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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.
Solar house construction
Under GOP attack for his Keystone XL delay, Obama goes with his base—and the clean economy. Cap and trade loses favor, and solar fights for a key subsidy.
Unions and oil companies painted President Obama as a jobs destroyer for his decision to delay the...
Dec 2, 2011 | Read More
On Sept. 8, Pres. Obama outlined his $447 billion jobs plan
Vaguely written legislation keeps local governments from putting federal funds to use and creating green jobs.
An energy conservation subsidy that was enacted during the Bush administration is sitting largely...
Dec 1, 2011 | Read More
Route of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project/Source: Enbridge
A new report signals that the Northern Gateway pipeline project will become the next battleground over the future of the Alberta tar sands.
ALBERTA, Canada—Enbridge Inc's proposed $5.3 billion pipeline to British Columbia poses a raft of...
Nov 29, 2011 | Read More
Cindy Myers and Connie Weichman on the Weichmans' Sandhills ranch.
Landowners explain why—and how—they became activists.
Connie and Leon Weichman had just finished branding some calves Monday when Connie's niece texted...
Nov 17, 2011 | Read More
An estimated 10,000 anti-Keystone XL protestors marched at the White House on No
The agency says the agreement will not change the timeline for its analysis of alternative pipeline routes, which would likely conclude in 2013.
LINCOLN, Neb.—Nebraska and TransCanada Corp. agreed on Monday to find a new route for the stalled...
Nov 15, 2011 | Read More
Nov. 6 protest at the White House
Persistence, solidarity and youthful optimism gave activists and landowners an edge in battle to keep Keystone XL pipeline out of Nebraska Sandhills.
WASHINGTON—Just six months ago, few could have imagined that an inanimate object as ugly as a 36-...
Nov 11, 2011 | Read More
The State Department suggested that looking at new routes for the pipeline in Nebraska would take until at least the first quarter of 2013.
The U.S. government on Thursday delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after...
Nov 11, 2011 | Read More
Some 10,000 protesters gathered around the White House to protest Keystone XL
The crowd's goal was to give President Obama a "solidarity hug" by forming a human chain around the White House.
WASHINGTON—As Brian Nowak made a beeline across Lafayette Square to the handmade "Minnesotans for...
Nov 7, 2011 | Read More
A handful of Canadian oil sands
Many questions but few answers about the substance that would flow through the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
The Canadian crude oil that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline is either the lynchpin of U...
Nov 2, 2011 | Read More
Citizens protest the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project
A rare and powerful grassroots movement of fishermen, farmers, former judges, scientists and bureaucrats is threatening to scuttle nuclear megaprojects.
NEW DELHI, India—When India's central government passed the long-delayed Indo-U.S. nuclear...
Oct 25, 2011 | Read More