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The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become a national concern after almost two weeks of the largest civil disobedience that the environmental movement has seen in decades.

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.

Protesters continued gathering outside of the White House as part of a 15-day effort to convince Obama to halt construction of the Keystone XL 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.

Activists in El Salvador

Activists are risking their lives in the fight against US and Canadian mining companies.

Tim DeChristopher explains how environmental activists are using civil disobedience techniques to take bold action to change the status quo.

Will direct action against big polluters prove more successful than Capitol Hill–based attempts to fight climate change?

Blogs

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014

Activist Natalie Hynde was ordered to pay fines for blocking access to a drilling site in Balcombe, England. 

February 26, 2014

Chris Hayes introduces the latest victim of hydraulic fracking: an ExxonMobil CEO and his super-rich friends. 

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.

February 4, 2014