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A New Lease on Life

Gulf Residents Demand an End to Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico & Beyond Guest Post by Bryan Parras, a Houston-based filmmaker and photographer that specializes in documentation of environmental and social justice movement stories throughout the South and Southwest. Follow him on Twitter @HighTechAztec Six years after the worst oil spill in the history of... (More...)
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Federal Offshore Drilling Plan: From Injury to Insult

Guest post by Colette Pichon-Battle, Esq, the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy. GCCLP is a non-profit law firm and justice center advocating for ecological equity for Gulf South communities. Six years to the date of the BP Oil drilling disaster and the federal government has gone from being a... (More...)
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Pau: Dawn to a Renewed French Climate Justice Movement

In Paris, as the climate talks ended, we committed to prevent the fossil fuel industry from crossing the red lines for a just and livable planet. In Pau, the French climate movement honored that promise and successfully blocked Total’s deepwater oil drilling summit. Tuesday, 4 April – the Dracula strategy The sun has just risen over... (More...)
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Hunger pangs of starving farmers met by a barrage of bullets

On the morning of April 1, 2016 police forces opened fire at some 5,000 farmers and indigenous Lumad demanding relief and subsidies for farm communities who have been intensely affected by the El Nino dry spell in Kidapawan City. 350 Pilipinas condemns the violent dispersal of protesting farmers, which has resulted in the death of... (More...)
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Long March to Save Sundarbans

The long march to “Save Sundarbans” has kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the next few days, more than 500 people will march to the Sundarbans to protest the building of a 1320 MW coal-fired power plant in Rampal. The coal plant is backed by India and is being jointly developed by India’s National Thermal... (More...)
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Standing Up To Broken Pipeline Reviews

 During the elections campaign, the Trudeau government had promised to overhaul the National Energy Board (NEB) and establish new rules for pipeline reviews — with a process that includes an assessment of impacts on climate change, listens to communities and respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples. With the final round of NEB hearings for the Trans-Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline going... (More...)
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What to Expect for the People’s Injunction

It seems like 2016 will be a year where we will see a new process in place for evaluating pipeline projects in Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau and his government have promised to overhaul the National Energy Board (NEB) and establish new rules — with a process that include an assessment of climate impacts of pipelines, meaningfully listens to... (More...)
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Divestment Commitments Pass the $3.4 trillion Mark at COP21: 500+ Institutions Have Now Joined the Movement, Campaigners Urge Governments to Follow Suit

Paris — The fossil fuel divestment campaign broke a new record today at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris: more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment, according to the international climate campaign 350.org “The logic of the divestment movement is quite simple: if it’s wrong... (More...)
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