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November 12, 2018 on California wildfires and need for climate action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on California wildfires and need for climate action

Oakland, CA — As wildfires in California worsened by climate change sweep through communities, causing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, taking the lives of at least 31 people so far, environmentalists are calling for sweeping action on climate change to curb worsening impacts of the crisis. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is drawing outrage from those on the frontlines as he blames the deadly wildfires on “poor” forest management.

In response, May Boeve, Executive Director, said:

“California wildfires happen year-round now because of worsening drought and the impacts of climate change. As Trump makes a mockery out of this destruction to prop up big oil, our communities pay the costs through our homes, lives and livelihoods. We don’t just need thoughts and prayers, we need real climate action to keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to 100% renewables for all.”


Contact: Dani Heffernan,, +1 305 992 1544 and Thanu Yakupitiyage,, +1 413 687 5160



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