Category Archives: Plains Justice

Fracking: A Report from the You Won’t Believe This Department

A few months ago Plains Justice’s Tar Sands Pipelines blog reported on the many rock-your-world chemicals used to dilute tar sands bitumen in high pressure pipelines running here, there and everywhere across the U.S. Lest you think that Canadians have … Continue reading

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Selby (SD) 500-700 MW Coal Plant Dead for Real

A year or so ago, Plains Justice, Sierra Club and Dakota Rural Action were keeping an eye on plans to build a large new coal plant out in the middle of the South Dakota prairie at Selby (pop. 736), to … Continue reading

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Small Utilities, Big Changes

What a terrific webinar today by Clean Energy Ambassadors, Plains Justice’s innovative peer-to-peer outreach to consumer-owned utilities. With over 60 participants from small utilities across the country that want to use infrared camera technology to lower energy loss on their … Continue reading

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Hyperion Refinery Will Have Double the GHG Emissions, and Now It’s for Tar Sands

Over on our Great Plains Tar Sands Pipelines blog, news about the proposed Hyperion Refinery at Elk Point, SD, near Plains Justice’s Vermillion office. Previous greenhouse gas emissions projections were apparently way off due to some forgotten cokers, and now … Continue reading

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Climate Skepticism, or Welcome to Our World

The New York Times reported recently on a new field of social science inquiry focused on the beliefs of climate skeptics such as Christopher Horner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who attended a Chicago conference for climate skeptics in May. … Continue reading

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International Stop the Tar Sands Day

New email in from Germany, from a group that’s organizing global protests against Canadian tar sands extraction. There’s an international protest planned for June 2011. This is a step beyond the local work Plains Justice does to make sure there’s … Continue reading

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Plains Justice/Dakota Resource Council Fracking Report

Dakota Resource Council is calling for improved regulation of oil and gas extraction in North Dakota as it releases a report, authored by Plains Justice President Carrie La Seur, describing the state’s regulatory environment and making recommendations for better standards … Continue reading

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