North Dakota’s Public Bank Was Built for the People—Now It’s Financing Police at Standing Rock
by Matt StannardDec 14, 2016
- The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force. How did this happen?
“This Is the Right Thing to Do”: Energy CEO on Ending Leases to Drill Near Blackfeet Nation
by Michael J. DaxDec 12, 2016
- After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana's Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
A Last Resort That Might Work: Small Town Votes In Community Bill of Rights to Ban Fracking
by Jaime AlfaroDec 09, 2016
- Opposing a pipeline, residents in Waterville, Ohio, passed a new law to protect their right to clean air, water, and soil.
What Happens After a Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval? Anger, Then Strategy
by Cam FentonDec 08, 2016
- In a moment like this, direct action needs to call attention to a moral crisis that demands intervention, much like what we're seeing at Standing Rock.
How Standing Rock Has Changed Us
by Sarah van GelderDec 07, 2016
- As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
When Fighting Wildfires Does More Harm Than Good
by Jennifer Luxton, Stephen MillerDec 06, 2016
- Suppressing fires breaks the natural cycle of life and death crucial to forest health.
Voters Win More Solar Energy Options Despite Opposition From Big Energy
by Adam LynchDec 02, 2016
- Corporate-backed utilities have quashed solar initiatives for years, but residents fought back.
7 Ways to Make an Even Bigger Impact When You Divest From DAPL
by Colby DevittDec 01, 2016
- Closing your bank account is just the beginning.
Is Your Bank Funding DAPL? Here’s How to Find One That Isn’t
by Gerald MitchellDec 01, 2016
- There’s an entire industry of ethically minded banks and financial institutions out there to choose from.
“My Whole Heart Is With You Tonight”: A Letter to the Dakota Access Front Line
by Kelly HayesNov 30, 2016
- We have survived this nation-state’s will for us because we are a fire that their water cannons cannot extinguish.
How Northwest Tribes Joined Forces to Beat Fossil Fuel Initiatives
by Terri HansenNov 29, 2016
- Their victories have been inspiring to members of the Standing Rock Sioux in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock
by Sarah van GelderNov 29, 2016
- Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
Why the “Rule of Law” Is a Powerful Idea for Standing Rock
by Mark TrahantNov 29, 2016
- Although the governor cites the rule of law in his eviction order, the Sioux have this: the Constitution’s Article 6, declaring “treaties as the Supreme Law of the Land.”
My Desperate Search for Environmentally Friendly Underwear
by Eben BeinNov 25, 2016
- The apparel and textile industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. But can consumers shape a greener fashion industry with our shopping choices?
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda AbramsNov 24, 2016
- 25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.