Country Wonders Whether Immigrants Will, Too,” The New York Times, October 17, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/us/california-fires-immigrants.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0).
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Dedicated climate organizers all over the country are hosting watching parties."
Mariner East 2 is a dangerous pipeline being built by Energy Transfer Partners that would transport extremely explosive materials known as Highly Volatile Liquids through countless communities, endangering hundreds of thousands of people in its path. These materials are derived from fracking, and the pipeline would be used to export them to Scotland to make plastic. ¹ Construction has already started, but we still have a chance to stop it."
Specifically: BNP Paribas will not fund new exploration, production, transportation and export projects related to Tar sands, fracked gas and the Arctic, nor the companies involved; The announcement includes a ban on funding Keystone XL and TransCanada, Line 3 and Enbridge, a Texas fracked gas export facility and any future gas export terminals in the Gulf; and more!2"
The Interior report — that the Trump Administration refused to release — would open up vast swaths of protected areas — land and water that are part of our national monuments — to Big Polluters and other special interests. This report constitutes an unprecedented attack on protected lands and waters in the United States.
But removing existing safeguards for our public lands and waters at this scale is beyond unprecedented — it exceeds Trump’s statutory and constitutional authority. We can’t let Trump get away with this.
The frequency and severity of events like these — which threaten the water, food, homes, and lives of millions — will only increase if climate change is not addressed in a meaningful way.
That's why we have worked with U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard to introduce a bill to move America completely off fossil fuels by 2035.1
Ask your representative to join Tulsi in co-sponsoring this bold legislation that reflects the urgency of the situation we're in.
The Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), just introduced in the House of Representatives, is based on the most recent climate science and is the strongest piece of climate legislation introduced to date.
It calls for a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035, with 80% of that by 2027, recognizing that swift action in the next ten years is critical for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. It would end fossil fuel subsidies, place a moratorium on new fossil fuel projects, ban the export of oil and gas, and call for a just transition for those most impacted, including communities of color and low-income areas on the front lines of climate and pollution fights.
It's a truly ambitious plan that recognizes the severity of the climate crisis and what it will take to prevent further harm to people here at home and around the world.
2. Our Lives Depend on Moving America Off Fossil Fuels. Here's How We'll Do It., Food & Water Watch, April 28, 2017.
Part of our mission at Carbonfund.org is to make it simple and affordable for individuals and businesses of all sizes to make a difference in environmental sustainability. This month, and through the end of this year, we are offering a "Bring a Partner" discount program to our current Carbonfree ® Business Partners. Simply refer your suppliers, customers, neighbors and friends who own and run businesses to join our Carbonfree ® Business Partnership program for 2018, and we will discount current partnership renewals by $60 for each new Carbonfree ® Business Partner.
Two of our long-term Carbonfree ® Business Partners, Arbor Teas and Earth Science Naturals, are among three dozen businesses celebrating their tenth anniversary with Carbonfund.org this year. Please read about their meaningful sustainability initiatives and commitments, and consider the same for your organization.
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This is the worst assault on the Arctic Refuge in decades — and it's for no other reason than to bolster fossil fuel industry profits. We need your help to stop it at all costs.
Here's the thing: The administration can't open the refuge to drilling without the go-ahead from Congress.
Please urge your senators and representative to do everything in their power to stop Trump's despicable drilling plans!
Often called "America's Serengeti", the Arctic Refuge's 1.5 million-acre coastal plain is its biological heart: Our nation's largest denning site for pregnant polar bears ... the last home of 350 shaggy muskoxen ... the birthing ground for the 197,000-member Porcupine caribou herd ... and vital to the culture and survival of the region's Gwich'in people.
The Trump administration's short-sighted drilling scheme throws all of that into jeopardy. Its proposal would open the door to drilling by allowing massive seismic testing — which has been outlawed for 35 years because of the obvious threats that it poses to imperiled wildlife and their habitat.
But still, President Trump and anti-wildlife members of Congress want to ram this short-sighted plan through as quickly as possible — so they're hard at work pushing pro-drilling legislation and using a backdoor budget process to allow drilling on the refuge's coastal plain.
Trump and his allies in Congress are already proposing massive funding cuts to the EPA and other critical agencies that protect our environment, our climate, and our health. We can't let them add the Arctic Refuge to the chopping block."
The community never gave up the fight against Nestlé's attempt to take their water — and they won.