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Hours Left for KXL Public Comment
'We are fed up with the State Department’s conflict-ridden, Big Carbon influenced, Keystone XL consideration process'
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XL Dissent: Democracy and the Pipeline
Earlier this morning, I took a break from press calls and preparations for this weekend’s big XL Dissent protest in Washington, D.C. to go back and watch some of the original videos we made during Tar Sands Action, the two-weeks of sit-ins in August 2011 that helped turn the Keystone XL tar sands...
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The Climate Movement’s Pipeline Preoccupation
Architecturally, a keystone is the wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces in place. Without the keystone, the building blocks of an archway will tumble and fall, with no support system for the weight of the arch. Much of the United States climate movement right now...
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The Flip Side Of Obama’s Keystone XL Delay
Even as President Obama cast a veneer of caution over the Keystone pipeline’s northern half, he quietly expedited dozens of similar projects
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Civil Disobedience as Law Enforcement
Two years ago I was among more than a thousand people who committed civil disobedience at the White House to oppose the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then many more have been arrested around the country, often blocking the actual pathway along which the Keystone XL is being...
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Global Climate Movement Turns Up the Heat
Using direct actions to save the planet, 'We're doing what we have to do.'
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Non-Violent Keystone XL Activists = 'Eco-Terrorists,' According to TransCanada Documents
Vague language also ensnares journalists, researchers and academics
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'Summer Heat': Our Bodies vs Industry's Money, Says Climate Movement
'We need some of you to risk going to jail, and all of you to show up and speak out.'
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Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage
A climate justice activist's cause for celebration
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Historic Tar-Sands Action at Obama’s Door
For the first time in its 120-year history, the Sierra Club engaged in civil disobedience, the day after President Barack Obama gave his 2013 State of the Union address. The group joined scores of others protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which awaits a permitting decision from the Obama...
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