Posts Tagged with "rising tide"

Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and Big Oil-friendly politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, we were all galvanized by the Tar Sands Action to draw a line in the sands on Keystone [...]

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Red State Rebels: Idaho Residents Call For Support & Solidarity Against Tar Sands Megaloads

Friday, September 2, 2011

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Red State Rebels: Idaho Residents Call For Support & Solidarity Against Tar Sands Megaloads

Bam! The fight against the tar sands is hot! In the past week and a half, over 800 people have been arrested sitting-in at the White House in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline. And yesterday, Indigenous Canadians took action at the Canadian embassy in Washington D.C. More actions are planned everyday until Saturday and [...]

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Idaho Residents Arrested Blocking Tar Sands Megaloads Bound For Alberta

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Idaho Residents Arrested Blocking Tar Sands Megaloads Bound For Alberta

They spill, they drill, and we fight back with the only currency we have — our bodies, our minds and our fighting spirit. Hundreds have been arrested sitting in at the White House this week. Meanwhile, Alberta’s Indigenous communities have been fighting Big Oil’s development of tar sands for quite some time, and today residents [...]

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Midwest Rising: Fifteen Arrested Taking Action Against Banks And Big Coal

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Midwest Rising: Fifteen Arrested Taking Action Against Banks And Big Coal

Yesterday, hundreds of folks attending the Midwest Rising! Convergence took to the streets of St. Louis to protest Bank of America and Peabody Coal. Fifteen community and climate activists were arrested. The arrest action occurred in a downtown St. Louis intersection that connects Bank of America’s regional offices and Peabody’s world headquarters. Peabody is the [...]

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Just Do It

Monday, August 1, 2011

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This is better than Harry Potter. Film maker Emily James has documented the emergence of a bold grassroots climate movement in the UK in her new film “Just Do It.” They are sick of waiting on politicians, lobbyists and international bodies to change the world and end climate change, so these folks are taking action [...]

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Chicago Activists Occupy Local Coal Plant

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Chicago Activists Occupy Local Coal Plant

This morning six local activists from Chicago climbed over a fence at the Crawford coal plant, scaled a mountain of coal, and unfurled a huge 7′ x 30′ banner reading “Close Chicago’s Toxic Coal Plants.” The toxic Crawford plant operates in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago and is surrounded on all sides by homes, [...]

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Join the Dirty Banks “Tour of Shame” at Powershift

Going to Powershift? Want to stop Big Coal and Big Oil? Aren’t you tired of how Wall Street literally gets away with murder? Then put a little “action” in your life with Rainforest Action Network (action is our middle name, after all.) Please join RAN and friends on Saturday April 16th at 1:00pm outside the [...]

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Climate Activists Train To Slow Flow Of Tar Sands

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Climate Activists Train To Slow Flow Of Tar Sands

Resistance is fertile. Last week, almost 100 people from Idaho, Montana, Washington, Utah Oregon, California, Oklahoma and different parts of Canada converged outside of Missoula, MT  for the Anti-Tar Sands Resistance Summit. Oregon, Idaho and Montana’s transportation corridor for heavy hauls of mining equipment are fast becoming a hub of resistance to tar sands oil [...]

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The Coal Train Report

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Over in Western Europe, when the British Government closed down the coal mining industry in the mid-1980s, there was strong resistance from workers and communities. A quarter-century later, public opinion about energy production and impacts is shifting and these days we hear more stories of people protesting to close British coal mines and power-plants, rather [...]

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Growing Resistance to Coal in the West

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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The spirit of Ed Abbey has returned home. The fight against Big Coal is not just in Appalachia anymore. Most publicized on this site and in the media is the epic battle being waged by the movement against the coal companies laying waste to Appalachia’s Mountains. It’s also fought and stopped over half of the [...]

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