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Keystone XL Opponents Hold the Line – September 24, 2013

A dispatch and slide show from 350.org’s “Draw the Line” rallies

President Obama’s decision on whether to approve the cross-border section of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline may not come until 2014, but anti-pipeline opponents are keeping the pressure on the White House as if an announcement could happen any day. On Saturday, 350.org organized people in about 200 US cities to hold rallies and marches to express their resistance to the proposal and to call for a shift away from fossil fuels.

photo of people in the rain marching with banners, a cathedral in the background©2013… more

by: Julie Dermansky

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US Marine Vet Fights TransCanada Over Keystone XL – March 12, 2013

Michael Bishop says company’s permit application is fraudulent and contests eminent domain claim

As environmentalists figure out the next steps in their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline after a discouraging report from the State Department concluded that the project’s impacts on the climate will be minimal, some landowners in Texas continue to battle construction of the southern portion of the pipeline, which is already half complete.  

Mike with his flag Photos by Julie DermanskyMike Bishop flies his flag upside down to show his property is under distress as TransCanada is
installing the Keystone XL pipeline against his will.

Mike Bishop, a US Marine veteran and one-time chicken farmer in Douglass, Texas is trying to… more

by: Julie Dermansky

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The True Story Behind the Set of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” – January 16, 2013

‘The Bathtub’ really is slipping into the Gulf of Mexico — and the remaining inhabitants may soon be environmental refugees

A year after the indie movie Beasts of the Southern Wild took the Sundance Film Festival by storm, it is now one of the surprise hit nominees of the 2013 Academy Awards. The film got four Oscar nominations, including Best Movie, Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screen Play, and Best Actress for 6-year-old Houma native Quvenhane Wallis.

photoname All photos by Julie DermanskyChildren in the Biloxi-Chimacha-Choctaw tribe run over a bridge that crosses a bayou to get to
their home on Isle de Jean Charles.

If you’ve seen the movie, you know something about the raw, haunting beauty of southern Louisiana’s coastal… more

by: Julie Dermansky

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