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Robert Redford
Robert Redford is an actor, director, and environmental activist.

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Paris Agreement Marks Epic Movement Away From Fossil Fuels

(252) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 5:31 PM

As a son of southern California in the 1950s, I grew up surrounded by reminders of the oil industry that fueled generations of economic growth in our country. Dad was an accountant for an oil company. I rode my bike past the giant derricks that pumped day and night. I...

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Here's Why Keystone XL Is the Wrong Choice for Our Nation

(388) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 8:40 AM

The new Republican majority in Congress wants to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline for dirty tar sands oil. President Obama announced he will veto bills that bypass the official review of Keystone XL.

There are plenty of reasons to block these bills and this pipeline.

Keystone XL...

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American Democracy and Torture

(115) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 1:17 PM

I am conscious of my good fortune to have been born into a democratic society. As messy as it can get -- and messy it is these days -- there is nothing more precious than a healthy democracy. As this tumultuous year closes we would all be served well to...

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Addressing Climate Change Should Inspire Patriotism, Not Gridlock

(253) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 10:09 PM

Heading into the July 4th celebration of America's independence got me thinking about when it comes to huge challenges we've faced as a nation, we have a rich and storied history of aspirational spirit and belief in what we, together, can accomplish.

Are we losing this quintessentially...

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Storytelling to Save the Planet

(22) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 7:11 PM

The art of storytelling is at our core. It's the lifeblood of how we communicate and how we decide what deserves our attention and what we are content to ignore as a passing fad. We've accomplished storytelling on the silver screen and the latest Internet meme, but is the art...

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U.S. Senate Shouldn't Circumvent the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Process

(169) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 3:11 PM

On Friday we learned that a lot of Republican U.S. senators and a smattering of Democrats are once again trying to make an end run around a legitimate process to assess the impacts of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, in favor of moving legislation authorizing its immediate...

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4년 전 멕시코만 원유유출 사고의 교훈

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2014 | 1:31 PM

4년 전 이 무렵, BP사의 시추선 폭발 사고가 있었다. 그날 열한 명의 근로자가 숨졌다. 그들의 사체는 찾을 수 없었다. 사고 후 87일 동안 2억 1천만 갤런의 원유가 멕시코만으로 흘러들었다. 이 사고는 근처 어장을 망가뜨리고, 해안지대를 파괴하고, 관광산업을 황폐화했다. 이제 세상은 화석연료의 감춰졌던 모습을 보게 되었다. 원유 유출 피해는 인간은 물론...

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President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

(132) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world...

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Reality Check on Keystone XL: Despite Industry Spin, New Environmental Report Lays Ground for Denial

(337) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 4:26 PM

The more people learn about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the less they like it. Despite what we might be hearing in industry spin, the environmental report released by the State Department Friday confirms that tar sands crude means a dirtier, more dangerous future for our children...

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President Obama: Reject Keystone XL, Promote Clean Energy

(492) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 8:58 AM

The Keystone XL and tar sands expansion have no place in a clean energy future

I can understand why oil companies love tar sands. There is a lot of money to be made by strip mining and drilling the dirtiest oil on the planet.

The oil industry is lobbying...

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La costruzione dell'oleodotto Keystone XL fa fallire, senza mezzi termini, il buon senso del Presidente sul tema ambientale

(9) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 8:21 AM

Il presidente Barak Obama, nel delineare la sua visione progressiva delle politiche nazionali contro i cambiamenti climatici, ha chiarito quale sarà lo standard normativo per la realizzazione dell'oleodotto di sabbie bituminose Keystone XL.

La realizzazione dell'impanto non sarà approvata, ha affermato il presidente il mese scorso, fino a quando "non...

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Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flat Out Fails President's Common-sense Climate Test

(727) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 2:10 PM

In laying out his progressive vision for national action on climate change, President Obama set a clear standard for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

It won't be approved, he vowed last month, unless it "does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution."

Would it ever. Turns out,...

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We Need Climate Action on All Fronts

(937) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 8:58 AM

In recent weeks, we've been calling on President Obama to show the "courage of his convictions" when it comes to fighting climate change. In his speech last week, he agreed to take some essential steps in saving our planet, most notably cutting carbon pollution from power plants.

This is...

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Remaking America Through the Arts

(3) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 1:23 PM

Every year, Americans for the Arts and The Sundance Institute host a very special gathering of leaders from government, business, the arts and social sectors in the beautiful mountains of the Sundance Resort and Preserve in Utah. Those participating differ from year to year, but the...

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Tar Sands Raw Deal: Arkansas Spill Is Another Reason to Say 'No' to Tar Sands Pipeline

(259) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 1:42 PM

When I see raw tar sands coursing through people's yards and across wetlands, it makes me sick. My thoughts are with the people in Arkansas who are dealing with this river of toxic mess. And my thoughts instantly move ahead to what could happen to farms, families, homes, and wild...

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Will the U.S. Senate Stand Up for Our Future?

(725) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 8:12 AM

Rumor has it the U.S. Senate will consider a budget bill provision to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Here's what they need to share with their constituents:

1) It's GREAT for Big Oil. BAD for America. And REALLY BAD for climate change, producing three times more global...

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Where Is the Climate Leadership? We Need to Get It Right on Keystone XL

(392) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Mr. Secretary, I am disappointed. I thought that we all understood that to fight climate change, we have to be able to say "no" to dirty energy projects. Our friends around the world are looking to us for climate leadership and it starts with drawing the line at tar...

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You Can Move Washington, D.C. Forward on Climate Change

(808) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 7:27 PM

On February 17, tens of thousands are coming together in Washington, D.C. to ask the president to stand up for climate. The Forward on Climate Rally is expected to be the largest climate rally in U.S. history.

How fitting that this will happen on President's Day weekend...

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It's Time to Stop the Pebble Mine

(247) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 12:09 PM

Since 2010, I have fought alongside the Natural Resources Defense Council to stop the Pebble Mine -- a colossal open-pit copper-and-gold mine that a consortium of global mining giants want to gouge out of the spectacular untamed wilderness above Alaska's Bristol Bay.

Nothing like this place exists anywhere else...

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Another Looming Cliff of Grave Consequence

(753) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 7:52 AM

The wake up call that Hurricane Sandy gave us was but one of many just in the last year. We can see that climate change is happening all around the country after the wildfires, droughts, floods and violent storms of 2012. So when President Obama said it was time to...

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