Will Parrish, The Guardian

Will Parrish

The Guardian

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  • The Guardian
  • The Intercept
  • East Bay Express

Past articles by Will:

Revealed: legislators’ pro-pipeline letters ghostwritten by fossil fuel company

Letters by key legislators including North Dakota’s governor written by officials of MDU Resources, a subsidiary of WBI Energy → Read More

Indigenous people outraged at Canada police's possible use of lethal force

A Guardian report revealed an RCMP strategy document calling for ‘lethal overwatch’ in a January raid → Read More

Exclusive: Canada police prepared to shoot Indigenous activists, documents show

Notes from strategy session for raid on Wet’suwet’en nation’s ancestral lands show commanders argued for ‘lethal overwatch’ → Read More

Revealed: emails raise ethical questions over Trump official's role in gas project

Documents obtained by the Guardian suggest interior secretary is promoting effort tied to his former firm → Read More

Revealed: FBI and police monitoring Oregon anti-pipeline activists

Emails show the latest example of environmental groups facing increased surveillance by law enforcement → Read More

Pennsylvania governor under scrutiny for role in approving pipeline

Tom Wolf’s office has denied he ordered permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which is under criminal investigation for pollution and property damage, to be accelerated → Read More

How Police, Private Security, and Energy Companies Are Preparing for a New Pipeline Standoff

Law enforcement has been monitoring opposition to Enbridge Line 3 and seeking guidance from officials who led the militarized response at Standing Rock. → Read More

Standing Rock activist faces prison after officer shot him in the face

Marcus Mitchell, who was severely injured when a bean bag pellet entered his eye socket, was charged with trespassing after protest → Read More

'Treating protest as terrorism': US plans crackdown on Keystone XL activists

Documents suggest an aggressive response to possible protests against the oil pipeline amid fears of another Standing Rock → Read More

Recent Arrests Under New Anti-Protest Law Spotlight Risks That Off-Duty Cops Pose to Pipeline Opponents

Law enforcement officers hired by a private security company are enforcing a new Louisiana law which makes trespassing near oil pipelines a felony. → Read More

Living on Ohlone Land

A historic effort to repatriate East Bay land to Ohlone descendants marks a turning point for indigenous cultural renewal and prompts the question: What does it mean to live on indigenous land? → Read More

Louisiana and Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge and Enbridge Pipelines

Louisiana’s bill inflicts harsh penalties for conspiracy to trespass — which can apply even if someone never sets foot on a critical infrastructure site. → Read More

A Native American Activist Followed Her Mother’s Footsteps to Standing Rock. Now She Faces Years in Prison.

Oglala Lakota Sioux activist Red Fawn Fallis pleaded guilty to two federal felonies, all but assuring she will receive a substantial prison sentence. → Read More

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists

The private security firm TigerSwan worked to build a RICO suit accusing Greenpeace, Earth First, and BankTrack of inciting protests to increase donations. → Read More

Law Enforcement Descended On Standing Rock A Year Ago And Changed the DAPL Fight Forever

No other incident during Standing Rock better illustrates the collaboration between police and private security in suppressing the NoDAPL movement. → Read More

Police Used Private Security Aircraft for Surveillance in Standing Rock No-Fly Zone

The FAA's no-fly zone barred indigenous drone pilots from documenting law enforcement at the Dakota Access Pipeline, but private security aircraft continued their surveillance. → Read More

DAPL Security Firm TigerSwan Responded to Pipeline Vandalism by Launching Multistate Dragnet

TigerSwan swept up dozens of individuals in its hunt for a few, monitoring private residences and recruiting employees at local businesses into its surveillance effort. → Read More

Environmentalists Protest As Gov. Jerry Brown Promotes Climate-Change Laws That Would Hurt Bay Area Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate-justice advocates were out in force yesterday at the state Capitol, protesting two bills that they argue would eliminate the Bay Area control over curbing pollution. The California Senate Environmental Quality Committee bucked their demands, however, and voted in line with Gov. Jerry Brown’s wishes, in favor the contentious proposed laws. → Read More

TigerSwan Faces Lawsuit Over Unlicensed Security Operations in North Dakota

Meanwhile, in Illinois, Food & Water Watch has demanded a state attorney general investigation into the firm’s infiltration of activist groups. → Read More

Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline

As Dakota Access opponents moved to new pipeline fights in other states, the repressive tactics deployed against the NoDAPL movement migrated too. → Read More