climate change

Last night marked the ninth, and likely final, debate between Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who are both vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States. The location of the debate, Brooklyn, New York, my hometown and a place where both candidates have personal and professional roots.The stars were out in […]
Dem Debate

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will meet in Brooklyn for the next #DemDebate on CNN and NY1 on April 14, five days before a crucial primary election in New York state.The last few debates on CNN have included questions on fracking and Climate Change, which is crucial for the next President to deal with. But New York is a one-of-a-kind stage. […]

Fracking is a bigger issue in Florida right now than just about any other place in America. That’s why I traveled to the State Capitol in Tallahassee earlier this year and worked with friends from ReThink Energy Florida, Speak Up Wekiva and Environment Florida to fight the pro-fracking Senate Bill (SB) 318. The bill would expand fracking throughout the state […]
Obama's climate legacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2016Contact: Drew Hudson, drew@environmental-action.org, 802-272-9763 David Turnbull, david@priceofoil.org, 202-316-3499 John Sellers, john@other98.com, 510-390-6416 Rodrigo Estrada, rodrigo.estrada@greenpeace.org, 202-478-6632 Keep it in the Ground” petition meets goal, response from White House required A petition calling for an end to fossil fuel leasing on public lands and waters has garnered more than 100,000 signatures on the White House’s “We the People” online platform, surpassing the […]
New Lease On life Gulf action

Yesterday was a turning point in our movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground. For the first time ever, we shut down a BOEM event related to the auction of fossil fuels on public lands – in this case under the Gulf of Mexico – and sent a powerful message to the Obama administration and Big Oil companies everywhere that to stop […]

It could be said of the last three Presidential debates (for both parties) that “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The good news is that climate change made appearances at all three most recent debates — on both sides of the aisle. As I previously reported, the Flint debate included great questions on climate change, due largely to the […]
Florida #GopDeabte

The next #GOPDebate was March 10, at Florida’s University of Miami. CNN hosted again with our old friend Jake Tapper of The Lead at the helm. This was the last debate before the March 15th Florida and Ohio primaries, a pair of winner-take-all contests in the respective home states of Marco Rubio and John Kasich.It’s no secret we’ve had some issues with Jake Tapper’s previous […]
Florida #DemDebate

The next Presidential #DemDebate is tonight, March 9, in Miami, Florida. It’ll be the second time Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have met this week – and their eighth debate of the primary election.Univision will broadcast the debate in Spanish with Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos of Univision moderating along with Karen Tumulty from their co-host The Washington Post. There were some dramatic results to the […]

Last week I delivered 100,000 petition signatures to the Democratic National Committee with friends from Color of Change, Daily Kos, Climate Hawks Vote, Friends of the Earth, Honor the Earth and the HBCU Climate Change Initiative. I must admit that I was skeptical. Even after we spoke with the DNC’s Deputy Communications Manager, who gave us assurances that Flint was not […]
#DemDebate Flint

Sunday’s #DemDebate in Flint was a Big deal. CNN’s Anderson Cooper, backed up by Dana Bash and Don Lemon did a great job asking questions on #JusticeforFlint, #ClimateJustice and more. Check it all out below and read Anthony’s recap here.Earlier this week we delivered nearly 100,000 signatures to the Democratic National Committee and CNN asking them to focus the Flint Debate solely on racial […]