Category Archives: Activism

Keystone XL pipeline decision postponed again -- need for pressure continues

The Obama administration has once again postponed a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, likely delaying a final decision until after the November 2014 elections. It seems clear that the anti-pipeline campaign initiated in the heartland and sparked as a … Continue reading

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Harvard faculty letter: divest university from fossil fuels

"Our University invests in the fossil fuel industry: this is for us the central issue," 100 Harvard faculty members have written in a letter to the President of the university. They say: "Our sense of urgency in signing this Letter cannot … Continue reading

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Keystone is about more than one pipeline

"Environmentalists have decided that enough is enough," says Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona). "Keystone is about more than one pipeline. It is about establishing once and for all whether we have moved on from the disastrous Bush-Cheney view of environmental policy. … Continue reading

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Today, "The Day We Fight Back"

Good governance groups, transparency organizations and accountability advocates around the world are protesting mass surveillance today, February 11: the Day We Fight Back.

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Keystone XL tar sands pipeline & the "National Interest"

The release of the State Department's Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline initiates the final stage in the permitting process: the 90-day National Interest Determination. The multiple reasons to oppose granting a construction permit include an … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94

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Big Green confronts Obama on climate-energy policy link

A year ago we wrote of  Obama's policy on fossil fuel development: "'All of the above' is not compatible with a serious strategy to deal with the threat of global climatic disruption. ... He can't have it both ways." Our message … Continue reading

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More truth-telling about Obama and climate policy from Bill McKibben

"[T]here were plenty of cynics who said Obama and his insiders were too closely tied to the fossil-fuel industry to take climate change seriously," our friend Bill McKibben writes in the current issue of Rolling Stone. And "it's looked more … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Mandela and divestment; National Academy of Sciences on "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change"; Hansen et al. on "Assessing 'Dangerous Climate Change'"; denialists on AMS climate survey

A few highlights from our weekend reading: (1) Joe Romm at Climate Progress on "Nelson Mandela's Legacy for Climate Hawks;" (2) Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences; (3) "Assessing 'Dangerous Climate … Continue reading

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Reverend Billy faces year in prison for climate change protest

Our friend Reverend Billy Talen is facing year in prison for protesting JPMorgan Chase's financing of fossil fuels. Video interview on Democracy Now!, with transcript and additional information below:

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