President Obama

Break Free DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Break Free movement swept Washington, D.C. over the weekend, over 1,300 activists gathered outside the White House on Sunday to demand an end to fossil fuels. Led by frontline community members, people marched in Washington, D.C., to call on President Barack Obama to end all offshore drilling.Outside the White House, in Lafayette square, we heard from […]
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 […]
#GOPDebate Detroit

The Super Tuesday elections are still sending shockwaves through the Presidential Primary field, and the next #GOPDebate is in Michigan before the dust settles. The debate starts at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox news, and you can watch right here with us!Chris Wallace, Bret Baier, and Megyn Kelly will return as moderators tonight, but the field is far from settled. […]

When I received the news of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing this past Saturday, my mind went in a thousand different directions, accompanied by a thousand different questions. There can be no doubt that Justice Scalia’s sudden passing sent a shock wave throughout the nation, and the entire world. For the first time in over thirty years, the Supreme Court […]

The presidential election to succeed President Obama kept rolling last night as New Hampshire held the nation’s first primary for both major parties. The results were profound with both winners commanding victory margins of 20 points or more. But underneath all of the excitement and fervor of the election was potentially more pressing news that the Supreme Court of the […]

The election to succeed President Barack Obama officially commenced in Iowa last night, but the results of the Iowa Democratic Caucus had to wait until the morning. The Democratic side, in particular, showed us two things: 1. Secretary Hillary Clinton demonstrated once again that she is a veteran, professional campaigner; adroit at building and unleashing a well-oiled machine that includes an undeniable […]

The White House just announced a halt to new coal mine leases on federal lands while they conduct a comprehensive review of how coal impacts our economy and climate. Since coal is in decline and a major source of global warming pollution, there’s every reason to believe this is another big step by the Obama team towards abandoning the “all of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]