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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

The Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is coming to campuses to train students for civil disobedience to stop the pipeline. Click here to join the 86,000 people who have already pledged to risk arrest to stop Keystone XL, and read on for training dates and locations—and to learn more about the movement to resist the [...]

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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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RAN Board Chair Arrested in front of White House

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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RAN Board Chair Arrested in front of White House

As you read this, I am being arrested in Washington D.C. in front of the White House. I am here with more than 40 others—including environmental luminaries, a Texas landowner, and a poet laureate—calling for President Obama to put an end to the Keystone XL pipeline and make climate a priority this year. This is [...]

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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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Keystone XL: Not a Done Deal Anymore

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Keystone XL: Not a Done Deal Anymore

It was a done deal. At least, it was until a grassroots movement—driven by strong action—threw a major monkey wrench into the process. This afternoon the cards collapsed for TransCanada, the corporate giant behind the proposed 1700-mile tar sands pipeline. It looks like we stopped the Keystone XL. Today, the U.S. State Department announced that [...]

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Man Up: Music Video Call-To-Action To Oppose The Keystone XL Pipeline Nov. 6th

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Man Up: Music Video Call-To-Action To Oppose The Keystone XL Pipeline Nov. 6th

Obama: Man Up! No to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline! Becky White and the Secret Mission have just released this catchy and hilarious protest anthem/call to action track and music video — featuring RAN’s own Executive Director Rebecca Tarbotton on violin — called “Man Up!” The song calls on people to gather at the [...]

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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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Drawing A Line In The Tar Sands

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Drawing A Line In The Tar Sands

tipping point  (tɪpɪŋ point) — n  the crisis stage in a process, when a significant change takes place This last week, I went to Washington D.C. and joined the Tar Sands Action, the biggest environmental mass action in a generation. Over a thousand were arrested calling on Obama to deny the permits for the Keystone [...]

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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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Photo Of The Day: Appalachians Join Texas Landowner In Tar Sands Sit-in At White House

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: Appalachians Join Texas Landowner In Tar Sands Sit-in At White House

Today another 111 people were arrested sitting in at the White House calling on President Barack Obama to deny the Keystone XL pipeline’s permits. In a powerful example of cross-movement solidarity, a large delegation of Appalachians who have been fighting mountaintop removal coal mining participated in the sit-in. They joined a delegation of pipeline landowners [...]

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