Posts Tagged with "bill mckibben"

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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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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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People Power Defeats Keystone XL Again

Friday, March 9, 2012

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People Power Defeats Keystone XL Again

Yesterday, the Senate voted on a bill that would have overridden President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. And it’s all thanks to you. When Keystone XL reared its ugly head this time around, the climate movement responded with a massive show of strength: 802,000 of us sent messages to our Senators telling them [...]

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Don’t Miss: Upcoming Bay Area Events

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Don’t Miss: Upcoming Bay Area Events

We thought we’d let you know about some of the events RAN staff will be attending around the Bay Area this March. Hope to see you there! March 2: Corporations Are Not People: A Discussion with Author Jeffrey D. Clements This Friday, attend this special program with author and Free Speech for People Co-Founder Jeff [...]

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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Keystone XL Rejected: Thank You President Obama

President Obama has just rejected the Keystone XL pipeline! This puts a halt to current plans for a massive 1700-mile pipeline that would have allowed some of the world’s dirtiest oil to travel from Canada’s tar sands through America’s heartland — jeopardizing our water, our air and our climate. Six months ago the pipeline project [...]

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

Monday, September 26, 2011

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1252 Arrested to Stop Keystone XL—Here’s What Comes Next

The groundswell of opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is something I’ve been following closely since this month’s sit-in at the White House, which saw the arrests of 1,252 brave people in protest. I’m so proud that RAN and our supporters have played a key role in elevating this issue to one of [...]

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Last fall, Bill McKibben, Phil Radford and I issued a letter calling on people of conscience to take direct action to amplify the demands of the climate movement. Of course, we were far from the only people making that call — the outcry for solutions to the climate catastrophe looming over us has been loud [...]

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“Everest Of Dirty Money” Launches Pro-Keystone XL Effort – A Partnership To Pollute America

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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“Everest Of Dirty Money” Launches Pro-Keystone XL Effort – A Partnership To Pollute America

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the Everest of dirty money.” — Bill McKibben, Powershift 2011 Have you heard of the Partnership to Fuel America? It sounds innocent enough, but it’s actually a campaign launched by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to promote the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The U.S. Chamber would like you to [...]

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Monday, March 7, 2011

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RAN, 350, Greenpeace: Now Is the Time for Nonviolent Action

Last Thursday, a federal jury in Salt Lake City, Utah convicted activist Tim DeChristopher of two felony counts for disrupting the auction of more than 100,000 acres of federal land that was being sold off by the Bush Administration for oil and gas drilling in 2008. Tim’s act of civil disobedience has been widely heralded [...]

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Kentucky Has Risen!

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Kentucky Has Risen!

“Mountaintop removal is an act of aggression. Civil disobedience is an act of love.” – Terry Tempest Williams A mountaintop insurrection is underway in Kentucky, and it’s got be on Gov. Steve Beshear’s mind this week. As we contemplate Gandhi’s adage, “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you [...]

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Put Climate Change on Trial

Monday, February 8, 2010

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Over a year ago, in the tradition of Ed Abbey and Earth First!, college student Tim DeChristopher (aka Bidder 70) monkey-wrenched an auction for oil and gas leases in Utah when he bid on 14 parcels worth $1.8 million and then stated he had neither the intention nor the money to pay for them. He [...]

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