The Environmentalist

  • 6 Ways Corporate Lawsuits Kill Free Speech (and How to Fight Back!)

    May 8, 2017
    Molly Dorozenski

    Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down on free speech by suing their critics into submission.

  • A World Tuna Day Without Tuna?

    May 5, 2017
    Perry Wheeler

    Even as tuna populations dwindle from overfishing, the tuna industry is putting its short-term profits before our oceans and its own workers.

  • Trump Might Have Just Opened the California Coast to More Oil Drilling

    May 5, 2017
    Tim Donaghy

    Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that could expand offshore oil and gas drilling along America’s coastlines. This move could even bring oil rigs to the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington, where new drilling hasn’t been allowed for decades.

  • A Grassroots Rallying Cry for Environmental Justice

    April 28, 2017
    Rachel Rye Butler

    Speaking truth to power — that's what I had the opportunity to witness last week in San Francisco when environmental justice leaders from across California and Arizona highlighted the pollution their mostly black, brown, Native, and low-income communities are facing to a room of officials from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Major Palm Oil Company Promises to Protect Forests

    April 28, 2017
    Annisa Rahmawati

    There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a significant commitment to protect rainforests. If put into practice, this would address the problems on the company's own plantations and set new standards for the whole industry.

  • No Recess for the Resistance

    April 27, 2017
    Isabelle Geczy

    Congress was expecting a break this month — but the resistance movement had other plans.