Adam Federman

Adam Federman, a former Russia Fulbright Fellow, has written for the Nation, Columbia Journalism Review, Earth Island Journal, Gastronomica, and Adirondack Life, and other publications. You can find more of his work at adamfederman.com.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 9:15am
Environmental Activists Continue to Face Interrogations at US-Canada Border
Three members of the radical environmental organization Deep Green Resistance and two other individuals were detained for more than seven hours at the Peace Arch border crossing between Washington State and British Columbia on their way to Vancouver to attend a talk by author and activist Chris...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 11:45am
Beyond PETA : SeaWorld Spy Also Attended 2014 Orca Conference
The covert work of a SeaWorld employee accused of infiltrating the animal rights group PETA extended far beyond his involvement with any single organization. Former SeaWorld orca trainers have confirmed that Thomas Jones, whose real identity and name, Paul McComb, were revealed by PETA last week ,...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:00pm
Kinder Morgan Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to ‘Deter Protests’
Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeline upgrade. The company requested that the officers, though officially off-duty, be in uniform and...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:45am
Gulf Coast Activists Band Together to Fight Climate Change and Extractive Industries
For activists throughout the Gulf Coast 2015 is a year of anniversaries. It is the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill; the 10-year anniversary of hurricanes Katrina and Rita as well as a BP refinery explosion in Texas City that killed 15 people; and 40 years since a massive influx of Vietnamese...
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Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
After the Fracking Ban
It’s been just over a month since Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced that fracking would be banned in New York State. This decisive victory for environmental activists who had campaigned for years to keep the industry out of the state also presents a dilemma: Without a high profile...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:30am
New York’s Fracking Ban is a Major Setback for the Oil and Gas Industry
Five years ago it wasn’t a question of if fracking would come to New York but when . Yesterday’s decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban high volume hydraulic fracturing in the state is a measure of how much things have changed in a relatively short period of time. New York is the first state, other...
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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 1:30pm
New Oil & Gas Industry Intel Network Circumvents FOIA Law
What if the private sector banded together to create its own intelligence sharing networks exempt from FOIA law and public accountability? In the last decade a number of different industries ranging from financial services and health care to nuclear energy and defense have created what are known as...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:15am
Deep Undercover: Police Officer in UK Fathered a Child with an Activist as Part of an Investigation
What are the limits — if any — to undercover policing? At what point is a moral, ethical, or legal threshold crossed when an undercover operative insinuates himself into a targeted group or the lives of its members? Last Friday British media reported that the UK’s Metropolitan Police would pay £400...
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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:30am
Unsafe at Any Speed: Will New DOT Regulations Prevent Another Oil by Rail Disaster?
Who is responsible for the series of oil train derailments and accidents that have occurred recently? A little more than one year since a train derailed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people and destroying more than 40 buildings, this seemingly simple question remains at the heart...
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:11pm
Can Activists Win the PR Battle with the Fossil Fuel Industry?
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