XR Flashes Its Anarchist Goals to Reassure Its Militant Flank

XR Flashes Its Anarchist Goals to Reassure Its Militant Flank

The leaders of Extinction Rebellion—that global juggernaut that has become standard-bearer of the “Keep It in the Ground” movement almost overnight—are having an identity crisis.

They desperately want to tell the world that their true mission is “to bring down all the regimes in the world,” but they recognize that “that adopting a strong anti-capitalist stance would be movement suicide.”

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The Line 5 Pipeline: What People Are Saying

The Line 5 Pipeline: What People Are Saying

The “Keep It in the Ground” activists have been making a lot of noise in their effort to shut down Enbridge Line 5, the critical pipeline system that brings in light crude and natural gas liquids (NGL) from Canada to help Michigan and the Great Lakes region meet its energy needs. But recently, other voices have been making themselves heard, including elected officials, business organizations, local and national unions, and even the media.

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KIITG Takes Another Bite Out of the Big Apple

KIITG Takes Another Bite Out of the Big Apple

Following the denial of yet another pipeline permit in New York state, National Grid—the nation’s second largest utility—has stopped processing requests for new natural gas hookups in New York City.

This is the second utility to put a hold on natural gas permits in the greater New York City area in two months. Last March, Con Edison imposed a moratorium on new natural gas hookups in Westchester County, just north of New York City, because it would soon face more demand for gas “than the existing interstate system can bring into our area.”

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Five Critical Facts About the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

Five Critical Facts About the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

Like many states, Michigan is in dire need of infrastructure upgrades.

In its 2018 Infrastructure Report Card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D+ and recommended “upgrading energy pipelines” among several measures to “meet future needs, avoid energy disruptions, and lower the risk of future increased energy costs.”

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Valve-Turner Conviction Gets Overturned, Breathing New Life Into “Necessity Defense”

Valve-Turner Conviction Gets Overturned, Breathing New Life Into “Necessity Defense”

A Washington state appeals court threw out the conviction of “valve-turner” Ken Ward ruling, “the trial court erred in preventing Ward from introducing evidence in support of his necessity defense,” thereby violating his constitutional rights. 

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Colorado's Anti-Oil and Gas Bill Risks Jobs, School Funding

Colorado's Anti-Oil and Gas Bill Risks Jobs, School Funding

Both the substance and the handling of a new Colorado bill to overhaul oil and natural gas regulation is raising concerns amongst Colorado voters.

SB 181, introduced last Friday by Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, House Speaker KC Becker, and Governor Jared Polis—all Democrats from Boulder—would dramatically change the functioning of the oil and natural gas industry in Colorado.

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The Connection Between “Keep It in the Ground” and the “Green New Deal”

The Connection Between “Keep It in the Ground” and the “Green New Deal”

The biggest news to come out the 2018 midterm elections is the meteoric rise of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her Green New Deal. But if you scratch the surface, you’ll find that the Green New Deal is neither new nor “hers.”

Here are four facts you need to know about the Green New Deal.

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