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The ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., is seen Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. For the third straight day Monday Oct. 8, 2012, the California statewide average price for a gallon of regular rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.668, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 4, 2014 | Blog

A future in which governments regulate carbon emissions is an unrealistic thing to imagine, and not worth planning for, says the company. Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 | Blog

Keystone XL may have received a lot of public scrutiny, but Big Oil has other routes for its dirty, tar sands crude. Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 | Blog

Cartoonist Mark Fiore takes a look at the organization that has been lobbying their heart out to get Keystone XL approved.
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Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben prepares to speak to the Vermont legislature. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with environmental activist Bill McKibben. Continue reading

Protestors gather at the National Mall in Washington calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, as well as act to limit carbon pollution from power plants and “move beyond” coal and natural gas, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 7, 2014 | Activism

A sit-in next month is expected to be the largest act of civil disobedience by young people in the recent history of the environmental movement. Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 | Activism

These groups are part of a global movement to stop climate change and save the planet. Continue reading

In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near County Road 363 and County Road 357, east of Winona, Texas. (AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

A long awaited environmental impact statement is likely to shift the debate over the controversial pipeline project. Continue reading

President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
January 28, 2014 | News & Notes

Climate activists have given up on Congress — but the president can make good on his promise to take action on his own. Continue reading

Michael Bishop displays one of the flags he flies upside down on his property in Douglass, Texas, because it's "in distress," he says. Photo: Tara Lohan.
January 22, 2014 | Activism

The Southern leg of the controversial pipeline opened for business today, but landowners like Michael Bishop and others in its 485-mile path through Oklahoma and Texas aren’t happy about it. Continue reading

Julia Trigg-Crawford drives a tractor on her Texas farm. Photo by Stand Tall With Julia / Steven DaSilva.
December 19, 2013 | Activism

Julia Trigg Crawford is battling the Canadian pipeline in the courts, and everywhere else she can. Continue reading

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October 24, 2013

Historian Peter Dreier explains why Mosset is a part of a new wave of grassroots activists changing America. Continue reading

Windmills lining the Altamont Pass generate electricity on Sunday, May 12, 2013, near Livermore, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 20, 2013 | Blog

For the past year, ALEC and its members have been rolling out legislation that attempts to repeal renewable energy laws. Their effort, for the most part, has failed.
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the American Legislative Exchange Council's 40th annual meeting, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Chicago. Bush defended new achievement standards for students around the nation while calling for an expansion of school-choice initiatives in states. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
August 15, 2013 | Blog

Wisconsin Representative Chris Taylor, a Democrat, attended ALEC’s conference to learn about the organization responsible for so many of her state laws. Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 | Blog

With help from Tar Sands Timmy, Cartoonist Mark Fiore reminds us that Keystone XL is not the only dirty pipeline worth talking about. Continue reading

In a Tuesday, June 5, 2012 photo, Lt. Sam Greenaway, right, looks at side scan sonar data along with survey tech Dvid Moehl, left, aboard the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration research ship Ferdinand R. Hassler in Norfolk, Va. The federal research vessel that will help update nautical charts on the East Coast will be commissioned Friday June 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 18, 2013 | Q&A

The director of the Center for Science and Democracy says scientific research is a core part of our democracy that is under threat from corporations and sequestration cuts. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the Center’s director, explains how industry manipulates and undermines scientific research, and the challenges scientists face in the digital age. Continue reading

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