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The Nebraska Sandhills

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

Widespread resistance to natural gas fracking is rising above New York's Marcellus Shale.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

In Nebraska, the Keystone XL fight opened up the sense that ordinary citizens with little money could wield political influence. Can the improbable alliance stick together?

US Capitol

Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.

Keystone XL protest

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Hundreds of people continue their nonviolent protest outside the White House, urging the president to say no to the potentially environmentally disastrous Keystone XL pipeline. 

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.

Blogs

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

Protesters have planned hundreds of actions in response to the State Department's report that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a negligable impact on climate change.

February 3, 2014

A State Department assessment concludes that oil from Alberta’s tar sands will be extracted, shipped and burnt regardless of whether the pipeline is built.

January 31, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013