The Great Carbon Boondoggle

I’ve written about a new report from the Oakland Institute titled The Great Carbon Boondoggle, which focuses on the resistance to Summit’s CO2 (carbon) pipeline here in the Midwest. Summit is one of three proposed CO2 pipelines, so far, to be built in the Midwest. (See: Oakland Institute Report) Boondoggle: work or activity that is wasteful or pointless … Continue reading The Great Carbon Boondoggle


NOTE: I am truly blessed to have many Indigenous friends, many who are involved in the Great Plains Action Society (GPAS), including the founder Sikowis Nobiss. As a White person I’ve tried hard to learn how to appropriately engage with my friends. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve written a lot about my experiences, hoping other White … Continue reading INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES RISE TO RESIST CARBON PIPELINES

Buffalo Rebellion Community Call: Carbon Pipeline Resistance

Care for Mother Earth and all our relations is why the Buffalo Rebellion coalition was formed. Most of us have been fighting against fossil fuels for many years. In 2013 I was one of about four thousand people in this country trained as Action Leads in the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance. That pipeline was … Continue reading Buffalo Rebellion Community Call: Carbon Pipeline Resistance

Scenarios for “nascent” carbon capture technologies

NASCENT: just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential It was a foregone conclusion that the fossil fuel industry would find a new way to generate profits as fossil fuels are becoming more difficult to extract, and resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure, i.e. pipelines, continues to rise. [capitalism] is causing five … Continue reading Scenarios for “nascent” carbon capture technologies

Carbon pipeline resistance

Today I plan to be in Des Moines for a rally against false climate solutions.( There are several terms related to Carbon Capture and Storage/Sequestration (CCS). I like carbon pipeline resistance. It reminds me of the Keystone Pledge of Resistance that I was deeply involved with when in Indianapolis. A campaign that, after years of … Continue reading Carbon pipeline resistance

Peacemaking means stopping carbon capture and pipelines

This morning I wrote about peacemaking. Encouraging Friends, each of us, to take a careful look at our life, and to speak out against the injustice and violence occurring today. To work to fill the spiritual void. But to do that means we have to show up. Be at Cowles Commons tomorrow at 1 pm … Continue reading Peacemaking means stopping carbon capture and pipelines

No CO2 Pipelines in Iowa

Iowa Utilities Board (IUB)! See Our Power! You can download a copy of this poster here.!Avb9bFhezZpPjNEeBqI19Hk2DVMAkw Please join us July 12th, 8:30 am at the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) monthly board meeting. The board is preparing to handle permit requests for three hazardous carbon pipelines in Iowa. There are many reasons why carbon pipelines … Continue reading No CO2 Pipelines in Iowa

Hazardous liquid carbon pipelines

There are many reasons why carbon, or CO2 pipelines, should not be built. Some I’ve written: My friend Mahmud Fitil maintains the Facebook group Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance Coalition @NoCCSIowa. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is not the answer to the climate emergency. CCS is unproven, dangerous and delays real solutions to the climate … Continue reading Hazardous liquid carbon pipelines

Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance

It was predictable that ridiculous schemes would appear now that the public can no longer ignore environmental chaos beginning to occur in so many, increasingly devastating ways. Learning the cause of these climate catastrophes is greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, the public is desperately calling for ways to reduce those emissions now. The … Continue reading Iowa Carbon Pipeline Resistance

Carbon pipeline opposition

WOW. This is the front page of today’s Des Moines Register and part of that story can be found below. After years of resisting pipelines, beginning in 2013 with the Keystone Pledge of Resistance, I am cautiously optimistic we might stop these carbon pipelines. Clearly there is much more attention paid to, and resistance from … Continue reading Carbon pipeline opposition