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Archive: February 22, 2018

Ken Ward and four other climate activists took action into their own hands on Oct. 11, 2016, and shut down pipelines in four states. (

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MISSOULA, Mont. — In October 2016, five climate activists shut down oil pipelines by hand in a coordinated effort across four states, stopping about 15 percent of the country's oil imports for nearly a day. The film "The Reluctant Radical" is about one of those activists, Ken Ward. And it ha ...Read More

In New Mexico, 145,000 residents live within a half mile of active oil and gas wells. (savepaalums.info)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new comment period will begin soon on the Interior Department's decision to replace an Obama-era regulation designed to restrict harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The Obama administration regulation was set to take effect on Jan. 17 ...Read More

AR-15s were used in mass shootings in Newtown, San Bernardino, Las Vegas and Parkland. (Jonathan James/Flickr)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota legislative session is beginning with an emphasis on gun control. The mass shooting at a high school in Florida brought hundreds to the State Capitol for a rally on Tuesday, and another demonstration is planned for Thursday afternoon. The rally is set to follo ...Read More

Support for stricter gun laws has grown following the latest mass shooting. (davidpwhelan/morguefile)

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LANSING, Mich. — It's been eight days since 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, and today many Michiganders will rally at the Capitol to demand policy solutions to the problem of gun violence facing the nation. Since the beginning of 2017, dozens of bills that would either expand ...Read More

Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument is one of several monuments in California that could see its boundaries downsized by the Trump administration. (Bob Wick/BLM)

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LOS ANGELES — More than three-quarters of Californians oppose the Trump administration's plan to shrink two national monuments in Utah and want to see the Golden State's national monuments protected, according to a new poll from the nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation. Researchers found that ...Read More

Students from across Florida traveled to Tallahassee to join fellow students protesting gun violence on the steps of the old Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. (Trimmel Gomes)

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thousands of angry students made their voices heard at Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday, saying lawmakers aren't doing enough to keep them safe. While they are dissatisfied with the lawmaking process, their efforts did get the pro-gun Legislature to consider ...Read More

Arizona has one of the sunniest climates, but also one of the lowest renewable energy standards in the West. (CleanHealthyAZ)

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PHOENIX — A coalition of community groups and health organizations is throwing its support behind a ballot initiative, filed on Tuesday, that would force investor-owned utilities such as Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power and electric cooperatives to get 50 percent of their energy f ...Read More

Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are hitting traffic when they push for more protections, a new report finds. (SounderBruce/Flickr)

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SEATTLE — Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have been a big boon for folks trying to get around town, but a new report says these companies are running over local democracy. The National Employment Law Project's "Uber State Interference" report details how transportation network c ...Read More

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