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Robert Redford

Robert Redford is an actor, director, environmental activist, and long-time trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is also the founder of Sundance in Utah.

Stories by Robert Redford
September 16, 2013
The Keystone XL pipeline and tar sands expansion have no place in a clean energy future.
September 11, 2012
The actor/activist speaks out to oppose plans for a military base on an island off the Korean peninsula -- and urges you to do the same.
June 18, 2012
Join mass action today, Monday, June 18th-- Tweet & Facebook #endfossilfuelsubsidies Every year, around the world, almost one trillion dollars of subsidies is handed out to help the fossil fuel industry. Who came up... read more >
February 13, 2012
Every once in a while an opportunity comes along for all of us to be the solution. This is one of those times. We're collecting a half million messages to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the next 24 hours.... read more >
February 8, 2012
Joe Nocera's op-ed in the New York Times yesterday deserves a response and a reiteration of the facts surrounding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. President Obama rejected the pipeline's permit last month when the GOP... read more >
February 3, 2012
Imagine dropping fifty-seven cement caissons, each one the size of a four-story house, on miles of beach and soft coral reefs. It would destroy the marine ecosystem. Our imperfect knowledge already tells us that at least... read more >
January 20, 2012
My thanks to President Obama for pushing back on Big Oil’s pet project: Keystone XL. read more >
December 12, 2011
This week the GOP leadership, once again, has sided with Big Oil against the will of the American people. They are trying to circumvent President Obama's decision to further investigate the impacts of the controversial... read more >
September 6, 2011
One reason I supported President Obama is because he said we must protect clean air, water and lands. But what good is it to say the right thing unless you act on it? Since early August, three administration decisions -- on... read more >
April 22, 2011
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon blowout last year, BP repeatedly misled the public about how much oil was spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as we mark the one-year anniversary of the blowout, company executives... read more >
April 21, 2011
I'm not against mining. I am against putting mega-mines where they don't belong. Near my home in Utah, Rio Tinto's massive Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the biggest man-made excavations on Earth and has rendered a large area... read more >
December 13, 2010
Imagine: a massive open-pit coal mine next to a wilderness jewel. A scenario like that might have been routine in the past, but this is the 21st century, when many cleaner, more sustainable ways to power our economy abound.... read more >
October 5, 2010
Recently, the OpenSecrets blog revealed that the oil and gas industry poured $174 million into the political system in 2009. We don’t have numbers for 2010 yet, but we do know that oil companies have put up most of the $8.2... read more >
July 16, 2010
Last month, I blogged here about an important case currently in play in U.S. courts involving the independence of artists.  On May 6, 2010, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ordered filmmaker Joe Berlinger to turn over to Chevron... read more >