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Michigan Pipeline Fight Intensifies as Permit Deadline Nears
Enbridge is defying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's move to shut down the Line 5 underwater pipeline, which environmentalists and tribes fear could cause an environmental disaster.
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As Border Wall Advances Across Sacred Lands, Native Activists Meet It With Prayer and Protest
Citing their rights to religious freedom, Kumeyaay and Tohono O'odham activists are using ceremony to try and slow border wall construction on their historic lands.
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Ohio Passes Fossil Fuel-backed Anti-protest Legislation
The bill would criminalize protests by groups and individuals at pipelines and other energy infrastructure.
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Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Amendment 5 would make it legal for local officials to bargain away billions of dollars in future taxes for one up-front payment.
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In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

If her long-shot campaign succeeds, the South Memphis activist will be only the third Black woman to sit in the U.S. Senate, and Tennessee's first Democratic senator since Al Gore.
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A New Generation Is Making Climate Change a Local Election Issue

A New Generation Is Making Climate Change a Local Election Issue

In Florida, Michigan, and Oregon, three Millennial Democrats believe climate action will be a winning issue with conservative voters.
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Ohio Democrats hope a corrupt nuclear energy bailout will help them win state house seats. (Photo: Getty/Ty Wright)

Will Ohio’s Nuclear Energy Bribery Scandal Put Climate on the Ballot?

Democratic candidates hope the Republican-led legislature’s $1.3 billion bailout of two nuke plants will help them flip seats in November.
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A reclaimed surface mine in Kentucky. (Credit: Getty/Shuli Hallak)

Kentucky’s Climate Is Suffering. Can the State Slip the Industry Ties that Prevent Change?

Mitch McConnell has long resisted climate action even as the farm and coal sectors suffer, but a growing movement could bring change.
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A South Bronx Climate Candidate Is Making Her Third Bid for State Assembly

A South Bronx Climate Candidate Is Making Her Third Bid for State Assembly

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In one of New York’s most polluted districts, a 29-year-old with bold visions for environmental justice hopes to unseat a 26-year incumbent.
Federal Judge: Rhode Island’s Climate Fraud Lawsuit Against Big Oil Belongs in State Court

Federal Judge: Rhode Island’s Climate Fraud Lawsuit Against Big Oil Belongs in State Court

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The U.S. 1st Circuit decision is the latest blow to Big Oil's attempts to fend off accountability and damages for decades of climate disinformation.
Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

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Amendment 5 would make it legal for local officials to bargain away billions of dollars in future taxes for one up-front payment.
In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

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If her long-shot campaign succeeds, the South Memphis activist will be only the third Black woman to sit in the U.S. Senate, and Tennessee's first Democratic senator since Al Gore.
A New Generation Is Making Climate Change a Local Election Issue

A New Generation Is Making Climate Change a Local Election Issue

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In Florida, Michigan, and Oregon, three Millennial Democrats believe climate action will be a winning issue with conservative voters.
Ohio Democrats hope a corrupt nuclear energy bailout will help them win state house seats. (Photo: Getty/Ty Wright)

Will Ohio’s Nuclear Energy Bribery Scandal Put Climate on the Ballot?

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Democratic candidates hope the Republican-led legislature’s $1.3 billion bailout of two nuke plants will help them flip seats in November.