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The Fierce Urgency of Now. . .

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights and Black Freedom Movements transformed the United States. Their victories laid the groundwork for our current struggles for racial, economic and climate justice.  These victories required deep movement work and relationship building that is too often glossed over as if its success was inevitable —... (More...)
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Huge news: Coal Moratorium on Public Lands

Huge news: the Obama administration is putting a moratorium on new coal sales on public lands. This moratorium will keep enormous amounts of carbon in the ground and move the U.S. closer toward hitting our climate goals set in Paris. And if our next President makes the moratorium permanent, this could end up being the... (More...)
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Climate Leader? Don’t Auction Off Fossil Fuels

Yesterday, the Obama Administration canceled what had previously been a relatively obscure DC event: an auction selling off the drilling and mining rights to fossil fuels on government-owned lands. The Administration called off the auction after hundreds of people signed up to protest the scheduled Thursday event, and after the White House phones were clogged... (More...)
Fossil Fuels Keep It In The Ground North America

Time to Get Off the Fence

Why Climate Justice connects us all to the Black Lives Matter activists shot by white supremacists in Minneapolis. Last night, Andy Pearson of MN350 was with the Black Lives Matter protesters at the #4thPrecinctShutDown when shots were fired. The encampment was demanding accountability (eg: names of the officers, and the release of police videotape –... (More...)
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A Weekend of Knowledge and Action in the Midwest

By Lorenzo Backhaus, junior at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater This past Halloween weekend, I joined over a hundred other young people from across several states at the Midwest Youth Climate Convergence, a climate movement meetup in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After the three-day convergence, I took part in an escalated action against the expansion of Enbridge pipelines carrying... (More...)
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200 Californians #StandwithKern

On November 9, folks from around the state stood alongside the communities directly impacted by fracking. Using the hashtag #StandwithKern we captured the happenings of the day and those who supported our action from afar. Leading up to the meeting, community members organized a 4-day fast in the tradition of Cesar E. Chavez to call attention to the environmental health... (More...)
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Zero Offshore Drilling

The Obama Administration just released the latest draft of their offshore drilling plan. Thanks to grassroots pressure, the plan no longer includes an expansion of drilling off the Atlantic seaboard, as had been expected. That’s a win for people power — but a partial one. The current version of this plan still allows drilling in the Arctic and off the Gulf Coast. And that’s still unacceptable. We’re calling on President Obama to say no to all new offshore drilling. That includes zero new drilling in the Arctic and zero new drilling off the Gulf Coast.

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#ExxonKnew

Recent reports have shown that Exxon may have known about the threat of climate change decades ago. Yet over the course of nearly forty years, the company has contributed millions of dollars to think-tanks and politicians that have done their best to spread doubt and misinformation — first on the existence of climate change, then the extent of the problem, and now its cause. If Exxon intentionally misled the public about climate change and fossil fuels, then they should be held accountable. We’re calling for an immediate investigation.

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Stop the TPP!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a trade deal being negotiated between dozens of countries — is the fossil fuel industry’s latest tool to shut down climate action, and we’re joining a huge coalition to stop it.

The TPP would give foreign fossil fuel corporations the right to sue city, state and national governments if climate action hurts their profits. It’s an enormous corporate power grab and it threatens to undermine climate progress around the world.

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Tar Sands Free Northeast

Organizing to stop tar sands infrastructure in the Northeast of the United States with powerful local organizing and regional collaborations.

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Frack Free California

We’re mobilizing the California climate movement to tell Gov. Brown to stop fracking in California. Climate leaders don’t frack!

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Stop(ped) the Keystone XL Pipeline

We’re joining with organizations and communities throughout North America in a united campaign to stop the Keystone XL pipeline — the fuse to the largest carbon bomb on the planet.

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Fossil Free

The Fossil Free campaign is building a global movement to divest from fossil fuels. If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

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