Some members of Congress think they can get away with denying climate change by claiming to know a scientist who agrees. But 97% of scientists already say that climate change is happening, and we're the cause. So why can’t Washington get it together to act?
I am no longer shocked, amazed, dumbfounded or even surprised by how silly members of the United States Congress behave. Last week, however, the U.S. Senate proved how it can take a serious issue like climate change and turn it into an Abbot and Costello routine. I was surprised, then shocked and finally dumbfounded by the events that took place surrounding amendments that were attached to the controversial (and soon to be vetoed) Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Senate Bill 1.
Our friends from Beyond Xtreme Energy shut down the monthly meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today. This is part of an on-going series of actions to draw attention to the fact that FERC doesn't work.
Monarch butterflies are an iconic, beautiful species that migrate up to 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, traversing most of the middle of the U.S. each year. But Monarch populations have declined 90 percent since the 1990s, and could go extinct in the next few years if action isn’t taken
Bonjour! Hola! Hello! My name is Sally King and I am the new social associate for Environmental Action. I am so pumped to be working with such an amazing team of environmentalists fighting to protect our planet.
We can now add a new item to the list of dangers posed by the poisonous practice of fracking: imposing on the Bill of Rights. Dominon Resources (Dominion), the same company that brought us the Cove Point LNG export facility in Maryland, has filed suit against a number of residents in Virginia who refuse to allow them on their property for the purposes of surveying a proposed pipeline route that would stretch to North Carolina through West Virginia.
It was seriously cold in New York City last night. So cold that I swear I saw a tauntaun run across Rockaway Boulevard on my wy to the hearing for the proposed Port Ambrose LNG Import facility. Nonetheless, a coalition of fractivists including Surfrider Foundation, Sane Energy Project, Food and Water Watch and New Yorkers Against Fracking brought the heat to Queens to air (pun intended) their concerns about this facility and demand that Governors Cuomo and Christie veto it's construction.
The White House has promised to #veto the #KeystoneXL bill. But that may not be enough to stop the Pipeline-pals running Congress -They only need 6 more votes to override Barack Obama's veto in the senate. Sign here to tell your Senators to sustain the Veto, and Stop Keystone.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference recently wrapped up in Lima, Peru producing an agreement between over 200 nations known as the "Lima Accord." On the surface, it appears that the Lima Accord ends an impasse that has prevented the UN from creating a global concerted effort to fight climate change. However, digging deeper, the Lima Accord lacks the enforcement and investment we need to really stop climate chaos. And it's failure to act more urgently exposes the growing rift between wealthy and poor nations on how to act.