Climate Justice

Last week I had the opportunity to address the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform committee in Phoenix, Arizona. Tens of thousands of us have been petitioning the DNC and their Republican counterparts to include a ban on fracking, and a move to #KeepItInTheGround in this year’s platforms.Phoenix was the second city in two weeks to hear testimony from invited guests and […]

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 […]

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The last #GOPDebate before the Iowa caucuses is tonight — but frontrunner Donald Trump has decided to skip it because of his ongoing feud with Fox News. RSVP here to watch with us and see if a Trump-less debate includes #AskOnClimate questions from Fox news! Live Blog LIVE – A Trumpless #GOPDebate Most of the Republican presidential candidates will square off Thursday evening in Des Moines, Iowa. […]

Click here to chip and support the Delta 5 and climate action!Last week in a small courtroom of a small county just north of Seattle, Washington, one of the most important court cases played out that may very well shape the future of civil disobedience in the climate movement. By now, many people know about the Delta 5: Abby Brockway, […]

Dear ExxonMobil Corporation:Thanks to the amazing reporting of InsideClimate News, we know that you were not alone in one of the biggest cover-up scandals in human history. For almost 40 years, others in the ‪#‎BigOil‬ Syndicate were also aware that the burning and extraction of your products are a big contributor to climate change.Instead of sharing this knowledge with the […]

 James Hansen’s Crystal BallJames Hansen offered a prescient warning about the outcome of COP21 when he wrote, “Watch what happens in Paris carefully to see if all the leaders do is sign off on the pap the UN bureaucrats are putting together, indulgences and promises to reduce future emissions, and then clap each other on the back and declare success.” […]
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Enter Your Information Below:Even though Big Oil has been nothing but naughty, some members of Congress want to give them an early holiday gift. These Senators are willing to deal away our climate, public lands and health in exchange for a weak deal to support renewable energy in a must-pass spending bill. Just today Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), a member of […]

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 […]

Alabama Flakes: Racial Justice/Climate Justice Intersection Continues To Elude EnvirosLast 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 […]