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3 Important Lessons From the Keystone XL Victory

In a very big year for climate action, one of the most significant climate achievements was the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline.   After seven years of wrangling with the oil industry and politicians, Americans won a major climate victory when President Obama vetoed the Keystone pipeline this year. What lessons can we learn […]

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7 Types of Climate Leaders to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The UN Climate Conference starts next week in Paris, capping off what has been a truly extraordinary year for the climate movement. Leaders from every sector have stepped up to demand effective climate measures, show support for solutions, and lead by example. On this Thanksgiving Day, here are some of the many people, organizations, and […]

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What Does the Rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline Mean for the Climate Movement?

Last Friday, after a seven-year battle between fossil fuel interests and climate activists, President Obama formally denied permission for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have brought oil from Canada’s tar sands to the U.S. The move was largely symbolic, as the pipeline would not have created many permanent jobs or contributed greatly […]

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ecoAmerica Director and Staff Stand Up Against Tar Sands Pipeline at White House

Today ecoAmerica director Lisa Renstrom and staff members Jenni LeBlanc and Claire Carlin stood up against the construction of the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline that would transport toxic and corrosive crude across the country by participating in the protest being held in front of the White House. They were arrested, joining the growing list […]

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Desperate times call for desperate action

by Bob Perkowitz     If the Keystone XL pipeline gets built and the Alberta Tar Sands fully exploited, it will add 200ppm of carbon to earth’s atmosphere. For reference, we’re at 384ppm today, on our way to 450ppm, and trying to get it back down to a safer 350ppm. Basically, over the upcoming decades, […]

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