Ricochet media
photo: Joe Brusky

Standing Rock Sioux and allies respond to new executive orders on pipelines

Andrew Revkin

ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking at a campaign rally on Oct. 18, 2016, in Grand Junction, Colorado. (Brennan Linsley/AP Photo)

Stan Cox

On December 5, former vice president Al Gore met with Donald and Ivanka Trump in an effort to convince the president-elect that he should not gut federal policies and agreements dealing with climate change. Three days later, actor Leonardo DiCaprio also paid the Trump duo a visit, urging them to help build a green, climate-friendly economy with lots of jobs. The two men could not have done less to prevent climate catastrophe if they had flown up to Alaska together and asked the glaciers to please stop melting.

Kelsey Ray
Lafayette is eyeing a citywide policy that would codify residents’ right to a healthy climate — and to defend that right with civil disobedience.

January 05, 2017 Environment/Energy 

Lafayette is eyeing a citywide policy that would codify residents’ right to a healthy climate — and to defend that right with civil disobedience.

Part of a larger effort to keep oil and gas development out of Lafayette and Boulder County, the city’s proposed Climate Bill of Rights and Protections introduced this week would protect community members’ ability to take nonviolent direct action against extracting coal, oil and natural gas and other activities they deem as threats to a healthy climate. 

Clark Williams-Derry and Eric de Place
[Webpage editor's note: Time to end coal exports via BC too!]
Damien Fisher
2016 top 10 Stories
Kinder Morgan's $3 billion plan to build a 420-mile long natural gas pipeline stretching through Massachusetts and New Hampshire met with local opposition for more than a year before the project was finally scrapped in May.
Dan Healing & National Observer

Ottawa's move to ban offshore oil and gas licensing in Canadian Arctic waters prompted a shrugging of shoulders Tuesday from energy industry observers who point out there are no drilling plans in the region now, partly due to exorbitant costs.


The measure announced Tuesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was part of a joint announcement with the U.S. President Barack Obama.

Dogwood Initiative Staff
Coal Train along BC coast

Beyond Coal

Fraser Surrey Docks wants to ship up to eight million tonnes a year of U.S. thermal coal to power plants in China. For the sake of our communities and the climate, we have to stop them.

Why are American coal companies using B.C. as a back door to China? Because citizens in Oregon and Washington have shut down five coal export terminals in a row. Together we can make Fraser Surrey Docks number six.


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