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dc.contributor.authorHoberg, George
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T15:13:54Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T15:13:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20220221_9780262367158_148
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78628
dc.description.abstractHow organized resistance to new fossil fuel infrastructure became a political force and how this might affect the transition to renewable energy. Organized resistance to new fossil fuel infrastructure, particularly conflicts over pipelines, has become a formidable political force in North America. In this book, George Hoberg examines whether such place-based environmental movements are effective ways of promoting climate action, if they might inadvertently feed resistance to the development of renewable energy infrastructure, and what other, more innovative processes of decision-making would encourage the acceptance of clean energy systems. Focusing on a series of conflicts over new oil sands pipelines, Hoberg investigates activists' strategy of blocking fossil fuel infrastructure, often in alliance with Indigenous groups, and examines the political and environmental outcomes of these actions. After discussing the oil sands policy regime and the relevant political institutions in Canada and the United States, Hoberg analyzes in detail four anti-pipeline campaigns, examining the controversies over the Keystone XL, the most well-known of these movements and the first one to use infrastructure resistance as a core strategy; the Northern Gateway pipeline; the Trans Mountain pipeline; and the Energy East pipeline. He then considers the “resistance dilemma”: the potential of place-based activism to threaten the much-needed transition to renewable energy. He examines several episodes of resistance to clean energy infrastructure in eastern Canada and the United States. Finally, Hoberg describes some innovative processes of energy decision-making, including strategic environment assessment, and cumulative impact assessment, looking at cases in British Columbia and Lower Alberta.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RND Environmental policy & protocols
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNP Pollution & threats to the environment::RNPG Climate change
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies::JFSL9 Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.otherClimate change
dc.subject.otherkeep it in the ground
dc.subject.otheractivism
dc.subject.otherpipelines
dc.subject.otheroil sands
dc.subject.otherresistance
dc.subject.otherrenewable energy
dc.subject.otherenergy politics
dc.subject.otherindigenous movements
dc.titleThe Resistance Dilemma
dc.title.alternativePlace-Based Movements and the Climate Crisis
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262367158
oapen.relation.isbn9780262543088
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages388
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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