Environmental activists who campaigned hard to elect Barack Obama president feel cheated and disillusioned by what they see as a lack of leadership and readiness to compromise on environmental issues like climate change.
All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.
"Greenpeace activists were arrested Wednesday for scaling Mount Rushmore and hanging a banner next to the carved face of Abraham Lincoln urging President Barack Obama to get tough on climate change."
Conservative Christians -- the Republican party's "base" -- are trying to galvanize opposition to the House-passed climate bill.
"More than 30 people -- including actress Daryl Hannah and NASA climate scientist James Hansen -- were arrested Tuesday in the latest protest in a growing civil disobedience campaign against mountaintop removal in Southern West Virginia."
"A long-awaited vote on the Waxman-Markey climate bill, expected this week or early next month, has environmentalists teetering at the edge of existential crisis. Some believe the bill is so deeply flawed it might actually make matters worse; disillusionment with the bill is causing fierce recriminations within the environmental movement and has led to a knockdown, drag-out fight within the Sierra Club."
Peru remains deadlocked with indigenous groups whose protests of the government's efforts to develop the Amazon region, and a crackdown by police, have left at least 34 dead.
Lawsuits and tree-sits are among the tactics that activists in the Eugene, Oregon, area are using to resist clearcutting of a patch of ancient forest under the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
"Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a $15.5 million out-of-court settlement in a case accusing it of complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria."
"Indians protesting oil and gas exploration on their lands battled police in Peru's remote Amazon on Friday, with authorities and Indian leaders separately reporting nine police and 25 protester deaths."
"The Sierra Club, Greenpeace and 28 other North American environmental groups are calling on the United States and Canada to boost investments in clean energy, halt industrial fishing in the Arctic and freeze expansion of the Alberta's oil sands...."