Posts Tagged with "Salt Lake City"

Why Would Anyone Want To Work For Chevron?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Why Would Anyone Want To Work For Chevron?

Ahead of President Obama’s big jobs speech tonight, Chevron CEO John Watson says that Obama shouldn’t call for ending the $4 billion in taxpayer handouts Big Oil receives in order to use that money to create jobs. Instead, Watson suggested, Obama should end EPA regulations aimed at keeping his industry from destroying the planet. Presumably [...]

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Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Breaking: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Years

How much are you willing to sacrifice to save a piece of the world? Today a federal judge in Salt Lake City sentenced climate activist Tim DeChristopher to two years in prison and fined him $10,000. After a 45 minute statement to the court where he said that it’s not that he doesn’t respect law [...]

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Spreading the Peaceful Uprising

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Spreading the Peaceful Uprising

Time flies. It was a little over two and half years ago that our dear friend and comrade Tim DeChristopher went into a federal land auction and stopped an illegal sale of Utah wilderness to the oil and gas industry. He was subsequently charged with two felonies and, last February, was convicted of them. Next [...]

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

Monday, April 4, 2011

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

April 5th is the one-year anniversary of the disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, in which 29 coal miners lost their lives needlessly thanks to Massey’s disregard for worker safety in its reckless pursuit of profits. It was also something of a kickoff for what would turn out to be a really bad [...]

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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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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Found Guilty

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Found Guilty

“I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime.” -Martin Luther King, 1956 Today after a four hour jury deliberation, climate activist Tim DeChristopher was found guilty on two felony counts for derailing a Bureau of Land Management auction in December 2008. Sentencing will [...]

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Today in Salt Lake City, RAN has joined with climate activists, air quality advocates and local labor organizations to tell coal giant Ambre Energy that the coal rush is over. Coal kingpin Ambre Energy is making a major push to build America’s first West Coast coal port in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right: Ambre has [...]

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What Would You Risk to Save the Planet?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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What Would You Risk to Save the Planet?

What would you do to save the world? Or at least your precious piece of it? Would you risk your career? Your home? Your permanent record? How about ten years in prison? That’s what my friend and fellow climate activist Tim DeChristopher is facing. As we’ve told you many times, in Dec. 2008, Tim walked [...]

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Don’t Go West Big Coal, We’ll Be Waiting for You!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Don’t Go West Big Coal, We’ll Be Waiting for You!

Big Coal has big plans for the West. Coal companies are already digging out tens of millions of tons of coal from the ground in Wyoming and Montana. Not only do they want to continue to feed coal-fired power plants in the U.S. with their filthy energy, but they also want to grow their profit [...]

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The Trial of Bidder 70

Monday, January 24, 2011

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The Trial of Bidder 70

“At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, governments and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but [...]

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