The new documentary from Portland filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel, "The Reluctant Radical" follows Oregonian Ken Ward in his efforts to make an impact in the fight against climate change. We talk with Grayzel and Ward.
New York Times Magazine: "I'm Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison"
February 13, 2018
On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit.
KBOO: Josh Fox and Deia Schlosberg: Raising the Stakes on Climate Change
October 26, 2016
On October 11, five climate activists shut off the flow of Canadian tar sands oil through pipelines in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana and Washington. They broke into enclosures around cut-off valves for the four pipelines, cut chains and carefully turned off the valves, making sure it was done properly so the pressure didn't burst the lines. The five activists, along with five supporters, then awaited arrest. They face a range of charges, including criminal trespass, sabotage, burglary and criminal mischief.
THE GUARDIAN: Documentary film-makers face decades in prison for taping oil pipeline protests
October 20, 2016
Two documentary filmmakers are facing decades in prison for recording US oil pipeline protests, with serious felony charges that first amendment advocates say are part of a growing number of attacks on freedom of the press.
DEMOCRACY NOW: Climate Direct Action: Activists Halt Flow of Tar Sands Oil by Shutting Off Valves of Five Pipelines
October 12, 2016
Ten climate activists were arrested Tuesday for attempting to shut down all tar sands oil coming into the United States from Canada by manually turning off pipelines in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and Washington state. The group, which calls itself Climate Direct Action, includes...
REUTERS: Canada-U.S. oil pipelines resume operations after activists halt flow
October 12, 2016
Five oil pipelines disrupted by environmental protesters were back up and running on Wednesday after an unprecedented act of sabotage left policy makers and energy executives from Calgary to Washington mulling how to secure key energy infrastructure.