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

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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 | 3:26 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 | 7:58 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 | 7:21 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 | 1:10 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 | 7:58 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 | 12:23 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 | 12:42 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?

(728) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 7:12 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 | 2:19 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 | 6:27 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 | 11:09 AM

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 | 6:52 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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American Determination and Climate Change

(644) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 6:07 PM

I'm so struck with America's human spirit as Hurricane Sandy has left a trail of destruction in its wake, destroying homes and businesses and turning the lives of so many upside down. And yet people remain unbowed -- New Yorkers and New Jerseyans, first responders, hospital workers, National Guard and...

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Por qué apoyo al presidente Obama

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 1:00 AM

Estaba comenzando mi carrera de actor, en 1962, cuando la obra de Rachel Carson Primavera silenciosa se hizo un hueco en las listas de libros más vendidos, las universidades y los cuartos de estar de todo Estados Unidos, y plantó las semillas del movimiento ecologista actual. La historia de este...

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Perché sostengo il presidente Obama

(42) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 1:31 PM

Stavo muovendo i primi passi nella mia carriera d'attore, era il 1962, quando "Primavera silenziosa" di Rachel Carson saltò in cima alle classifiche dei best-seller, entrando nei campus dei college e negli appartamenti degli americani, e gettando i semi del movimento ambientalista di oggi. La storia di quel movimento per...

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Why I'm Supporting President Obama

(2326) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 8:04 AM

I was in the early days of my acting career in 1962, when Rachel Carson's Silent Spring made its way onto best-seller lists and college campuses and into living rooms across America and sowed the seeds of today's environmental movement. The story of that movement still represents for me who...

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Fact vs. Fiction on Debate Night

(560) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 8:48 PM

So, the first 2012 Presidential debate starts in a few minutes. I'm fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. In fact, he and his running mate Paul Ryan have said they'll approve it on...

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Stop Public Handouts to Oil, Gas and Coal Companies, Now

(593) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Join mass action today, Monday, June 18th-- Tweet & Facebook #endfossilfuelsubsidies

Every year, around the world, almost one trillion dollars of subsidies is handed out to help the fossil fuel industry. Who came up with the crazy idea that the fossil fuel industry deserves...

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24 Hours to Stop the Pipeline - Be the Solution

(636) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 10:22 AM

Every once in a while an opportunity comes along for all of us to be the solution. This is one of those times. We're collecting a half million messages to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the next 24 hours.

This dirty, dangerous tar sands pipeline is...

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Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: The Facts Deserve Repeating

(744) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 1:06 PM

Joe Nocera's op-ed in the New York Times yesterday deserves a response and a reiteration of the facts surrounding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. President Obama rejected the pipeline's permit last month when the GOP, in a political stunt, forced his hand to approve it without even...

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