The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland BauerFeb 10, 2017
- After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
In Defense of Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet—and All Journalists
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnFeb 07, 2017
- If you’ve valued our Standing Rock coverage over the months, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Monet. Journalism is not a crime.
Seattle Just Divested Billions From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
by J. Gabriel Ware, James TrimarcoFeb 07, 2017
- Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
3 Creative Solutions to Protect Water, Wildlife, and a Warming City
by Araz Hachadourian, Paulina Phelps, Olivia AndersonFeb 05, 2017
- 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 HellmannFeb 03, 2017
- 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 SchloredtFeb 02, 2017
- 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 MadesonFeb 02, 2017
- 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 LaDukeJan 31, 2017
- 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 TrimarcoJan 26, 2017
- 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 DunnJan 26, 2017
- 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 TracyJan 25, 2017
- 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 DunnJan 25, 2017
- 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 HegerJan 24, 2017
- 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 WoodardJan 24, 2017
- 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 HachadourianJan 23, 2017
- Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.