The Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken much of their anti-environment wishlist and stuffed it into one literally breath-taking bill. The “TRAIN” act that comes to a vote tomorrow will block recent clean air initiatives and also gut the 40-year-old Clean Air Act.
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The Planning and Conservation League (PCL) on September 10 announced its opposition to controversial “reforms” of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) approved by the Legislature. This legislation to eviscerate CEQA is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
This sounds like yet another opportunity for corporate interests to greenwash their projects in order to short-circuit CEQA environmental protections.
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.
Bill McKibben may say he’s not going to attack President Obama, but other environmental activists aren’t being so shy.
At the Huffington Post, actor/director/activist Robert Redford asks, Is the Obama Administration Putting Corporate Profits Above Public Health?
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…
We are not going to do the president the favor of simply attacking him. Instead, with quiet determination, we’re going to hold this campaign to the standards of the last one. To me, the Obama campaign was always more important than the candidate. We have some ways, we hope, of trying to hold him to the standard he rallied us around 3 years ago.
Over at Mother Jones, Kate Sheppard has a good summary of the issues. We’ve been giving ongoing coverage to the two-week long protest at the White House, as activists try to pressure President Obama into doing the right thing and denying approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Bill McKibben updates us on the protest in front of the White House, now in its second week. There were 70 more arrests today, including actress Darryl Hannah.
After one week of action and arrests in front of the White House, the activists fighting the dirty oil tar sands pipeline are taking a break while Hurricane Irene batters the east coast. But they’ll be back next week, pushing President Obama to stand up for the principals he ran on – including doing what we can to fight global warming.
Nearly 300 environmental activists have been arrested outside the White House, including author Bill McKibben, founder of 350.0rg. They are calling on President Obama to block an oil pipeline that would dramatically increase US carbon output from dirty Canadian tar sands oil.
By Roger Fox I doubt the Keystone project is even a real long term goal by TransCanada,. Certainly in the big picture Keystone is only a single chapter in a much larger book. If you read this diary you will risk information overload, you will be offered numerous disparate data points that at first glance may […]
As protesters converge on the White House to convince President Obama to block the Keystone tar sands pipeline, author and activist Bill McKibben explains why he’s willing to face jail over this issue. It’s that important.
Building the Keystone pipeline will keep America addicted to oil, and while it might be a good deal for Koch Industries, which supplies and refines large volumes of Canadian tar sands oil, it is a bad deal for America.
It’s madness. But even as Japan’s Prime Minister says that after Fukushima, it’s time to prepare for a society that does not rely on nuclear power – his strongest statement yet about ending Japan’s nuclear program – it’s full speed ahead in the US Senate. The Senate Energy Committee is set to vote tomorrow on three bills that […]
Hollywood stars — Ethan Hawke, Zoe Saldana, Amy Ryan, Nadia Dajani, Mark Ruffalo, & more — fight fracking
Can top talent make a difference in winning a war of wills? Let’s hope so, as fracking continues to devestate communities from Pennsylvania to Wyoming in the name of big oil (and big oil profits).