Posts Tagged with "James Hansen"

Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Tar Sands Action entered its second week with the biggest day of arrests so far. NASA scientist and climate expert Dr. James Hansen was one of those arrested today at the White House: President Obama must decide whether or not to grant a “presidential permit” for Canadian company TransCanada to begin construction of the [...]

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

In my freshman logic course, now a long time ago, I learned about Petitio Principii, Circulus in Probando, also known as arguing in a circle. It’s a basic fallacy popularly demonstrated in a formulation like this: Daniel always tells the truth. I know this because he told me so. But of course Daniel might be [...]

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Appalachian Activist Fights Mountaintop Removal with Purpose

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Appalachian Activist Fights Mountaintop Removal with Purpose

Some great news. RAN’s longtime friend and ally, Bo Webb of the Coal River Valley, has won the prestigious Purpose Prize for his efforts in ending mountaintop removal. The Purpose Prize goes to social entrepreneurs over 60 who, in their encore careers, are using their experience and passion to make an extraordinary impact on society’s [...]

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Alberta Legislature Gets Eyeful On Tar Sands

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Today I joined allies from Sierra Club Prairie and Greenpeace to transform the steps of the Provincial legislature in an attempt to give Albertans an idea of the amount of tailings, French tar sands giant Total, will create in Alberta if Total’s new mine site is approved. We woke up bright and early to set-up [...]

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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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Daryl Hannah: Why I Was Arrested in Coal River, West Virginia

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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(Posted by Branden for Daryl who joined RAN’s Michael Brune and others to protest MTR in West Virginia last week.) Why would I fly across the country on my own dime knowing I would most likely end up in jail in one of the poorest parts of America? Well, have you ever heard of MTR? [...]

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Jerry Cope: The DC Shuffle; Saving the World From Death By Coal

Friday, March 6, 2009

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Huffington Post: Jerry Cope: The DC Shuffle; Saving the World From Death By Coal. Right in the heart of our nation’s capitol is a coal fired power plant which kills. This is not unusual, all coal power plants kill. They are the largest anthropogenic source of the CO2 emissions (over 40%) which have now reached [...]

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