Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

March 27, 2012

A Conversation about Environmental Protection and Human Rights

Presented as part of The George Washington University’s “Moving the Planet Forward: Turning Innovation into Action” Program, this event in Washington, DC is co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, Center for International Environmental Law, GW Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, GW Environmental Law Association.

 

 

130 Protesters Arrested At Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant's Corporate HQ

"BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- A 93-year-old anti-nuclear activist was among more than 130 protesters arrested at the corporate headquarters of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant Thursday, the first day of the plant's operation after the expiration of its 40-year license."

Source: AP, 03/23/2012

As EcoTerrorism Wanes, FBI Still Target Activist Groups Seen as Threat

"Ben Kessler, a student at the University of North Texas and an environmental activist, was more than a little surprised that an FBI agent questioned his philosophy professor and acquaintances about his whereabouts and his sign-waving activities aimed at influencing local gas drilling rules."

Source: Wash Post, 03/12/2012

"Native Americans Arrested Blockading Keystone XL Pipeline Trucks"

"RAPID CITY, South Dakota, March 7, 2012 (ENS) - Several dozen Native Americans critical of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline Monday blockaded two large trucks in a six-hour standoff at Wanblee, South Dakota."

"About 70 people joined the blockade, bringing food and water, and parking their vehicles across the road to prevent the trucks from traveling across the Pine Ridge Reservation in the south-central part of the state.

Eventually, five people were arrested by tribal police and the trucks went on their way to Canada under police escort. "

Source: ENS, 03/09/2012

"Animals: Iowa, First State To Criminalize Undercover Investigation"

"On Friday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill designed to thwart activists who go undercover to report animal abuse. This makes Iowa the first state in the country to pass such a law; Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York and Utah are considering them. Undercover investigations, including videos and photographs, are a principal tool used by activists of all stripes to document abuse cases and have led to legislative reforms, prosecutions and even facility closures around the country."

Source: LA Times, 03/06/2012

"Tough Rules Sought To Keep Invasive Species From Great Lakes"

"Ships entering the Great Lakes should be made to kill all the creatures that hitch a ride in their ballast tanks, environmental groups said on Tuesday, challenging as too lax a proposed government standard to combat invasive species."

Source: Reuters, 02/22/2012

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