Why the Climate Movement Is Stronger Than You Think
March 8, 2017March 8, 2017
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Why the Climate Movement Is Stronger Than You Think

It’s all about the numbers. The climate movement has lately been on the defensive, to put it mildly. Among the many disheartening consequences of the 2016 election has been the need to defend hard-won environmental and climate protections from rollback by the most corporate-friendly Washington political leadership in decades. The Trump administration plans to withdraw...

Lessons from the Climate Periphery
February 8, 2017February 8, 2017
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Lessons from the Climate Periphery

After President Trump issued executive orders seeking to resuscitate the Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access Pipelines (DAPL), the climate movement returned to strategizing about how to defeat fossil fuel projects it thought it had beaten. It’s the latest round of battle in the war to keep dirty energy in the ground, and with all...

The Way Forward: Climate Law and Activism in the Age of Trump
January 19, 2017January 19, 2017
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The Way Forward: Climate Law and Activism in the Age of Trump

With Trump as President and both houses of Congress controlled by conservatives, what avenues remain for climate activists? Since the Presidential election, a growing chorus of voices has vowed resistance to Trumpism. Those voices have called for protests, marches, and nonviolent civil disobedience. They have called for organized, principled opposition to the unraveling of constitutional protections...

The Radical Potential of Climate Legal Activism
December 21, 2016March 17, 2017
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The Radical Potential of Climate Legal Activism

The world is burning. Do we really need more lawyers? The climate crisis is upon us, and the politics of fossil fuels are becoming ever clearer. On the one hand, an economic and military elite, now represented by the Trump administration, builds a wall of financial influence, scientific falsehood, and racist and misogynistic resentment to...