All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Idaho Judge Strikes Down 'Ag-Gag' Law, Raising Questions in Other States

"Idaho's so-called 'ag-gag' law, which outlawed undercover investigations of farming operations, is no more. A judge in the federal District Court for Idaho decided Monday that it was unconstitutional, citing First Amendment protections for free speech. But what about the handful of other states with similar laws on the books?"

Source: NPR, 08/05/2015

Shell's Arctic Oil Rig Leaves Seattle as Kayaktivists Warn of Disaster

"Activists argue oil drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea takes US in wrong direction on combatting climate change and ignores environmental difficulties of region".

"After a final protest by kayak-paddling activists, Shell’s deep-sea oil drilling rig left the port of Seattle on Monday morning, headed for Alaska’s Chukchi Sea – and, environmentalists say, towards imminent disaster.

Source: Guardian, 06/16/2015

"Keystone Protesters Tracked at Border After FBI Spied on 'Extremists'"

"An activist was placed on a US government watchlist for domestic flights after being swept up in an FBI investigation into protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, linking a breach of intelligence protocol with accounts of continued tracking that environmentalists fear could follow them for life."

Source: Guardian, 06/09/2015


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