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Protectors: We Want Parks, Not Pipelines (VIDEO)

Calls for ETP CEO Kelcy Warren to resign Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission seat fill chamber. The “pipeline cowboy,” as Bloomberg News describes Energy Transfer Partners’ CEO Kelcy Warren, should be looking for other work, said more than 50 Texas residents who descended upon a Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission […]

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White House Pipeline Push a War on Treaty Rights, Climate

Trump claims Keystone XL represents 28,000 jobs, multiplying most likely impact by 10 times, in latest ‘alternative fact’ peddled to American people President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines, prompting cries of outrage and vows of resistance from […]

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Women’s March: Tens of Thousands ‘Waltz Across Texas’

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Texans took part in marches across the state Saturday during Texas’ multiple iterations of the Women’s March on Washington. By by Mariana Alfaro, Brandon Formby, Abby Livingston and Cassandra Pollock The day after the inauguration of President […]

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Trump ‘Catastrophe’ Could Spark Climate-Justice Surprise

Progress under Obama had been marginal, but the shock of this moment offers us a possible ‘slingshot.’ Tom Athanasiou/EcoEquity Trump’s election was a catastrophe. Coming on top of everything else, it more than justifies pessimism. But at the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me add that our new position is […]

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‘Ominous’: Trump Hotel in DC Bans Journalists During Inauguration Week

Lease agreement with U.S. General Services Administration prohibits closing access. The Trump International Hotel in Washington has banned the press from its premises for inauguration week, Politico reports Wednesday. Politico reporter Daniel Lippman was prevented from entering the property on Wednesday after being stopped and identifying himself as a journalist. […]

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Contested Texas Pipeline Linked to Mexico’s Climate Pledge

But That’s No Reason Not to Fight Oil & Gas Development on Both Sides of the Rio Grande. Trampling of landowner rights. Failure to consult native tribes. Soiling a cherished Big Bend with oil and gas development. Risk of explosion and fire. All are convincing, and oft-repeated, reasons for opposing […]

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Standing Rock Vets Finding Way to West Texas Pipeline Fight (VIDEO)

Veterans of Standing Rock have begun to travel to Far West Texas to join ongoing efforts there to stop Energy Transfer Partners’ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Intended as landing spot for pipeline resisters, Camp Deer Trail in Alpine, Texas, has been hosting several of the self-described water protectors. “I went to Standing […]

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Water Protectors Shut Down Trans-Pecos Pipeline (VIDEO)

Dozens of self-described water protectors flooded a construction site in Far West Texas this morning, shutting down construction on a high-pressure natural gas pipeline for more than two hours. Members of the Society of Native Nations and Big Bend Defense Coalition, two of several groups fighting the construction of the […]

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Conservation Rush: Do Marine Protected Areas Work?

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Oregon State University and Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets and explorers for centuries. How could residents of New England, for instance, have known that beneath the coastal waters lies […]

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Climate Deniers are Not Little Galileos. Here’s Why.

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How is it measured and what it means. Ray Weymann/Central Coast Climate Science It is frequently said that “97 percent of climate scientists agree that the climate is changing, due mostly to human activities,” or words to that effect. I recently received email from […]

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Game Over? Nobel Laureates Decry Climate Denial Agenda

Tabulating the amount of carbon stored in the Canadian tar sands, retired NASA climate scientist James Hansen said the burning of that tarry storehouse while continuing a business-as-usual petroleum-powered agenda would mean “game over” for planet earth. A coalition of climate activists, concerned Midwestern growers, and Native peoples beat back […]

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Earth to Trump: Americans Still Want Climate Action

The incoming Trump administration may be packed to the gills with those who deny the fact or relevance of climate change—with Trump himself repeatedly tweeting that global warming is a “hoax”—but the majority of Americans across the political spectrum still want the government and the private sector to take action […]