Bloomberg News reported last week that U.S. pipeline operators are requesting oil producers to cut back on production — a “clear sign” that the oil market is reaching a breaking point when the amount of crude oil is at capacity in storage tanks and pipelines due to the oil glut caused by the global price war. Meanwhile, the Governors of Kentucky, West Virginia and South Dakota recently signed laws effectively making it a crime to protest a pipeline — imposing stiff fines and penalties for anyone causing “damage, destruction, vandalization, defacing or tampering” to pipelines because they are deemed to be “critical infrastructure.”Continue Reading 425 words
Yesterday, hundreds of arrests were made in London as activists with the Extinction Rebellion blocked more roads and held demonstrations as part of their two weeks of civil disobedience. While some might write off the recent wave of climate activism as disjointed, they might be surprised to learn that some of these protests are being funded by big names.
The What: In July a small group of environmental philanthropists came together to create the Climate Emergency Fund which helps support disruptive climate activism.Continue Reading 449 words
In July, Rod Schoonover resigned from his job at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research in protest because the Trump Administration blocked the written testimony prepared for a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schoonover was ultimately allowed to speak to the Committee but the White House blocked the written […]Continue Reading 175 words
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Yesterday evening, in an effort to get Congress to declare a climate emergency, protesters with the group called the Extinction Rebellion superglued themselves across a corridor blocking a tunnel connecting offices to the House of Representatives preventing Members of Congress from getting to the House floor for a vote.Continue Reading 417 words
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On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company. Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement conducted a “sit-in” outside the Democratic National Committee yesterday demanding a primary debate focused solely on climate change.Continue Reading 489 words
The uptick of climate and science marches since the 2016 election has certainly made the environmental community feel more hopeful and less alone but have these demonstrations actually swayed public opinion? Penn State just released a study that proves that large-scale climate marches do in fact help convince the public, including conservatives, that collaborative action […]Continue Reading 469 words
Hearing reports the British House of Commons has declared a climate emergency. This is what good organizing does–and it's the first step to real change. Many thanks to @ExtinctionR, @ClimateStrike @GretaThunberg and everyone else! — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 1, 2019 Yesterday, as DW reported, after a week and a half of protests in London […]Continue Reading 198 words
Many consider the street protests and legal challenges brought by the overwhelmingly poor and minority residents of rural Afton, in Warren County, North Carolina in 1982 to be the first major milestone in the national movement for environmental justice because they drew sustained media coverage and grabbed national attention.Continue Reading 553 words
For the second week in a row, thousands of Belgian kids walked out of school and marched on EU parliament to make a point about the urgent need for climate action. The Associated Press picked up the story, giving it worldwide attention. Rain and cold did not deter the more than 12,000 kids — indeed, […]Continue Reading 169 words