Citizens’ Climate Radio podcast – What is an Effective Climate Change Story?

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In this episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio, host Peterson Toscano considers stories that focus on the impacts of climate change. These include incidents of extreme weather and stories of changes you have witnessed over time and the ways these changes affect you and everything and everyone you love. This episode will give viewers the opportunity […]

Oil and gas industry has spent over $30 million in 2021-22 session lobbying CA legislators

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Flush with billions of dollars in record windfall profits, the oil and gas companies in California have been spending big money lately in an attempt to influence the California Legislature and voters and continue the systemic regulatory capture that has fouled California government for decades. By Dan Bacher The oil and gas industry has spent […]

Dems reject Manchin’s big-oil-backed “permitting reform” (again)

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Progressive lawmakers in Congress and outside environmental campaigners celebrated a defensive victory overnight and into Wednesday after a much-maligned oil and gas industry giveaway was left out of the major military NDAA spending bill introduced for passage in the U.S. House. By Jon Queally Common Dreams The darling of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), the latest version of […]

As Jordan Peterson posts climate denial on Musk’s Twitter, study warns of increasing polarization

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Jordan Peterson, the psychology professor who refused to honor students’ pronouns turned fracking-funded Daily Wire contractor, is one of the many voices turning Twitter into a toxic cesspool of rightwing disinformation and hate, according to The Guardian. On Monday, Peterson even quoted the Guardian story and shared links to multiple professional climate deniers, as if to reiterate his dedication to disinformation. By Climate Denier Roundup Peterson’s turn […]

As California aims for a windfall profits tax on big oil, state and local officials weigh in to support

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SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers will urge legislation on a windfall profits cap on oil companies on Monday at 9:30 a.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, according to a news advisory from Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA). By Dan Bacher EOPA and California local electeds from frontline communities will  talk about how their communities are […]

ACTION! How YOU can help GOTV to elect the 51st climate-friendly Senator!

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Wherever you are, you can TAKE ACTION this week to give us some breathing room in the Senate (and make Manchinema less of a progress-blocking chimera) The Warnock campaign breaks out the sixty-second spots for the Democrats’ closer: pic.twitter.com/VdXZQJg8bU — Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) November 30, 2022 Here are some links: The Environmental Voter Project — Phone banking […]

No agreement yet from the first conference on an international plastics treaty

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Hours before the first round of negotiations to advance a global plastics treaty concluded Friday in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, the leader of the United Nations implored countries “to look beyond waste and turn off the tap on plastic.” By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams “Plastics are fossil fuels in another form,” U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres tweeted, “and […]

Free Enterprise absolutists at Daily Caller hate the idea of people paying for stuff they break

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Just because we took last week off doesn’t mean deniers did, too. Fortunately, the chatter post-COP27 looked a whole lot like the chatter at the start of it, focused on toxifying the simple and fair idea that polluters should pay to clean up their messes. By Climate Denier Roundup While official UN negotiations use the phrase […]

Religious groups applaud the Loss and Damage Fund approved at COP27

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Delegates from 200 countries closed this year’s UN climate summit, COP27, with an agreement to create a fund to compensate countries most vulnerable to climate change. The accord reached in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, recognizes that climate-related damage contributes to growing debt burdens and hurts development in countries. By Jubilee USA Network “During the climate conference […]

Still recovering from COVID-19, US public transit tries to get back on track

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U.S. commuters take approximately 10 billion trips on public transit every year. SciLine asked Kari Watkins, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Davis, what cities can do to increase public transportation ridership and how people can make better use of this environmentally friendly mode of transportation.   Kari […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council exec Sean Sullivan

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For this week’s show, I’m happy to share my conversation with Sean Sullivan, the executive director of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, which is working on a regional resilience strategy in the face of challenges posed by climate change. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN With this region making up the 2nd largest economy in Florida, […]

Big oil has been price-gouging shamelessly. CA Gov Newsom is doing something about it!

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Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom convened a special session of the California Legislature to pass a “price gouging penalty” on oil companies that he said “ will keep money in Californians’ pockets. The special session will begin on December 5 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. By Dan Bacher “The Governor’s action comes on the heels of […]

Notorious “Gasland” fracking company to pay millions for poisoning town’s water

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Environmental justice advocates celebrated this week when a fracking company accepted responsibility for poisoning drinking water supplies in Dimock, Pennsylvania. Nearly 14 years after a well explosion on New Year’s Day 2009 revealed to Dimock residents that methane had percolated into their groundwater, Cabot Oil & Gas pleaded no contest to 15 criminal charges, including nine felonies. The […]

COP27 was a failure as far as indigenous peoples are concerned

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The UNFCCC Conference of the Parties concluded its 27th session in the early hours of Sunday, November 20, 2022 with the adoption of the Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan. Despite the extended COP, Parties failed to take adequate steps and action to address climate change. The most glaring omission in the Plan is a failure of […]

How criminalizing protests stifles climate justice

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The past five years have been a watershed moment for protest and organizing in the U.S. High-profile grassroots campaigns against pipelines, in defense of Black lives, and for a transition to sustainable energy production and use have shaped and molded policy—but not always as intended. A legislative backlash has followed each wave of grassroots powers, […]