Author: RL Miller

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Cap and Trade: “Yes, this deal sucks, but we need to pass something. Anything.”

How well-meaning environmental groups wanted a climate-action pony so badly that they bought in to a crappy cap and trade deal that only an oil company executive could love… and boy, do they love it. By RL Miller  Chair, California Democratic Party’s environmental caucus Founder, Climate Hawks Vote A horror story in three unnatural acts […]

July 23rd

Cap-and-Trade: 50 environmental groups oppose California’s Chevron-written bill AB 398

A broad and deep coalition of climate and environmental justice groups announce their opposition to AB 398, the cap-and-trade bill that began with a Western States Petroleum wish list. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote “The Cap & Trade extension was written by the oil industry, is even worse than the current failed program, includes […]

July 18th

How YOU can help send climate hawks to Congress

By RL Miller We’re building a furious storm to help Climate Hawks Take The House. Four years ago this week, the fossil-fueled Superstorm Sandy struck our nation, killing 160 of our fellow Americans. Millions of people called for swift climate action — but it never came. With Republicans running the House of Representatives, they’ve instead […]

October 27th

Senator Heidi Heitkamp needs to stand with Standing Rock Sioux #NoDAPL

By RL Miller Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe of North Dakota have been protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline since April. The pipeline, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, will carry fracked crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shalefields through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois and then to Texas and Louisiana. […]

September 11th

Cali primary – Latina climate hawk Nanette Barragan for Congress

By R L Miller In California’s 44th Congressional district, the contrast between the two leading candidates couldn’t be clearer. Nanette Barragan stands for clean air, clean water, and a better future for the working class families of her district. Isadore Hall cozies up to Big Oil, Big Tobacco, and the gambling industry. It’s a very […]

June 5th

Exxon’s shareholders are revolting – but it’s not enough

By R L Miller Yesterday I spoke truth to oil at the Exxon annual shareholders’ meeting in Dallas.  I came from California with a simple message for shareholders. Stop empowering and enabling Exxon with the farce of shareholder resolutions designed to nudge the oil giant into disclosing what it knows about carbon risks. Instead, it’s time […]

May 26th

TransCanada blinks, wants to suspend Keystone XL permit

By RL Miller This just in, from the Wall Street Journal: “The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday asked to suspend its U.S. permit application, throwing the politically fraught project into an indefinite state of limbo, beyond the 2016 U.S. elections.” Earlier today at the White House press briefing, spokesperson Josh Earnest stated […]

November 2nd

Climate peacock Kelly Ayotte doesn’t deserve our support

By RL Miller for Climate Hawks You’d think it was big news: Climate peacock Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) became the first Republican Senator to support President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, per a local news story. She’s been called the Senate’s most surprising environmentalist for a couple of votes last January. On Thursday she and three fellow Republican […]

October 31st