Category Archives: Tar Sands

November 2016 Update: Powering Resistance

Happy fall from the Coal River Valley! Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been up to, and some of what we’re doing next. STANDING ROCK RESISTANCE Since August, RAMPS members and friends have been supporting the native water protectors at Standing Rock in their fight to protect water and sacred lands from the proposed Dakota Access […]

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RAMPS Campaigner Glen Collins Sentenced to 60 Days for KXL Action

Update:  Glen’s jail sentence ends on May 7 th … But that doesn’t include court costs. Glen owes $518 in court costs, which he needs to pay before he is released.  If court costs are not paid before May 7th, Glen will be kept in Smith County Jail for 5 additional days.   For every […]

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RAMPS Join with TSB to Clog Keystone XL Pipeline

Update – Glen, Matt and Isabelle are all out of jail!   Thanks for all the support! Update – Wednesday December 12 Glen (and friends, Matt and Isabelle) are still being held (day 10) in Smith County Jail on an illegal bail of $65,000 each. Glen is doing alright in jail.  We are keeping him […]

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Solidarity Against Extractive Industry is a Beautiful Thing!

RAMPS  is excited to continue to be part of the growing national uprising against extraction! This past weekend, we had the privilege and honor to be fighting against extraction from many different places. While some of us happily stayed home in West Virginia to continue the long struggle against surface mining, others traveled around the […]

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RAMPS Sends Representatives to Support Tar Sands Blockade

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, three of us from RAMPS took the Everybody’s Kitchen bus down to the Dallas area to support our allies at the Tar Sands Blockade. Here in Texas, grassroots activists have been resisting transcanada’s pipeline construction for weeks, even in the face of extreme police brutality. We’re here to help put on the action […]

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Tar Sands Blockade begins 8-person tree-sit

Our friends in Texas have erected a large tree-sit community of eight people with an indefinite amount of supplies to prevent construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline! “Today I climbed a tree in the path of Keystone XL to demand TransCanada stop construction of this dirty and dangerous pipeline. This pipeline is a disaster for […]

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