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It’s madness. But even as Japan’s Prime Minister says that after Fukushima, it’s time to prepare for a society that does not rely on nuclear power – his strongest statement yet about ending Japan’s nuclear program – it’s full speed ahead in the US Senate. The Senate Energy Committee is set to vote tomorrow on three bills that […]
Hollywood stars — Ethan Hawke, Zoe Saldana, Amy Ryan, Nadia Dajani, Mark Ruffalo, & more — fight fracking
Can top talent make a difference in winning a war of wills? Let’s hope so, as fracking continues to devestate communities from Pennsylvania to Wyoming in the name of big oil (and big oil profits).
One reason a lot of powerful folks want to see a peripheral canal built in California is… money. A whole lot of money.
It’ll take billions to build the canal, there are billions to be made exporting vast amounts of water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California (and to NorCal big agribusiness). And there will be more billions to be made cleaning up the mess that will make – because the same huge companies will bid on those contracts, too.
First rule of being a criminal: Don’t ever call in the cops. You might not like what they have to say.
There’s bad law, and there’s selfish and evil law….
What a great idea. It’s not bad enough that Canada is devastating its own environoment in the name of oil… let’s export the devastation to the American Midwest as well! More on the trouble with big oil: Professor Juan Cole compares big oil to mass murderers Climate Change and Science – Cutting Through the Talking […]
“In other words, the DOJ is telling the FBI to stop wasting its time with the vegans, the hippies, and the anarchists. They’re fine—people are allowed to be weird in America. Those people aren’t a threat, anyway. The FBI should spend its time looking for murder- minded international terrorists instead.”
Chevron issued its Corporate Responsibility report this week. But it’s the stuff they leave out that takes this from a positive report card to an epic failure. The good news: The oil giant claims to have done lots of awesome good stuff, including Achieved safest year in company history Reduced total energy consumption by 33 […]
From college campuses across the country, ten thousand young climate activists have gathered in Washington DC this weekend for Powershift 2011 – a conference to train and empower activists on climate action and take that energy back out to the rest of the country. Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org, gave the one of […]
We need to rebuild the kind of mass movement that marked 1970: bodies, passion, and creativity are the currencies we can compete in. It’s not impossible.
After 5 hours of deliberation today, a Salt Lake City jury found eco-activist Tim DeChristopher guilty of two felonies for “disrupting” a federal gas-lease auction. He could face 10 years in prison when he is sentenced later. “Tim has shown the power of civil disobedience to shine a light,” said Bill McKibben. “The government should […]
You may have heard the story: In the waning days of the Bush administration, the Interior Department tried to rush through a bunch of gas leases on public land. They knew the Obama admin wouldn’t allow them, so they tried to get them locked down, contractually, by holding an auction. Update: The jury found Tim […]
(From Working Assets’ Credo Action) Developers are trying to put the nation’s largest garbage dump right next to Joshua Tree National Park. The proposed Eagle Mountain landfill would cover 3,500 acres of federal land, bordered on three sides by Joshua Tree’s unique beauty, and fragile ecosystem. The proposal by developers Kaiser Ventures has been struck […]
Mercury is bad. Nobody disagrees with that. But As part of their anti-EPA agenda, the new GOP/Tea Party Congressional Majority is pushing to roll back the EPA’s new rules on mercury emissions from cement plants – the third largest source in the US. Key phrases: “Jobkilling” and “powergrab”. Here’s the backstory on the rule, issued […]