Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Glitter Gets Environmental Protesters Charged With Bioterrorism Hoax

"It's not uncommon for environmental protesters to face arrest, but here's an apparent first: On Friday, Oklahoma City police charged a pair of environmental activists with staging a 'terrorism hoax' after they unfurled a pair of banners covered in glitter -- a substance local cops considered evidence of a faux biochemical assault."

Source: Mother Jones, 12/23/2013

Canadian Agencies Hide Spending on Anti-Enviro Spy Firm -- Leaked Docs

"Stratfor came under fire recently after a leaked company document prepared for an oil company outlined ways to counter activist groups, such as Greenpeace, who oppose Canada’s oilsands development."

Source: Canadian Press, 12/16/2013

"90 Groups Seek Federal Curbs on Methane Emissions"

"WASHINGTON -- Regional and national environmental and health organizations, joined by sporting and faith-based allies, are asking Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to reduce emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry on both public and private lands, as well as from offshore oil operations."

Source: ENS, 12/12/2013

Podesta Recused From KXL, But Not Company That Worked With TransCanada

The Obama White House announced that newly appointed Keystone XL opponent John Podesta would recuse himself from any decisions about the controversial pipeline. But documents have shown that ERM, the company that produced a favorable report on the pipeline for the State Department, had serious conflicts of interest, which were hidden by both ERM and the State Department.

Source: Huffington Post, 12/12/2013

Heart of Gold: Neil Young Helps Bankroll First Nation’s Oilsands Battle

"As the oilsands campaign co-ordinator for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Eriel Deranger receives numerous queries from people concerned about the environmental effects of development. But Deranger was skeptical this summer when she received an email from a fellow who claimed to be an acquaintance of Neil Young’s, and said the rock singer was interested in visiting northern Alberta."

Source: Edmonton Journal, 12/10/2013

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