Two Big Announcemements on the KXL Pledge of Resistance

By Amanda Starbuck, May 29 2013

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Two Big Announcemements on the KXL Pledge of Resistance

Over the last two months, Rainforest Action Network has been working with CREDO and The Other 98% to lay the groundwork to prepare for the Pledge of Resistance. The Pledge is a commitment made by more than 60,000 people to engage in civil disobedience and risk arrest if President Obama’s administration issues a draft approval [...]

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Culture Beyond Oil: Artists Bring BP Trial to London’s Tate Art Museum

By Guest, April 23 2013

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Culture Beyond Oil: Artists Bring BP Trial to London’s Tate Art Museum

A Guest blog-post by Glen Tarman, a founding member of the art collective, Libertate Tate Every day this week in marking the third anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the art collective Liberate Tate is giving a performance dramatizing the trial of BP. It’s entitled ‘All Rise’ and is all taking place at the Tate Modern in [...]

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Dear Exxon, We’re Sick of Your Spin Machine. With No Love, America.

By Melanie Gleason, April 4 2013

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Dear Exxon, We’re Sick of Your Spin Machine. With No Love, America.

Is anyone else paying attention to the tweets that Exxon-Mobil have posted following the aftermath of the Mayflower, Arkansas oil spill? Frustratingly—and not surprisingly—Exxon has issued a hollow apology “for the inconvenience” to the town of Mayflower for spilling over 80,000 gallons of oil that cascaded through the streets of this small town last Friday: [...]

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Pledging to Resist the Keystone XL Madness

By Scott Parkin, March 18 2013

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Pledging to Resist the Keystone XL Madness

In the smart new F/X drama “The Americans” about Elizabeth and Phillip, a pair of lovable Soviet sleeper agents living in the DC suburbs during the Reagan-era 1980s, a top Soviet spy tells Elizabeth “the American people have elected a madman as their president. He makes no secret of his desire to destroy us.” The [...]

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Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

By Scott Parkin, February 27 2013

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Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

Does the Tar Sands Blockade (TSB) have a crystal ball we didn’t know about? Yesterday in Tyler County, TX, a pipeline operated by Sunoco Logistics sprung a leak and spilled 20,000 gallons (or 550 barrels) of oil into local East Texas waterways. Deep East Texas is known for its creeks and lakes, freshwater eco-systems and aquifers [...]

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Amanda Starbuck, February 17 2013

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From the Local To the Global: Why We Must Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

“Now that we have seen what the Tar Sands in Alberta looks like, this is not about the pipeline going through our farm. This is about Alberta, about the world. ” This week tens of thousands of people have arrived in Washington D.C. to defend the climate and demonstrate their opposition to the Keystone XL [...]

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Financed emissions: A big problem for banks, and a bigger problem for the climate

By Ben Collins, October 30 2012

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Financed emissions: A big problem for banks, and a bigger problem for the climate

What is the total greenhouse gas footprint of Citigroup, Bank of America, or UBS? Right now, we don’t know, and that’s a major problem for both banks and the climate. Banks emit greenhouse gases to power their offices and branches, but they also finance the emissions of other companies through their loans, investments, and other [...]

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Over 50 Enter Tar Sands Tree Blockade in Defiance of Police

By Scott Parkin, October 15 2012

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Over 50 Enter Tar Sands Tree Blockade in Defiance of Police

The fight against the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t going anywhere. This morning, in defiance of police and TransCanada’s lawsuits, over 50 people marched onto the easement to resupply the tree blockade with fresh food and water. Follow tarsandsblockade.org for updates. Here’s the press release: Over 50 Enter Tar Sands Blockade Tree Village in Defiance of [...]

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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

By Scott Parkin, October 5 2012

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An Open Letter In Support Of the Tar Sands Blockade

Rainforest Action Network is excited to have led this call to support the Tar Sands Blockade. Not only is stopping the expansion of fossil fuels infrastructure of the utmost priority, but the harsh repression of environmental activists from both TransCanada and law enforcement needs to be called out again and again. We stand with the Tar [...]

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TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

By Scott Parkin, September 27 2012

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TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

Yesterday, we learned that Texas police applied sustained chokeholds, violent arm-twisting, pepper spray, and multiple uses of tasers to move two peaceful protesters—all at the behest of TransCanada employees. On Monday, eight brave people climbed trees on private land in Texas to block construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline and protect [...]

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