Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
Heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D., in this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo. (Tom Stromme, The Bismarck Tribune/Associated Press)

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman calls ruling 'a significant victory'

A U.S. federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers didn't adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River.

Eric de Place

New evidence that Kinder Morgan may double its Whatcom and Skagit route.

Naomi Klein
Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kansas, on March 6, 2017.  Photo: Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle/AP

Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kansas, on March 6, 2017.  Photo: Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle/AP


Brandon Wu
Rally in Washington DC

This is a guest blog from Brandon Wu, a US-based activist and Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA, who has engaged with the UN climate process for many years.

The Real News
Gerald Horne, Robert Pollin and Paul Jay discuss the debate within the Trump White House on whether to leave the Paris climate accords or just undermine them; and how this relates to the fight within the Democratic Party

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May 3, 2017 - California’s Senate proposed a new and more ambitious carbon credit cap-and-trade system this week, challenging Ontario and Quebec to do the same or get left behind.

Bill McKibben
‘But when it comes to the defining issue of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the fat old guy in DC.’ Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/AP

Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at Justin Trudeau.

Larry Rubin
Demonstrators, including Bill Nye the Science Guy (center) march toward Capitol Hill during the March For Science. Bill Clark/AP.

WASHINGTON – It was difficult for speakers at the March For Science here Saturday, Earth Day, to follow the organizers’ instructions not to attack the Trump administration, but just to “celebrate the role of science.”

Denis Hayes, founder of Earth Day, was one speaker who ignored the official guidelines. The Trump White House, he said, “reeks of greed and sleaze and mendacity.”


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