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Kiribati and Climate Change: The Fight You Don’t Read About

If someone was to google “Kiribati,” search results will speak of the sad realities of this Pacific Island nation. “Plagued by sea-level rise,” “Besieged by the rising tide of climate change,” and “Climate change destroys Pacific Island Nation” are the headlines you are most likely to stumble across. Sadly, this island nation, rose to fame... (More...)
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No permit, no pipeline.

Friends, Last weekend TransCanada’s permit for Keystone XL in South Dakota expired. They now no longer have a permit to build in 2 states — Nebraska, and South Dakota.  The South Dakota permit was issued way back in 2010 when Keystone XL was supposedly a done deal, and 4 years was thought to be plenty... (More...)
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You can be the stopper in the bottle.

Here’s the bad news: the fossil fuel industry is pushing for a radical expansion of “natural” gas infrastructure across the country. The industry bills natural gas — or fracked gas, as we prefer to call it — as the climate-friendly fossil fuel, but just the opposite is true: fracked gas can have as much or... (More...)
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Unitarians Go Fossil Free

On Saturday, the Unitarian Universalist Association voted overwhelmingly in favor of fossil fuel divestment. Representing over 1,000 congregations, delegates to the UUA’s General Assembly passed a resolution calling for divestment of the UUA Common Endowment Fund. The resolution was carefully crafted by a committed group of activists known as UU Divest (formally, Unitarian Universalists for... (More...)
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Fracked Gas Exports: A Climate Disaster

This guest post was written by Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Even as the facts about liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports get harder and harder to ignore, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to bury its head in the sand. Last month, a Department of Energy study revealed that... (More...)
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Governor Jerry Brown: Face Fracking in California

Over the last year we’ve been building up pressure on Governor Brown across the state of California. This last Saturday, we stood with communities that live at ground zero for fracking in Kern County, to deliver over 50,000 petition signatures to get the Governor to come see fracking first hand. (More...)
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Amazing news from Australia: Leard State Forest destruction halted!

Remarkable news from Australia! Today Whitehaven Coal has been forced to halt clearing of the Leard State Forest – where it plans to develop its gigantic Maules Creek coal mine. Share the great news on Facebook here.  Maules Creek Community Council, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office of New South Wales (NSW), sought an interim injunction... (More...)
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