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Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
by J. Gabriel Ware, James Trimarco
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
3 Creative Solutions to Protect Water, Wildlife, and a Warming City
by Araz Hachadourian, Paulina Phelps, Olivia Anderson
In the heat zone of Louisville, Kentucky, 170 residents have been trained as “citizen foresters.”
University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts
by Melissa Hellmann
The UC system is severing $475 million in contracts with Wells Fargo over, among other things, the bank’s ties to private prison corporations.
“Valve Turner” Case a Mistrial, but Also a Warning for Direct Action Activists
by Valerie Schloredt
Criminal sabotage was one of the charges for Ken Ward, who with fellow activists in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota shut down pipelines carrying tar sands oil.
Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest
by Frances Madeson
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Winona LaDuke on New Ways to Keep Pipelines Out of the Great Lakes
by Winona LaDuke
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
Banks Agree to Talk With Tribe (While Handing over Millions for Dakota Access)
by James Trimarco
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
Standing Rock Chairman Demands “Leader to Leader” Meeting With Trump
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly has been directed to issue the Dakota Access pipeline easement, even though the environmental review is in the middle of a public comment period.
Don’t Let Trump Distract You: Public Comment on DAPL Is Now Open
by Jake Tracy
Now until Feb. 20 is the public’s chance to push for a full review of the pipeline’s climate impacts. Here’s what to do.
Surviving at Standing Rock After Trump’s DAPL Order
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Original water protector camp resolves to stay—even as Sioux tribe says no and Trump orders pipeline construction.
Is It Time the National Parks Broke Up With Cars?
by Monica Heger
America's national parks are overcrowded and underfunded. Would banning cars improve everyone’s experience?
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie Woodard
People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
by Liz Pleasant & Araz Hachadourian
Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
Obama’s Quiet Climate Legacy: A $5 Trillion College Divestment Campaign
by Stephen Miller
Inspired by a president they propelled to office, college students have led a successful effort to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
Why Your Urine Is Too Good to Waste
by Carrie Koplinka-Loehr
Almost all of the nitrogen and phosphorous we ingest comes out of our bodies — what if we could return it to the soil?