Supreme Court Backs Big Coal Over People (USA)

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The Supreme Court just issued its ruling on McCutcheon V. FEC (see background on this case here if you’re not familiar) and it’s a disaster for our democracy. Five justices sided with Shaun McCutcheon, the climate-denying coal baron, opening the door for near-unlimited campaign contributions from individuals. We’re still figuring out all the implications of… Read more »

Remember Saro-Wiwa – Free the Arctic 30

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This week, eighteen years after his death, we remember Ken Saro-Wiwa, and the many environmental defenders who have followed him. You might not know Saro-Wiwa, but for several of us, his struggle was pivotal and inspirational in our lives. In 1990, Saro-Wiwa launched a non-violent movement for social and ecological justice in his Ogoni homeland… Read more »

Draw the Line Against Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline on September 21st, 2013

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Last week Canadian Prime Minister Harper reportedly offered to make a deal with President Obama to get approval from the President for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. (Wait for it…) Apparently, Harper offered unspecified "joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector" in exchange for a pipeline that will… Read more »

Exxon Hates Your Children

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Exxon hates your children. Yes, that’s what I said, and no, I’m not kidding. The truth is, if you judge Exxon and other fossil fuel companies not by the words on their press releases, but by their actions and predictable consequences, Exxon really must hate your children.

Act Now to Stop the Keystone Pipeline (Again!)

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First the good news: President Obama is standing firm on his decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, and he’s threatened to veto any attempt by Congress to move that timeline up. Of course, that’s exactly what those legislators who are most bought by Big Oil are trying to do. They’re trying to attach legislation… Read more »