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Occupy Wall Street

It’s not hard to understand how environmental quality and economic inequality came to be joined at the hip.

Keystone XL protest

While right-wingers froth over the Solyndra mess, a scandal with far higher stakes is being swept under the rug.

As the Koch brothers continue their war against environmental regulations, their factories are causing fatal health problems for local residents.

The Chamber of Commerce and its Republican allies have launched “the Contract With America on steroids.”

Keystone XL pipeline protests

Obama doesn’t have much time left to convince environmental activists that he’s worth their sweat and sacrifices in the next election.

Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.It is the knowledge that there are two options: disrupt and change the system or lose by remaining silent.

Bill McKibben and Chris Hayes discuss why it's essential for President Obama to block the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

Ongoing nonviolent protests in front of the White House are urging President Obama to stop a prospective 1,700-mile-long tar-sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House on August 20, as more than seventy people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The hotly contested pipeline would be disastrous for ecosystems from Canada all the way through America's heartland to the waters of the Gulf.

Blogs

BP's CEO "got his life back" by going yachting, and the rest of the world's millionaires are doing OK, too. But one Gulf fisherman would rather have something else than money.

June 22, 2010

Texas Congressman Barton speaks from the heart about his sympathy for BP then thinks better of it. Unfortunately, his fellow conservatives didn't get the cease-and-desist order.

June 18, 2010

While many commentators missed the point, there actually were some substantive problems with Obama's BP speech, too.

June 18, 2010

Since the president had no legal basis to demand the set aside, on what basis did he extract $20 billion from BP?

June 17, 2010

How BP’s disarmingly charming ten-year-long ad campaign helped get us into this mess.

June 13, 2010

Obama could don the mantle of two Roosevelts at once.

June 8, 2010

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes appears on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's blatant attempts to defend big oil and his shortcomings in regulating the Minerals Management Service.

May 19, 2010

BP, Transocean and Halliburton elude blame one after the other when asked about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

May 12, 2010

A Twitter guide to climate change news, resources and activism.

May 11, 2010

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010