Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
19 Jun 2019

As EPA Continues To Shield Fossil Fuel Industry, Report Warns Of Future Filled With Hazardous Waste

In a follow-up report, Earthworks once again warns the EPA is failing to protect the environment from hazardous waste from oil and gas drilling.

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17 Jun 2019

Interview With Oakley Shelton-Thomas On The ‘Fracking Endgame’ In The United States

Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview Oakley Shelton-Thomas, researcher for Food and Water Watch. He was a lead author of the organization’s recent report, “Fracking Endgame: Locked Into Plastics, Pollution, and Climate Chaos.” The report describes how fossil fuel companies are building a “wave of new gas-fired power plants” and

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12 Jun 2019

In ‘War On Terrorism,’ Pentagon Has Emitted Over A Billion Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gases

The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than

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24 Apr 2019

Interview With Max Ajl: What Internationalist Green New Deal Would Look Like

For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Max Ajl, who is a doctoral student in development studies at Cornell University. He speaks to them from Tunisia, where he is conducting research on the environment and agriculture as it relates to decolonization and

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Photos from the rally against the proposed Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Monday, November 17th, 2014. Photo by Mark Klotz on Flickr.
09 Apr 2019

Washington Appeals Court: Evidence May Prove Climate Action Against Tar Sands Pipeline Was Necessary

A WA appeals court concluded a trial court violated climate activist Kenneth Ward’s constitutional rights by prohibiting him from presenting a necessity defense.

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Photo by davidolimpio on Flickr.
07 Nov 2018

Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental Measures—And Other Key Ballot Initiative Results

Progressive ballot initiatives garnered victories, but fossil fuel companies defeated environmental measures. Criminal justice reforms had mixed results.

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Photo via the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons
07 Jun 2018

Beyond Prisons — Episode 25: Fight Toxic Prisons

Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.

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27 Mar 2018

Judge Rules It Was Necessary For Activists In Massachusetts To Engage In Civil Disobedience To Stop Pipeline

A judge in Massachusetts ruled it was necessary for activists to engage in civil disobedience to stop Spectra Energy’s natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury and acquitted the activists of civil infractions. Josh Raisler-Cohen, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, said the government reduced charges against the activists to

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Republican Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Photo by NASA on Flickr.
05 Mar 2018

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Extensive Effort By Russia To Fuel Pipeline Opposition

Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests.

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BNSF oil train. Photo by Raymond Shobe (bossco) on Flickr.
30 Jan 2018

Washington Activists Sue For Right To Ban Fossil Fuel Trains

Activists in Spokane are suing the U.S. government for violating the “constitutional right” to a “livable climate” by prohibiting bans against fossil fuel trains.

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