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Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans

Ten years later, many African Americans still feel left out of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts

Marguerite Doyle Johnston, a resident of New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward, did not take part in the multitude of events surrounding Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary that celebrated the city’s resilience. “My neighborhood was left out of the recovery, so I don’t feel like celebrating,”…
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by: Julie Dermansky – September 7, 2015

Evidence at TransCanada’s Keystone XL Permit Renewal Hearing Sheds Light On Serious Pipeline risks

Just because TransCanada continually states that the Keystone XL pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built, doesn’t mean it is true. The company’s pipeline construction record is facing intense scrutiny in America’s heartland, where many see no justifiable rationale to risk…
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by: Julie Dermansky – August 1, 2015

Keystone XL Opponents Hold the Line

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…
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by: Julie Dermansky – September 24, 2013

US Marine Vet Fights TransCanada Over Keystone XL

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…
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by: Julie Dermansky – March 12, 2013

The True Story Behind the Set of “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

‘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…
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by: Julie Dermansky – January 16, 2013


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