Dani Heffernan

Nebraskans Install First Solar Panels Inside the Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Silver Creek, NE -- On July 29, the “Solar XL” project placed its first solar panels along the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, on the farm of Nebraska landowners Jim and Chris Carlson near Silver Creek.

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Groups Launch Campaign to Build Solar Inside the Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Omaha, NE — On Thursday, Bold Nebraska, 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO and Oil Change International launched "Solar XL," a campaign to build solar arrays along the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska.

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Senators and Movement Leaders Introduce 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill

Washington, D.C. -- On Thursday, ahead of the People's Climate March on Saturday, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Ed Markey stood beside movement leaders to introduce legislation that will completely phase out fossil fuel use by 2050. The “100 by ‘50 Act” outlines a bold plan to support workers and to prioritize low-income communities while replacing oil, coal and gas with clean energy sources like wind and solar.

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Climate Groups Launch Wave of Resistance During Congressional Recess

Washington, DC -- Climate, labor, environmental and social justice advocates are teaming up this April Recess to turn up the heat on lawmakers over Trump’s executive orders and his proposed budget, all of which spell disaster for our climate and communities.

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Scientists Warn Senators: Trump Pick Scott Pruitt Would Silence Science at the EPA

Leading up to a committee vote, advocates are taking to social media and urging Senators to reject Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination for EPA Administrator, using the hashtag #PollutingPruitt and citing his fossil fuel ties and climate science denialism. Tuesday's Twitter storm, starting at 3:00 pm EST, comes after a memo sent to the EPA last week by the Trump administration suspended all internal grants and all external communications from the agency, including the distribution of scientific findings.

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Protesters Urge Senators to Block Trump EPA Nom Scott Pruitt Outside Confirmation Hearing

More than 100 people rallied outside the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C., today demonstrating opposition to the appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator. Protesters carried signs and banners and wore face masks, urging Senators to #StopPruitt.

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Climate Groups Organize 'Day Against Denial' to Reject Trump's Cabinet

On Monday, January 9th, a coalition of climate and environmental organizations will be joined by people across the country at rallies for the #DayAgainstDenial aimed at stopping Trump’s cabinet. The rallies will take place at dozens of U.S. Senators’ in-state offices, calling for these elected officials to reject Trump’s climate denial cabinet, including Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State; Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator; Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy; and Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior. See a full map of rallies here.

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Hundreds Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside President Obama’s Final Tribal Nations Summit

In solidarity with the Dakota Access resistance camps at Standing Rock, hundreds gathered outside President Obama’s final White House Tribal Nations Conference yesterday for a rally opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The rally was held on the steps of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium and was organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network with support from non-native allies. Supporters carried banners and signs reading “Resist Dakota Access Pipeline” and “We Stand With Standing Rock Sioux” while several Native leaders addressed the crowd.

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