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House Democrats Try To Stop Destruction Of American Mountains

Yesterday, the House of Representatives saw the introduction of H.R. 526, a bill that if passed into law would create a moratorium on mountaintop removal coal mining until studies of the health impacts of the extreme mining method. […]

350.org Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Hits American Campuses (at least on the Internet)

In the 1980s, nearly two hundred colleges and universities across the United States agreed to divest — that is, stop investing their endowment funds — in businesses involved in the deeply racist Apartheid regime of South Africa. In this decade, the Fossil Free movement is organizing students and faculty on college campuses, who are in […]

Protesters Stop Coal Shipments Through Civil Disobedience

Yesterday, activists from Mountain Justice and Radical Action For Mountain People’s Survival performed two acts of civil disobedience against destructive coal mining in the Appalachians.

Five people boarded an immense coal barge and chained themselves to the ship, immobilizing it for 3 hours. At about the same time, a group of protesters stood on a […]

New Sanctions Against Iran Smelling Very Oily

It’s not strictly true to say that the sanctions against Iran are not working. They’re working very well for the executives and wealthy investors whose fortunes are connected to the price of a barrel of oil. […]

Obama Administration Covered Up Oil Spill Photos Of Dead Marine Life

The Obama White House had in its possession large numbers of photographs of endangered marine animals covered in oil – including photographs of huge piles of garbage bags filled with dead sea turtles. Obama decided to cover up the photographs, to keep them secret from the American people – in order to protect Big Oil. […]

Fossil Fuels Are Not Forward, President Obama

Barack Obama gives us his new campaign commercial, Forward, in which he celebrates the expansion of fossil fuels like crude oil and gas. How is that forward?!? […]

Obama Approves Offshore Drilling With Untested Technology

The Obama Administration has just agreed to expand offshore drilling along the shore of Virginia, and to allow Shell Oil to conduct offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea’s icy Arctic waters, using untested technology. Barack Obama has been an anti-environment President, in the pocket of corporations that profit from selling fossil fuel. He is not a decent choice for serious environmentalist voters in 2012. […]

Four Senate Democrats Defend Subsidies For Big Oil

The next time the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee calls you up asking for money, ask them what they’re doing about these Democratic Senators who are sitting in Big Oil’s pocket: Mark Begich, Mary Landrieu, Ben Nelson and Jim Webb. […]

Pipelines Preserved But Glaciers Going In Glacier National Park

Communities near Glacier National Park need the natural gas that comes through that pipeline, but they also need the water that comes from the glaciers on the nearby mountains. When those glaciers are gone, where are they going to get their drinking water? […]

Fracking Causes Oil Spill In North Dakota

Oil spills in North Dakota and India are reminders of the dangers of relying on fossil fuels. […]

Oil Spill Repair Delayed Yet Again

In spite of the tremendous mess that PTTEP has made out of the Timor Sea with its technical incompetence already, the company was able to purchase yet more drilling rights in the Timor Sea just yesterday. […]