Keystone XL

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
After fierce nationwide opposition forced the Obama administration to halt the Keystone XL pipeline, President Donald Trump has given it the green light and the climate movement has vowed to fight it once again. (Image via Rainforest Action Network)
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 action . After fierce nationwide opposition forced...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Morton County Sheriff's Department deployed a tank and sprayed peaceful protesters with a water cannon amid sub-zero temperatures on November 20, 2016. (Photo: Dark Sevier/flickr/cc)
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The climate movement successfully pressured former President Barack Obama to abandon the Keystone XL pipeline. Activists say they will do it again. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr)
Rising to the challenge set by the Trump administration's approval of the...

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