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Alabama Flakes

Alabama Flakes: Racial Justice/Climate Justice Intersection Continues To Elude Enviros Last week Alabama closed 31 driver’s license offices in 28 counties, leaving the eight counties with the highest percentage of non-white voters without a place to issue drivers licenses and state identification cards. Alabama’s only African American congressperson, Rep. Teri Sewell, argued the decision in combination with the state’s draconian voter […]

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Stop the Frack Attack Denver Summit Report

What a weekend, what an Action, what an amazing event! Yesterday I stood in front of major fracking companies with native and tribal leaders, in front of the local EPA with families who’s water was poisoned by fracking, and on the steps of the Colorado statehouse with families from 31 states — all calling for an end to fracking. I was proud […]


Black Day For Black Bears In Florida

Yesterday in Tallahassee, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds III ruled in favor of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), dismissing the argument that their rules associated with lifting the 20 year ban on hunting Florida Black Bears are arbitrary and capricious. The ruling clears the way for a week long hunt to commence at 8:00 AM October 24th . […]


Is GOP Right About The U.S. Leading From Behind?

Yesterday, China, the world’s largest carbon polluter announced their plans to launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. In an unprecedented move, China has positioned itself to possess the world’s largest carbon trading market and could also spark a global discussion about a price on carbon. And China was just getting started with this announcement. In a joint statement with President […]


Hip Hip Hillaraaaaaaay – Hillary Clinton and the Keystone Pipeline

This afternoon former Secretary of State and current Democratic candidate for the Presidency Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.  While explaining her reasoning, Secretary Clinton remarked, “I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe it is — a distraction from important work we have to do on […]


Spending a Day with Walmart Workers

Last Thursday, I got to spend the day with Walmart workers, activists and leaders in the fight for racial, gender and economic justice. We had gathered to be part of the re-launch of Our Walmart, a diverse coalition of activist groups (including Environmental Action) who are working to make America’s largest private employer, and one of the biggest corporations in the world, into […]

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Jake “The Flake” Tapper Continues Climate Near-Silence During GOP Debate

California could be characterized as Climate Change Ground Zero. Fires are raging in the northern and central parts of the state, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is lower than expected due to a historic drought, and carbon emissions are spewing relatively unchecked due to an increasing population and extreme energy extraction like fracking and drilling. Not to mention the unequal distribution of climate […]

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Florida Wildlife Commission Offers BEAR Minimum

Yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) proved what we have long suspected – It is a runaway agency with no regard for public input, public opinion and little regard for the wildlife it’s name implies it is pledged to conserve. During yesterday’s hearing the ratio of those who oppose the hunt to those who support it was at least […]

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What’s Next for NOLA?: Katrina 10 Recap

Last week was quite a week for the climate/environmental justice movement during the week long 10th commemoration of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). There’s so much that I could say about the various activities Environmental Action took part in from the Gulf South Rising Convergence, to the Climate Summit at Dillard University and certainly the Second Line March from […]

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EPA’s Fracking Study Draws Criticism from the Public

Washington, D.C. – Today is the deadline to submit public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to their highly controversial study about fracking’s impact on drinking water. Food & Water Watch, Environmental Action, Breast Cancer Action and other advocacy groups delivered nearly 100,000 comments asking the EPA to redo their study with a higher level of scrutiny and […]