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  1. Climate Activist Unrepentant in Face of #ShutItDown ChargesRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | Common Dreams

    Ken Ward, second from right, faces four charges for shutting down a tar sands pipeline last week. A climate activist and two documentary filmmakers were arraigned Thursday in Washington state for their roles in last week's #ShutItDown act of non-violent civil disobedience.

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  2. Ten Activists Arrested for Helping Shut Down US-Canada Tar Sands PipelinesRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2016 | Common Dreams

    The five climate activists that shut down tar sands pipelines Tuesday include: Emily Johnson, Annette Klapstein, Leonard Higgins, Michael Foster and Ken Ward. Ten activists have been arrested for shutting down five tar sands pipelines in four states on Tuesday, an act of non-violent direct action taken to avert climate catastrophe and in support of the call for International Days of Prayer and Action for Standing Rock.

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  3. 'Act of Love': Climate Activists Shut Down All US-Canada Tar Sands PipelinesRead the original story

    Oct 11, 2016 | Common Dreams

    Michael Foster, 52, pictured here, said, "All of our climate victories are meaningless if we don't stop extracting oil, coal and gas now." Five activists shut down all the tar sands pipelines crossing the Canada-U.S. border Tuesday morning, in a bold, coordinated show of climate resistance amid the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline .

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  4. Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-RailRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2016 | Common Dreams

    In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced Shell and Skagit County to undertake a full environmental and public health review under the State Environmental Policy Act.

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  5. ICYMI: Shell Accepts Defeat of Oil Train Facility ProposalRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2016 | Common Dreams

    Late yesterday, Shell announced that it has ended its efforts to construct an oil train facility in Anacortes, WA. Prior to its announcement, more than 35,000 people had submitted written comments demanding that the proposal be rejected.

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  6. TTP & TTIP: Map Shows How Trade Deals Would Enable 'Polluter Power-Grab'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Common Dreams

    According to the Sierra Club, one might just be, thanks to two pending trade deals-the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Trans-Pacific Partnership -that would allow multinational corporations to exert their power before private tribunals and thwart efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground. It captures over 400 fossil fuel projects, and "for the first time ... gives people a chance to see if toxic trade is in their own backyard," said Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program.

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  7. 'Not a Symbol, A Signal': Wave of Direct Actions Points to Fossil-Free FutureRead the original story

    May 15, 2016 | Common Dreams

    "While this action was symbolic, it wasn't just a symbol, it was a signal," said Break Free Albany organizer Marla Marcum. "It's a signal that business as usual is over."

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  8. At Break Free Protests Around the World, Climate Activists Put Bodies on the LineRead the original story

    May 14, 2016 | Common Dreams

    Outside Anacortes, Washington in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, dozens of people greeted the sun on their second day of blocking oil by rail lines heading to the biggest source of carbon pollution in their region. Fossil fuel projects were blockaded simultaneously on three continents on Saturday-the "crest" of a wave of global actions responding to the growing threat of climate change.

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