The protests may be winding down for now, but if the history of activism tells us anything, it's that this is precisely when the longer-term changes start to unfold.
The fight over fracking has arrived more slowly in Michigan than in states like Pennsylvania and New York. But it's heating up.
Kinder Morgan's big gas pipeline extension project is on hold, and the opposition to it recalls the revolt against urban freeways two generations ago.
High radiation levels mean there aren't many places you can dump your Marcellus Shale fracking waste. Michigan, residents discover, is one of them.
Yes, there are conservatives who support renewable energy in the midwest. However, they do tend to lose primaries.
Under new rules, old tank cars won't be ferrying explosive Bakken crude. Instead, they'll carry dirty tar sands crude.
Texas loves Big Oil, and the state has let companies run pipelines pretty much anywhere. But Texas also loves property holders, and some of them are unhappy.
As states vie for the automaker's new battery factory, it is being showered with tax breaks -- and California is even considering waiving environmental rules.
The law used to target a seed library might have a loophole, researchers say -- and there's a lot more we could be doing to promote small-scale seed producers.