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.
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.
Panagioti Tsolkas, an organizer with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons, discusses the intersections between the criminal legal system and the environment.
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
Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests.
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.
Interview With Todd Miller, Author of ‘Storming The Wall: Climate Change, Migration, And Homeland Security’
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview journalist Todd Miller, author of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. It was published by City Lights Books in September and was praised by Bill McKibben, Christian Parenti, and Dahr Jamail, who has appeared on this podcast multiple times. Miller
A senior Environmental Protection Agency official resigned from the agency in protest against Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans for industry deregulation.
A former Interior Department policy director faced retaliation for “speaking out about the dangers that climate change poses to Alaska Native communities.”
Two counties in California, Marin and San Mateo Counties, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, sued 37 fossil fuel corporations for damage they claim the companies allegedly knew would occur as a result of their contribution to rising sea level and global warming. “Major corporate members of the