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OPB "Think Out Loud"

April 17, 2018

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. 

LA TIMES: Charges Dropped Against Filmmakers

November 07, 2016

Charges have been dropped against two filmmakers who were potentially facing decades in prison for recording an oil pipeline protest in Washington state, prosecutors said Monday.

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...

FORTUNE: Here’s How Easy It Is to Sabotage America’s Energy Grid

October 12, 2016

All it took was a pair of bolt cutters and the elbow grease of a few climate activists to carry out an audacious act of sabotage on North America's massive oil and gas pipeline system.

For an industry increasingly reliant....

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.

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