Summer has been the season of climate action for the past two years. In August 2011, 350.org’s Tar Sands Action made the Keystone XL pipeline a national issue and reinvigorated the climate justice movement with 1,253 arrests outside the White House. That momentum continued through last summer, when a range of anti-fossil fuel campaigns around the country united under the banner Summer of Solidarity. Key actions were held against mountaintop removal in West Virginia, fracking in the Northeast, coal exports in the Northwest and tar sands in Texas.
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