Let’s Move Forward on Climate Now

On Presidents Day, will President Obama be listening? Americans already know that global warming is wreaking havoc with the climate. From families hit by monster storms and fires to drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest, millions of Americans have felt the disastrous effects of the climate crisis. Now we need bold and immediate leadership on climate change. That's why on Sunday, Feb. 17 […]

“Exxon Hates Your Children” airing on Fox around State of the Union

In a move sure to surprise their viewers, the hard-hitting “Exxon Hates Your Children” advertisement will be airing in Houston,and Denver on the  Fox News Channel this Tuesday evening during State of the Union primetime coverage. “We could not be happier that Fox News is willing to risk angering their own right-wing viewer base to tell the truth: Exxon is using […]

California’s Oil Boom Could Literally Go Boom, Thanks to Fracking

Fact 1 — Fracking can cause earthquakes. Fact 2 — California is the second most earthquake-prone state in the US (behind Alaska). Fact 3 — The oil industry believes there is as much crude buried deep under the Golden State as there is in Saudi Arabia, but they say they'll need to use hydraulic fracturing (commonly called "fracking") to get it out […]

Polluters Push Climate Change Propaganda for Public Schools

The front group for the pollution industry has convinced three states to consider bills that, if passed, would require public schools to teach a so-called "balanced" view of global warming, in which the massive scientific proof of of man-made global warming is paired with the polluters' unscientific climate change denial. Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona's Legislatures are debating similar bills, all written […]

Obama’s Climate Change Plan Gets a Forum

 President Obama's inaugural promise to attack global warming is taking shape, with Thursday announcement that Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Henry Waxman will co-chair a new Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change. It's a small step, but a step. The announcement said that the task force will give Congress a forum to discuss ways to solve the climate crisis. Franz Matzner, […]

Why we’re picking on the President

Earlier this month, we launched an action calling on the President to drop his support for his so-called "all of the above" energy policy and to instead use the first State of the Union address of his second term to lay out a clear plan to stop global warming. Since then, President Obama said some pretty momentous things about climate change in […]

TWO TOP DEMS NOW OPPOSE ARCTIC DRILLING

They were for it before they were against it, but nevertheless we're glad to have Carol Browner and John Podesta joining the call to end drilling in the Arctic. "We were open to offshore oil and gas development in the Arctic provided oil companies and the government could impose adequate safeguards, ensure sufficient response capacity and develop a deeper understanding of […]

New Year’s resolution: Save the Planet

If the record-setting heat waves are an indication, we need to agree on a collective New Year's resolution to do whatever it takes to reverse global warming. Last week, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 2012 was the hottest year on record, and the second hottest year in terms of weather extremes. The NOAA reported that 2012: was a […]

“Exxon Hates Your Children” ad hits the airwaves:

Countering a multi-million dollar onslaught of advertising by the oil industry in defense of its subsidies, three progressive organizations re-launched ExxonHatesYourChildren.com today.  The provocative campaign consists of a web site and a TV ad that will is crowd funded by supporters online.  Check out the ad, and sign your support online here.Having now surpassed $12,500 in funds raised in mostly small […]

Oops, Shell did it again.

For the sake of the Arctic, I wish I were making this up, but it's true: last week Shell oil's drilling platform ran aground in Alaska — AGAIN. This latest blunder underscores the fact that Shell and the other Big Oil companies are utterly unprepared to drill in the dangerous climate of the Arctic, and that drilling is likely to cause massive […]