18 Jul '11, 1pm

Ain’t no mountain high enough: Taking down Massey Coal: via @grist

Ain’t no mountain high enough: Taking down Massey Coal: via @grist

Taking down Massey requires outside protest and inside strategy. Photo: Rainforest Action Network It's not quite as elusive as the ivory-billed woodpecker, but in activism, an effective "inside-outside" strategy shares some of the same attributes as that storied bird: It's highly sought after and much talked-about, but rarely seen. First, some background. The basic idea of the inside-outside strategy for environmental reform is this: Some folks work inside legal channels, such as litigation or legislation, while other folks create outside public pressure through civil disobedience or protest. The outside folks bring attention and generate public interest, while the inside folks provide the means for lasting change (at least in theory). I'm lucky enough to have unwittingly been a part of a successful inside-outside strategy. When I disrupted a Bureau of Land Management oil ...

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grist.org 18 Jul '11, 11pm

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Two Reasons Why "Clean Coal" Has Moved Off Stage

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