Coal giant RWE wants to cut down a 12,000 year old forest to strip away earth and dig for lignite – the dirtiest fossil fuel. They could start clearing in just two weeks. But not without a fight. Now the forest occupation asks for your solidarity.
It has been a year since the impact of Maria. Here in Puerto Rico, there are still families living in the dark, homes without a roof, people who haven’t been able to find a new job after their businesses were destroyed, and people mourning their lost loved ones. This is climate injustice in action.
Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon just introduced the first ever fossil fuel divestment bill in US history! It’s called the Retirement Investments for a Sustainable Economy (RISE) Act in honor of this Saturday’s “Rise for Climate” global day of action.