Carbon capture in Iowa

There is an ancient Lakota prophecy about a black snake that would slither across the land, desecrating the sacred sites and poisoning the water before destroying the Earth. The following Includes remarks by my friends Sikowis Nobiss (Great Plains Action Society), Lee Tesdell, Ed Fallon (Bold Iowa). Great Plains Action Society December 2 at 4:16 PM  Great Plains ActionContinue reading “Carbon capture in Iowa”

Wet’suwet’en 1/11/2022

The last time I wrote about the Wet’suwet’en was January 2nd, RCMP Invasion expected on Wet’suwet’en territory. It’s not that the RCMP have left, but there has been a change in tactics. The threat continues. There’s no question that I am guilty of painting on the street because the reason is so important. Shawn SelwayContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en 1/11/2022”

Prairie Not Pipelines

Tonight, my friends at the Great Plains Action Society will present Episode 1 of an Indigenous web series related to climate, water, and resource extraction on the Plains. “Currently, the majority of the media and public pushback is coming from white landowners. However, these pipelines are being proposed to be forced through stolen land andContinue reading “Prairie Not Pipelines”

Future of Fossil Fuels

“The Future of Fossil Fuels Hinges on Two Huge Midwestern Pipeline Fights” by PETER MONTAGUE, Common Dreams, December 9, 2021, caught my attention. It is essential to stop construction of so-called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) infrastructure that article is about. But I think the extraction and use of fossil fuels will end prior toContinue reading “Future of Fossil Fuels”

Pipelines and soil destruction

Fossil fuel pipelines have been a target of water protectors for many years. Presidential approval for the Keystone XL pipeline gave rise to the Keystone Pledge of Resistance which was probably the reason the Obama administration eventually denied the permit. (See: https://landbackfriends.com/?s=keystone) In a textbook example of racial injustice, the route of the Dakota AccessContinue reading “Pipelines and soil destruction”

Does this path have a good heart?

It is alarming but unsurprising to hear of yet another type of fossil fuel pipeline project. Far too late, many people are finally being confronted with the consequences of decades of excess fossil fuel burning. And of course, they are clamoring for the problem to be taken care of immediately. There are no quick fixes.Continue reading “Does this path have a good heart?”

Wet’suwet’en update 11/17/2021

I try to do most of the writing on this blog, rather than sharing tweets and videos. But it is important for those on the frontlines to tell their stories themselves. Some may wonder why I, a white male in the so-called United States, follows so closely and writes about the Wet’suwet’en. There are severalContinue reading “Wet’suwet’en update 11/17/2021”

COP 26 and Beyond Coal and Gas Alliance

COP 26 can only be seen as a failure since there was no agreement to end fossil fuel extraction and use. Nothing short of that will even slow down environmental collapse. It is not true that the deal “keeps 1.5C within reach” as COP26 President Alok Sharma says. Already the temperature has increased 1.1C. WeContinue reading “COP 26 and Beyond Coal and Gas Alliance”

Capitalist drive to environmental destruction

It seems a paradigm shift is required to understand we can only make progress to protect Mother Earth and future generations by replacing the capitalist economic system. I have struggled to find ways to express this to other white people. When I asked an Indigenous friend about this, he said those who are doing wellContinue reading “Capitalist drive to environmental destruction”

 Indian Child Welfare Act

I’m discouraged to learn about the latest tactics to use children, once again, as leverage to take away Native rights. The intentional cruelty of the violent removal of children to the institutions of forced assimilation was what finally broke Indigenous resistance to stealing the land, and its resources, from native peoples. The previous administration alsoContinue reading ” Indian Child Welfare Act”