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First Statewide Carbon Tax Is What Our Climate Moment Demands
by Richard H. Gammon
Climate scientists like me need to be clear about the global danger. Putting a price on CO2 would slow warming more effectively than any other policy tool we have available.
Why Exxon Loves the Carbon Tax—and Voters Should Not
by Wenonah Hauter
Washington state is considering putting a price on carbon emissions. This will not fix our climate problem and, in fact, will help fossil fuel companies continue to profit from it.
Calling All Climate Activists: “Go Out and Get Yourself in Some Holy Trouble”
by Valerie Schloredt
After activists launched a strike shutting off the flow of tar sands oil across the U.S. this week, a movement leader calls for more faith-based direct action.
Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan Ahtone
The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
by Sam Smith
Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
Fewer Than 10 Grizzly Bears Left in Washington—But There’s a Plan to Save Them
by Michael J. Dax
Environmentalists, industry, and politicians have a second chance to learn from decades of wolf debates and save the grizzlies.
If It Hadn’t Been for Those Meddling Climate Kids ...
by Stephen Miller
We can thank our children—and their lawsuits—for insisting that public trust and hard science be part of climate decision-making.
Meet the Woman Who Pushed Massachusetts Toward the First Carbon Fee in U.S. History
by Eben Bein
The bill would redistribute money to citizens and local businesses, an idea supported by both conservative and liberal economists.
Climate Change Film Tells Us “How to Let Go of the World”
by Yessenia Funes
In his new documentary, Josh Fox says we can use love to push aside the fear and hopelessness that comes with climate change.
Video: Meet the Activists Facing Arrest to Break Free From Big Oil
by Catherina Savattere
Nearly 200 activists arrived in Anacortes, Washington last week to protest our dependence on fossil fuels. They joined others across the globe in the call for a renewable energy transition.
Without Scalia, a New Chance for Climate Justice
by Patrick Parenteau
Justice Scalia was a thorn in the side of the environmental movement. Now that his seat is up for grabs, the Supreme Court could be in position to make serious gains for the climate.
One Clan’s Unique Weapon Against Big Oil
by Stephen Miller
Because the Unist’ot’en clan has given up no land rights after decades of courtroom battles, they maintain a strong foothold on land crucial to future oil expansion plans.
How to Stop an Oil Train: The Hearts-and-Minds Climate Defense That Won Over a Courtroom

by Valerie Schloredt
The Delta 5 loss was actually a big win. “Frankly, the court is convinced that the defendants are far from the problem and are part of the solution to the problem of climate change.”
In North Dakota’s Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking
by Sarah van Gelder
The Turtle Mountain Band was among the first tribes to ban the drilling process. Here’s the difference it made.
Big Oil and Gas Want Them Out, But One Small Clan Is Standing Up to Pipeline Expansion
by Tony Manno
A First Nations clan is bringing pipeline projects to a grinding halt—simply by occupying their traditional lands.