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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.
TransCanada Keystone pipeline depot, Gascoyne, North Dakota, February 2012/Credi
The Keystone XL is just one of many pipelines in the works to export Canadian heavy oils to global markets.
As debate over the future of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline continues to boil in Congress and...
Apr 30, 2012 | Read More
Anti-ALEC protester on March 29, 2012, at the University of Minnesota.
"I expect the issue to be discussed at one of our upcoming task force meetings," the conservative nonprofit tells InsideClimate News.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative policy group, has helped state...
Apr 27, 2012 | Read More
Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
A judge forces the federal agency that squashed the PACE home energy program to draft rules and start over.
At Rod Stevenson's sprawling country home in Santa Rosa, Calif., in Sonoma County, once-leaky walls...
Apr 24, 2012 | Read More
Tremley Point oil refinery on the Arthur Kill and Rahway River, Linden, New Jers
Group says NE low-carbon fuel law 'unlikely to survive judicial scrutiny.' One AG tells InsideClimate News the warning won't change state's course.
One of the country's biggest opponents of low-carbon fuel standards has fired a warning shot at...
Apr 3, 2012 | Read More
An aeriel view of Irving Oil's refinery in New Brunswick, Canada, which supplies
A clean fuels effort among 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states is fading, as new pipelines for tar sands crude to the Atlantic get an industry push.
In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie's administration pulled out of a proposed pact to cut global...
Mar 29, 2012 | Read More
ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo, Calif.
The state's refineries emit 19 to 33% more greenhouse gases per barrel of crude oil when stacked up against comparable gas-producing regions.
California's long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped create a new...
Mar 28, 2012 | Read More
Michael Mann, the Penn State University climate scientist who has been ensnared
'We're not actively trying to pick a fight or become part of the debate but to provide a badly needed service,' says defense fund co-director.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, which was officially formed less than two months ago, is...
Mar 13, 2012 | Read More
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Environmental groups in Canada say they are now operating within a culture of fear aimed at silencing legitimate democratic dissent.
As U.S. environmental groups renew their battle against the resurrected Keystone XL oil pipeline,...
Mar 1, 2012 | Read More
U.S. Steel's Gary Works industrial power plant in Gary, Indiana
Most of the biggest polluting industrial boilers are in manufacturing states east of the Mississippi River, but 68 dot the West coast states.
WASHINGTON—Industries in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina will have the most...
Feb 29, 2012 | Read More
A youth-led green jobs rally in Washington in Oct. 2009
Attempts to quantify the size, scope and benefits of the fledgling clean economy are in their earliest stages. What do we know so far?
Is steering large sums of federal money into America's clean energy economy worth the risk? The...
Feb 28, 2012 | Read More