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Crowd chants “Ban fracking now” to Governor Brown at DNC

When California Governor Jerry Brown took to the podium last night at the DNC to talk about climate change, there were two starkly different responses from the audience. One faction of the California delegation led a celebratory cheer of “Jerry, Jerry.” Meanwhile, another group loudly chanted “ban fracking now” – illustrating the chasm between Californians when... (More...)
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3 reasons we’re opposing a Congressional move to protect Exxon

This blog post is written by May Boeve and Annie Leonard and re-posted from Greenpeace.org. It’s an unprecedented move to demand that 17 Attorneys General, as well as environmental and non-profit groups, including Greenpeace USA and 350.org, turn over internal documents and communications related to our work to expose Exxon’s climate denial. Everyone of us... (More...)
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This heat wave was planned in a board room.

Last Friday, President Obama and various national and local government agencies issued statements about an impending heatwave, directing people to stay inside, drink plenty of water, and watch for signs of heat stroke. Over the weekend, 26 states issued heat advisories, and press swarmed to public parks to photograph people sunbathing and cooling off in... (More...)
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Stuttgart pulls out of fossil fuels

Stuttgart, capital of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwest of Germany, decided today to pull its funds out of fossil fuels in response to the mounting threat of climate change. The new investment criteria will see the city drop about 75 Stoxx-Europe listed companies engaging in coal, oil and unconventional gas or fracking... (More...)
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We just got subpoenaed.

Friends, Congress is defending Exxon — and going after us. Yesterday, Texas Rep. Lamar Smith and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced that they’re taking the extraordinary step of issuing subpoenas to us, the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, and seven other NGOs, for our work to hold Exxon accountable.... (More...)
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Protect the Arctic — not in spite of oil potential but because of it.

The fight over protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is an archetype of conservation politics.  The coastal plain of the Refuge is an invaluable biological, spiritual, and cultural resource, our “last true wilderness,” “America’s Serengeti.”  Drilling proponents say it’s oil-rich; we need more domestic energy; Alaska’s economy depends on oil revenues; environmental impacts can be... (More...)
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Being Present in this Moment: Climate Justice and Collective Dignity

The recent upheavals and very intense expressions of violence and racism deserve a response commensurate with the seriousness and complexity of the moment.   Here at 350.org, we’re reflecting on how these atrocities in the United States are taking place against the backdrop of tragedies and killings around the world. We’ve watched in horror at... (More...)
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