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CODE RED California: Elected officials from across state urge Newsom to declare Climate Emergency

During Climate Week, over 320 elected officials demand action against fires, droughts and heatwaves with acceleration of clean energy economy    SPEAKERS: HOST: Christian C. Brock,  Elected Official to Protect America CEO, Air Force Veteran County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez, Ventura County Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles Councilmember Devin Murphy, Pinole City, CA & Director of MCE Clean Energy Board […]

September 23rd

Congressional Dems put fossil fuel execs in the hot seat over climate change

Democratic leaders on the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent letters Thursday inviting the heads of key fossil fuel companies and lobbying groups to testify before the panel about the industry’s contributions to climate disinformation in recent decades. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Applauded by advocates of holding polluters and their business partners accountable for […]

September 17th

House Dems unveil bill to stop Wall Street from destroying the planet with fossil fuels

Progressives on Wednesday applauded Democratic Reps. Mondaire Jones, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib for unveiling a bill that would prevent Wall Street from continuing to bankroll fossil fuels, the primary driver of the climate emergency. By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams The Fossil Free Finance Act (pdf) would require the Federal Reserve to mandate, via regulation or guidance, […]

September 16th

House Dems’ tax plan leaves oil subsidies in place

Climate campaigners took House Democrats to task on Monday for releasing a tax plan that would keep in place billions of dollars in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, a decision that one advocacy group called an “egregious dereliction of duty” amid the worsening planetary crisis. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams While the proposal (pdf) unveiled by the powerful House Ways […]

September 14th

Rep Ro Khanna vows to put big oil, PR firms in hot seat ‘Like the big tobacco hearings’

Rep. Ro Khanna on Thursday fired a broadside at an often-overlooked enabler and profiteer of the worsening climate emergency—the public relations and advertising firms that continue to serve the fossil fuel industry—by announcing that their deceptive practices would be scrutinized during forthcoming congressional hearings on Big Oil climate misinformation. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams In a […]

September 13th

As Biden tours Hurricane Ida damage, protesters call for phase-out of all fossil fuels

When President Joe Biden on Tuesday toured communities in New York and New Jersey devastated by the remnants of Hurricane Ida last week, he was greeted by protesters pointing to the deadly storm as just the latest proof of the need to immediately phase out fossil fuels.   By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “Fossil fuels are destroying our climate with […]

September 8th

Why are there still fossil fuel subsidies in the reconciliation bill?

In a Monday letter to party leadership, dozens of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives called for repealing fossil fuel industry subsidies in the reconciliation bill that lawmakers are now working on after approving the budget blueprint last week. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The demand for the evolving Build Back Better Act was spearheaded by Reps. Ro Khanna […]

August 31st

BHP of Australia is offloading oil and gas assets – the global market has turned on fossil fuels

The announcement by BHP, the world’s second-largest mining company, that it will shift its oil and gas assets into a joint venture with Australian outfit Woodside is a clear indication the “Big Australian” is getting out of the carbon-based fuel industry. By John Quiggin, The University of Queensland The Conversation BHP has also been offloading […]

August 29th

Oil leasing resumes (thanks to Trump-appointed judge) but Biden should do more

Progressive advocates are rebuking the Biden administration after it said this week that federal officials will soon resume selling new leases for oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters.   By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams President Joe Biden’s Tuesday announcement (pdf) came in response to a June court ruling by a Trump-appointed federal judge who sided with a group of […]

August 27th

Big oil continues to buy off your elected representatives (Spend millions, get billions)

Despite California’s “green” and “progressive” image, the fossil fuel industry continues to be the most powerful and influential corporate lobby and campaign donor in Sacramento as the state is devastated by climate change-driven fires and unprecedented drought while thousands of salmon die of disease in warm, low water conditions on the Sacramento and Klamath River systems By Dan […]

August 23rd