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Don't Be Fooled, McKibben Says. On Climate, Trudeau's No Better Than Trump.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is sick of people glossing over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's climate record just because he's nice to look at. To be sure, McKibben writes in a Guardian op-ed published Monday, Trudeau has "mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate...
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Keystone XL Opponents Target Banks Funding Climate Destruction
Kicking off a week of actions targeting the institutions financing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipelines, activists on Saturday protested at banks in 25 cities to shine a spotlight on the roll they are having on climate destruction. "It's back—and so are we," reads the call to...
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Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline , is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal with protesters. In an interview with the Omaha World-Herald published Tuesday,...
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Lawsuits Pile Up, Resistance Revs Up Against Trump's KXL Order
Rising to the challenge set by the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, environmental organizations and Indigenous groups are already firing back with a pair of lawsuits and an energized vow to resist the controversial, 1,700-mile conduit. "This dirty pipeline is a loaded...
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Trump Restarts Keystone XL Fight, Not the Tar Sands Pipeline
The Trump Administration’s approval of the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline marks the beginning of what is likely to be a long fight over the dirty energy project. Many obstacles remain for the controversial tar sand pipeline, starting with the legal vulnerabilities of the...
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'Disaster': Trump Administration Signs Off on Keystone XL Pipeline
Nearly ten years after pipeline company TransCanada first applied for a State Department permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline , the Trump administration has reversed the previous administration's decision and signed off on the "disastrous" project. "The Keystone XL pipeline is a...
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Climate Denier Trump Takes Us into “Unchartered Territory” with KXL
Later today, the Trump administration is expected to announce the approval of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline has been the subject of a major battle between environmentalists and the oil industry for years and was rejected by the Obama Administration. We have known for a...
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'The Fight is Not Over,' Groups Vow, as State Dept Poised to Approve Keystone XL
The State Department will announce its approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, unnamed government sources told the Associated Press , after President Donald Trump ordered the department to reopen its review of the pipeline. The decision will clear the way for construction to...
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Another Sign Just Came in That Tar Sands Operations Are on Life Support
Royal Dutch Shell announced Thursday that it is selling off the majority of its tar sands assets, as its chief executive noted dwindling "societal acceptance of the energy system as we have it." Of the $7.25 billion deal with energy company Canadian Natural, Shell said in a statement that it will "...
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Three Life-or-Death Reasons Why Climate, Food, and Native American Activists Need to Keep Working Together
On Tuesday, January 24, Donald Trump signed presidential memorandums to revive the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major dirty oil and fracking pipelines halted by the Obama administration after massive resistance from indigenous, climate and other public interest...
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