climate change

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 […]
offshore drilling delivery at BOEM

Last week was a watershed moment in the fight to stop offshore drilling and convince President Obama’s team to keep fossil fuels in the ground.It started, as it always does, with concerned activists and members like YOU – who signed on to petitions telling the President’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to scrap all new offshore oil drilling in […]

We had a huge victory when coastal communities and nearly half a million Americans (including over 20,000 Environmental Action members) demanded President Obama protect the Atlantic Ocean from offshore drilling. He listened, and took all new Atlantic oil drilling off the table in his 5 year plan for drilling.1Now, we have another opportunity to stop dangerous drilling plans before they […]

With both the presidential primaries winding down, both the DNC and GOP are developing their party platforms ahead of their respective conventions in July. The platforms are supposed to define a sort of consensus positions for each party’s candidates during the general election season. A sort of short list of what it means to be a Democrat or Republican in […]

The Forgotten, Ineffable Climate MartyrsI must commence by ensuring the readers that I mean no disrespect whatsoever to the brave women and men who have given themselves in military service to the United States. Nor do I wish to diminish the beliefs of anyone who contends that military service-people who died, did so to protect the freedoms we enjoy in this […]
Join the Clean Energy Revolution

This summer, all eyes will be on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention July 25-28. But before the press and delegates show up, there’s something important the nation (and all those politicians) need to talk about: Fracking and fossil fuels. More specifically, the fact that America’s boom in fracked gas and extreme energy is endangering our health and climate, and […]
Rubber Stamp Rebellion call button

When it comes to the rebellion against fossil fuels and fracked gas infrastructure, in particular, you need to do more than tune in — you need to show up, speak out and get radical to make change. Fortunately that’s exactly what we’ve been doing all week as part of the #RubberStampRebellion in Washington, D.C.But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has not […]
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 […]
Philly right to breathe #breakfree2013

It’s begun. A massive wave of actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground and Break Free from climate change and dirty energy is sweeping the globe. Already, there have been marches in the Philippines, Coal mines protested in the U.K., anti-fossil-fuel flotillas off the shore of Australia and last weekend in Philadelphia, a massive action outside an oil refinery.I was there, […]
Earth Day 50 Challenge at Earth Day Texas

Environmental Action traveled to Dallas, TX, to team up with allies at Earth Day Texas who have a bold plan to call on the 50 biggest companies on earth and make specific, systemic commitments to our oceans, forests and climate.As you can see at the start, Earth Day Texas is a HUGE affair, with hundreds of booths and exhibitors showing off […]