Enbridge Tar Sands Resistance Tour Kicks off

You’re invited to share space and be in conversation with dozens of Detroiters, indigenous leaders, and organizations resisting tar sands extraction & refinement across the occupied territories of the Midwest and Canada.

We will have a potluck at 5pm with a traditional soup and the prgram starts at 6pm. We’ll be joined by members of the American Indian Health and Family Services, DCATS – Detroit…

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Indigenous in Ecuador Struggle to Get Chevron to Pay Up on $9.5 Billion in Damages

Their land still saturated with goop, indigenous groups in Ecuador are awaiting a decision in the Supreme Court of Canada on whether Chevron Corp. can be forced to pay the $9.5 billion in damages they are owed for severe contamination of their lands.

Attorneys for Ecuadorean plaintiffs, most of whom are indigenous, appeared before Canada’s Supreme Court on Thursday, October 11 in an effort to seek payment for the $9.5 billion judgment levied against Chevron back in 2011.

The latest episode of this case (which started in 1993) began as a result of Chevron’s refusal to abide by the Ecuadorean court’s order—issued in 2011—that it clean up almost 1,000 oil waste pits and billions of gallons of oil sludge dumped into streams and rivers of the Amazon between 1964 and 1990, when Texaco owned the company.

In the meantime, the mostly indigenous residents of the Lago Agria region are still facing severely contaminated water and land. Moreover, medical studies are showing higher rates of cancer and other diseases affecting residents there, in comparison to the rest of the country.

And now they signed with BP:


Fighting for Justice Against unjust Systems

Fighting for Justice Against unjust Systems

If you have come to help me, you are
wasting your time. But if you have
come because your liberation is
bound up with mine, then let us walk
together…” – Lila Watson

You are the difference. Anti-black violence against our black brothers and sisters is violence against us. Ecocidal violence against our living systems(water, trees, land, etc.) for the sake of profit is violence towards me.…

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Detroit City Council Livestream Link

Detroit City Council Livestream Link

EPA Workshop on Air Quality Data in Detroit

EPA Workshop on Air Quality Data in Detroit

MDEQ, U.S. EPA and local university partners are conducting a training on understanding air quality data for interested parties in Detroit and surrounding areas. The training will cover EPA’s air databases, monitoring data, enforcement and compliance data, and other studies that have been conducted in Detroit. No background in science in necessary to attend.

Please join us at this workshop for…

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FRIDAY: Tribute to MARK ANDERSON with D-CATS & Friends

FRIDAY: Tribute to MARK ANDERSON with D-CATS & Friends

The Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands(D-CATS) wants to invite you to this Friday’s fun evening of acoustic music, karaoke, food, silent-auction, raffles, and great people,as we come together to raise funds for the family of our friend and fellow D-CAT, Mark Anderson, who just transitioned on Monday after his fight with cancer. There will be space to share our fondest memories of Mark and…

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Detroit Today on WDET

Director of Wayne State University’s Great Lakes Environmental Law Center Nick Schroeck joins Laura to discuss the impact of the agreement between the United States and China to new limits on carbon emissions.

Discussing the issues and ideas important to metropolitan Detroit, Detroit Today talks with the newsmakers, people making a difference in our community, and WDET listeners. Produced by Joan Isabella, Amy Miller & Laura Weber-Davis with Matthew Trevethan – Technical Director and Engineer. Email us at DetroitToday@wdet.org, tweet to us using the hashtag #DetroitToday

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