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Environmental Groups

Jan 23 2015 - 13:15
Author: 
Jimmy Betts
BXE activists at FERC

Washington, DC – In a bold moment of non-violent coordinated efforts, 16 members of the climate, energy, environmental, social, and ecological justice community coalition Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) successfully disrupted the monthly “business-as-usual” Commissioner’s Meeting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

FERC Interuption by Beyond Extreme Energy
Jan 2 2015 - 20:30
Author: 
Dru Oja Day

There is a strong current within funding circles that would like subsequent campaigns to follow the "caps" model. After the 2010 signing, a representative of Pew Charitable Trusts, a key backer of the deal, told journalist Dawn Paley that they “would love to have similar talks with the oil and gas industry and also with the mining industry as well.”

Aug 4 2014 - 19:30
Author: 
Lindsay Abrams

Why did the Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest environmental NGO, permit an oil and gas company to drill a well on land it pledged to protect?

Jul 12 2014 - 06:15
Author: 
SCNCC

Residents of Detroit, Michigan took steps to keep the H2O in their taps flowing on Thursday, physically blocking a private corporation from shutting off their water. 

Common Dreams reports

Jul 3 2014 - 08:00
Author: 
Jon Queally

In anticipation of an upcoming climate summit of world leaders scheduled for New York City at the end of this summer, advocates of bold and transformative action to curb global emissions and avert the worst impacts of global warming are both speaking out andreadying action.

People's Climate March - Sept. 21st
Aug 18 2014 - 16:00
Author: 
Brad Hornick

A very large and loud event is about to reshape New York City once again this September – and likely propel social change across the continent. A coalition of organizations under the banner of the "People's Climate March", has pledged to make this event in New York City an opportunity for an unprecedented climate mobilization.

Jun 19 2014 - 07:30
Author: 
SCNCC with the Global Climate Convergence

Before corporate and governmental leaders arrive in New York City this September for the UN Climate Summit, System Change Not Climate Change together with the Global Climate Convergence will be laying the groundwork for an alternative summit, what we're calling New York City Climate Convergence.

Jun 16 2014 - 10:30
Author: 
Brad Hornick

In a recent speech, environmental journalist George Monbiot argues that opposition to the central drivers of climate change (neoliberal economic policies being the key) is consistently neutralized by environmentalists themselves. He says environmentalists shape their strategies to appease people who do not share their values.

Jun 10 2014 - 07:15
Author: 
SCNCC

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is debating whether to divest its $8.5 billion portfolio from fossil fuels. 

Apr 8 2013 - 10:15
Author: 
Steve Horn

Every day, the news about climate change and the harms that are sure to accompany it gets worse and worse. To many environmentalists, the answer is simple: power shift. That is, shift from fossil fuels to clean, green, renewable, alternative energy. Well-meaning concerned citizens and activists have jumped on the bandwagon.

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