Melanie Jae Martin

Melanie writes on environmental justice and forging a sustainable future. Follow her at @MJaeMartin.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:06pm
Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage
Yesterday, after 21 months in federal custody, climate activist Tim DeChristopher approached the pulpit at his church in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a free man. The First Unitarian congregation rose in uproarious applause, tears streaming down more than a few faces. “It’s good to be home,” DeChristopher told the crowd.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:26pm
Welcome to Blockadia!
We are members of Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar Sands Resistance , groups that are working to stop tar sands mining from beginning in Utah.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 8:22am
Permission to Pollute: A Green Light for the First Tar Sands Mine in the US?
A hillside is bleeding. The blood spills from wounded rock, from the pores of the earth, falling into black ponds that sit stark against the emerald grace of her body. A crow dips in a bit of meat she’s scavenged, a ritual. The meat sticks in the murky substance, as she strains to pull out her head. She reaches toward her head with her foot, the ooze filling her nostrils. She falls in. As she struggles, her wings spread out as if gliding on air, a desperate effort to maintain buoyancy for as long as possible.
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