Stephen Kent

Climate Activist Who Shut Off Tar Sands Pipeline Won't Face Jail Time

Fort Benton, Montana -- On Tuesday in Chouteau County District Court, Leonard Higgins, the 66-year-old retired Oregon state worker turned climate activist who shut off a tar sands pipeline to fight climate change, was sentenced to three years deferred imprisonment, meaning he will serve no jail time. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $3,755.47. The prosecution sought $25,630 in restitution, but the sentence followed the recommendations of the defense.

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Why Is Bill McKibben Charging Up an Anti-Fracking Rally in a State That Banned Fracking? (Video)

Albany, NY—Nationally known environmental leaders including Bill McKibben spoke to a rally outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office in Albany Thursday to stop the Competitive Power Ventures fracked gas plant from operating in the Orange County town of Waywayanda, New York.  

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Trump's Dakota Access Pipeline Order 'Offends the Rule of Law'

Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker of Gasland, including the latest film in the series, How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, weighed in today about the news that President Trump is issuing an executive order overturning the Obama administration’s decisions and advancing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline. Fox will participate in a demonstration at Columbus Circle in Manhattan tonight starting at 6pm to protest the order.

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