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Action: Moving Planet is happening tomorrow!

The truth is, we’ve got lots of work to do to solve the climate crisis: big polluters are doing everything in their power to delay real climate action, and they are spending huge amounts of money to distort the truth and block progress. But this weekend’s events can show the world that a vibrant movement is coming to life — and that people everywhere are ready to do whatever it takes to move the world beyond fossil fuels.

September 23rd

Action: Oppose the TRAIN Act, the Worst Air Pollution Bill Ever to Reach the House Floor

The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)—the most deadly bill on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Pollution Plan—is expected to be brought up for a House floor vote today.
As initially introduced, the TRAIN Act was a biased and irresponsible “study” bill—creating a committee of cabinet members to review just the costs of a multitude of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health standards, while ignoring the greater health and monetary benefits to Americans. While this version of the bill would have been harmful to human health, the bill is now an entirely different, and much more deadly beast that would result in many more deaths and health hazards…

September 23rd

Where are the jobs? It’s the green sector…

Tonight President Obama will present his plan for putting Americans back to work. He’s got no small task in front of him. There aren’t any easy answers for how to create jobs in this dismal economy.
But there is one bright spot that’s likely to get short shrift tonight on both sides of the aisle, so let me shine a bright light on a corner of our economy that is actually growing jobs: clean energy.

September 8th

Climate action day coming September 24: Moving Planet

We’re not just a movement that opposes things, we’re also a movement that dreams of what’s coming. And we don’t just dream, we also transform those dreams into reality. On September 24, on bike and on foot and on boards, we’re going to point the way towards that future. By days’ end, we’ll have shown why the bicycle is more glamorous than the car, and why the people have the potential to be more powerful than the polluters.

September 6th

Tar sands battle plan, phase 2

By now you know what you accomplished: 1,253 arrests, according to some journalists the biggest civil disobedience action since 1977, and the most sustained since the epic campaigns of the civil rights movement. That was enough to take a regional issue and make it a national and even global one.
Here’s the plan for the next phase…

September 6th

Big political winner for Dems – Clean energy

Clean energy is building a new economy based on the spirit of American innovation. It will create new job opportunities, reduce our dependence on oil and protect us from pollution that threatens our health and contributes to climate change. Voters understand this – and they’re supporting elected officials who share that vision.

July 27th