Talmadge Creek and eventually into over 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River. To date, the spill has not been cleaned up, and Enbridge continues to prioritize the pipeline’s expansion over cleaning up the disastrous mess the pipeline left behind.
—Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (Apr. 16, 2014)
This is my poster that I created to present my research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research next week. I’m really ecstatic about the opportunity to share my passion and findings with people across the nation. Wish me luck!
It’s been a year since a broken oil pipeline sent an estimated 210,000 gallons of Canadian dilbit into an Arkansas neighborhood, but there’s still a long list of unknowns about the spill.
The most critical mystery yet to be resolved for the public: What caused ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline to break apart March 29 while the line was running well below its maximum approved pressure?
All the public knows now is that a metallurgical report concluded that substandard pipe-making methods left tiny cracks near the lengthwise seams on the 1940s-era northern Pegasus pipe. Those micro-cracks grew and merged during service to become dangerous “hook cracks,” and then something—or a combination of things—caused at least one hook crack to open up a 22-foot gash in Mayflower, Ark.
The report didn’t determine what caused long-dormant manufacturing defects to awaken and expand, and didn’t say whether the way the Pegasus was being operated, or the properties of the dilbit had a role in promoting crack growth on the pipe.
—Illustration by John W. Tomac appearing in the March/April 2014 issue of Sierra
On the final day of public comments on the Keystone pipeline opponents outnumbered supporters 2 to 1.
“We’re hearing from people all across this country who know that the Keystone XL pipeline is absolutely not in our nation’s best interest,” said Amanda Starbuck, the Rainforest Action Network’s climate program director, in a statement. “The two million comments delivered today reflect a huge wave of resistance to the pipeline. From the Oglala Lakota Sioux fighting to stop the pipeline from entering their territory to the hundreds of students arrested at the White House gates, we stand united with everyday Americans who are ready to do what it takes to stop this pipeline, once and for all.”
—The Washington Post (Mar. 7, 2014)
with the help of john quigley, sdsu protests the keystone pipeline project