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Activism

ActivismYoung people especially, disillusioned by the failure of established institutions to act on climate change, are taking to the streets in growing numbers. They are the reluctant inheritors of potential catastrophes they want to avert.
People's Climate March drew 1,000 diverse groups together, before voters sent a climate-denying majority to Congress.
Hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of New York City in September demanding that...
Dec 23, 2014 | Read More
The notion that most of the fossil fuel reserves on company balance sheets must stay in the ground—stranded—is no longer unthinkable.
This was the year Big Oil and its fossil-fuel brethren began to look a lot less invincible. An...
Dec 22, 2014 | Read More
Seneca Lake area residents are alarmed over storing methane and LP gas in underground caverns, and are risking arrest in protests.
Nine people were arrested Thursday near Seneca Lake, N.Y., for blockading the entrances of an...
Dec 5, 2014 | Read More
Can activists maintain the momentum they picked up in New York during the People's Climate March?
As the first delegates landed in Peru this week for the latest United Nations climate talks,...
Dec 4, 2014 | Read More
'The question that has to be resolved is where does the regulatory power rest?'
"Don't mess with Texas," says the advertising slogan that has grown into a defiant unofficial state...
Nov 23, 2014 | Read More
'I think in many ways the battle is about to get a lot worse,' says one environmental leader.
The fight against hydraulic fracturing in Illinois will go on even after a panel of lawmakers...
Nov 12, 2014 | Read More
Trade group head says 'there are many responsible operators' in Wisconsin, the epicenter of the booming national frac sand industry.
Over 40 percent of frac sand producers in Wisconsin have broken state environmental rules in recent...
Nov 12, 2014 | Read More
Athens approves fracking ban in landslide; ‘we won’t quit’ is the mantra in Youngstown.
The college town of Athens, Ohio voted by 78 percent to outlaw fracking and related activities on...
Nov 5, 2014 | Read More
'It was hard to swallow seeing a lot of our friends and strong climate champions lose their races.'
Environmental groups watched in shock last night as many of the seats they considered shoo-ins fell...
Nov 5, 2014 | Read More
Fracking ban in Denton
Outspent by industry 20-1 in some places, activists hope for victories in California, Ohio and Texas.
Eight towns and counties across the country are taking their health and environmental concerns...
Oct 31, 2014 | Read More