the people v exxon

This weekend was a big turning point at the climate talks. For one thing, the international negotiating team met their deadline of creating a draft agreement to combat global warming. Granted, there are still A LOT of details to be worked out. Including critical questions about whether big economies the the U.S. will really commit to keeping fossil fuels in the ground […]

Today was the official kick off of the COP21 Global United Nations Climate Change Summit. Yesterday, as we gathered to wish the wold a Bon Voyage for the talks, emotions were high for many reasons, starting with the location of the summit, Paris, France. Here in one of the greatest cities in the world, peaceful citizens were struck by calamitous events that took […]

Some things are just morally wrong. Like when Walmart, the biggest private employer in America, owned by one of the wealthiest families in the world, refuses to pay their employees enough to feed their families. Or when President Obama gives Walmart an award for climate action, even though after promising to clean up their act, Walmart uses more coal than ever. Even […]

There’s a great Peter Tosh song called, “You Can’t Blame The Youth” that goes, “you can’t blame the youth, when them get mad, you can’t fool the youth, you can’t blame the youth not at all, you can’t fool the youth.” Yesterday hundreds of young activists from all over the country came to Washington, D.C. to send our lawmakers a simple message…Our […]

We won, y’all!“This victory is no less sweet for the movement, or for our common home and climate because it was a long time coming.” Said Executive Director Drew Hudson, “There is much more work to do, much of it in Paris, as we work to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a just, clean energy future for […]

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Leaks of fracked gas are really bad for public health and our climate. Families near fracking infrastructure have reported much higher rates of asthma, heart problems, liver disorders and even cancer. One recent Johns Hopkins University study found that mothers living near fracking sites had a higher risk of premature birth and other complications during pregnancy. Even if you don’t live near […]

Bombshell investigative reports reveal that Exxon knew as early as 1978 that our climate was being disrupted and that their product was responsible. But instead of taking action that could have saved lives and protected our planet, Exxon spent two decades and millions of dollars lying about what they knew in an effort to slow action and protect their profits.They even […]
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Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans. It was a super storm powered by warming oceans, extreme weather and climate change. Nearly half of the city was forced to evacuate, but not everyone was impacted equally. Like most climate disasters, low-wealth communities and communities of color were hit the hardest — and many of them simply […]
Carbon Bath

The United States (U.S.) currently has no rules for global warming pollution from power plants. This is significant given that power plants account for roughly 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions — the single largest source in the nation. Globally, U.S. power plants accounted for 6 percent of global warming emissions, second only to China. For these reasons, President Obama’s […]