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Quinault Raise Alarm Yet Again After Two Oil Trains Derail in One Weekend

 Oil train derailments such as this one from November 7, 2015, in Wisconsin are an all too common sight, the Quinault Nation says. Photo: Indian Country Today

Oil train derailments such as this one from November 7, 2015, in Wisconsin are an all too common sight, the Quinault Nation says. Photo: Indian Country Today

by Indian Country Today, Nov 12, 2015

Two more derailments of oil-bearing trains last weekend, these two in Wisconsin, have prompted the Quinault Nation to issue yet another warning about the dangers inherent in such transport.

“The frequency of these train crashes combined with the danger they pose to people and to the environment that sustains us should alarm everyone, everywhere, to the point that they take a stand against increased oil train traffic,” said Quinault Nation President Fawn Sharp in a statement on Tuesday November 10. Read the rest of this entry

Kahnawake Mohawks hold railway protest against planned sewage dump

Mohawks from Kahnawake protest Montreal city's plans to dump sewage into the St Lawrence River. Photo: CBC News.

Mohawks from Kahnawake protest Montreal city’s plans to dump sewage into the St Lawrence River. Photo: CBC News.

Group issues impassioned plea to cancel City of Montreal sewage dump

CBC News, Oct 15, 2015

About a dozen Mohawks from Kahnawake assembled near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks today to voice their opposition to Montreal’s plan to dump eight billion litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

Akohserake Deer, one of the organizers of the protest, read a statement on behalf of the group imploring the city to reconsider the plan.

Deer declined to answer what actions the group intended to take if the dump was not cancelled. She would not say whether a railway blockade might be in the works.   Read the rest of this entry