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Climate Justice and Indigenous Rights Advocates Rally in Solidarity With Wet'suwet'en People as RCMP Continue Raids

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On February 8, 2020, a Wet'suwet'en solidarity event stopped a Toronto train at Dufferin Street and Bartlett Avenue in Toronto.

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams under CC BY-SA 3.0 US.

Indigenous rights supporters held solidarity actions across Canada over the weekend as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police continued their raids on Wet'suwet'en land in British Columbia.

The Unist'ot'en Camp reported on its official Facebook page Sunday that at least 21 people had been arrested since Thursday, when, as Common Dreams reported, the RCMP conducted a violent pre-dawn raid to fulfill an injunction on behalf of Coastal GasLink, which aims to build a pipeline in Wet'suwet'en territory in northern British Columbia. 

Australia's Decade of Burning Environmental Apathy

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Orroral Valley fire in Australia January 2020

By Edward CavanoughThis story originally appeared in The Nation and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

The country is paying a deadly price for its conservative politicians’ climate denialism. 

'They're Done': CNBC's Jim Cramer Says Fossil Fuel Industry 'In the Death Knell Phase'

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Jim Cramer on CNBC

By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams under CC BY-SA 3.0 US.

Climate campaigners drew attention to CNBC's Jim Cramer's comments on Friday, January 31 that he's “done with fossil fuels” because they're “in the death knell phase.”

Cramer added that “the world's turned on” the industry as they did with tobacco.

'Like Handing Out Blankets Affected With Smallpox': US Called to End Oil Exports to Thwart Climate Crisis

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Oil tanker at the Kinder Morgan pipeline terminal on the Houston Ship Channel

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams under CC BY-SA 3.0 US.

new report released Tuesday by Oil Change International and Greenpeace USA found that reinstating the U.S. crude oil export ban Congress lifted in 2015 would slash global carbon emissions by up to 181 million tons of CO2-equivalent each year — a reduction comparable to shuttering dozens of coal-fired power plants.

New Emails Show Trump Admin Exploited Wildfires to Help Logging Industry

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California Air National Guard clearing debris in Paradise after the deadly Camp Fire in 2018.

This is a guest post by ClimateDenierRoundup.

Earlier this month we discussed how during Australia’s devastating fires, conservatives tried to claim that it was green party forest management policies that were to blame. That is, of course, wrong. It throws us back to 2018 in the U.S., when Secretary Ryan Zinke and others wrongly blamed environmentalists for California's wildfires and Trump wrongly blamed a lack of raking.

Now, new emails obtained by The Guardian show that messaging around forest management in 2018 was more than just a way to pin the blame on California and deny climate change. Like most other actions taken by this administration, it also helped prop up industry profits by embracing the industry’s propaganda.  

How One Utah Community Fought the Fracking Industry — and Won

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Red Knoll, Kanab, Utah

By Tara Lohan, The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revalator.

Kanab, a small Utah town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society, took an unconventional path to face down a frac sand mine that threatened the region’s aquifer.

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