Carbon tracker has just released it's report
proving that the EIS does not meet Obama's criteria. Additional KXL-enabled carbon pollution through 2050 would be roughly equal to the exhaust from one billion cars driving for a year - or the same as building 46 new coal-fired power plants!
Three days after the State Department issued it's Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Pipeline, we were out in force for a rapid response rally in Union Square with Bill McKibben and Clayton Thomas-Muller of Idle No More. watch video:
Last week when President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, we were there to remind him You Talk the Talk Now Walk the Walk. NO KXL!" watch video
And on April 27th we will be at the Whitehouse for a huge mobilization against the Keystone, Reject & Protect
led by those living along the pipeline's route. Join us to tell Obama to say no to the keystone pipeline, tar sands expansion, and climate chaos!
SWITCH TO WIND......IT"S A BREEZE
This is the new slogan for 350NYC's latest campaign to get thousands of New Yorkers to choose an electric supply company (ESCO) that provides wind energy to the grid in NYC. The power grid that supplies electricity to NYC is largely derived from coal, oil, gas and nuclear power, with about 2% from wind farms. By electing to purchase 100% wind energy, for a few dollars more each month, you will be investing your total KW hours each month in renewable energy. Check our website for companies that provide wind and other renewables and make the switch today. Encourage your family members, friends and neighbors to do the same. Every time we turn on an electric switch, run an electric appliance or plug in a charging device, we are part of the problem. Let's also be part of the solution.
"If just 10% of New York's households choose Green Power for their electric supply, it would prevent nearly 3 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, 10 million pounds of sulfur dioxide and nearly 4 million pounds of nitrogen oxides from getting into our air each year. Green Power helps us all breathe a little easier." Public Service Commission
UPCOMING ACTIONS FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Rally Against Fracking: Special Guest, Gov. Coumo
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm
The Dream Downtown Hotel
Governor Cuomo is appearing at a fundraiser in Manhattan -- and we're going to be there too, to send him a message urging him to ban fracking and veto the proposed Port Ambrose liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility off of Long Beach. Come out and join us!
We stand for a New York the works for All of Us! But today, Albany works for the super-rich and powerful corporations. If a bill favors the wealthy and CEO campaign contributors, it’s sure to pass in Albany. On March 20th
we are going to hold our elected officials in Albany responsible for putting people ahead of campaign contributors. We demand that our basic democratic rights be respected. We can do this. Together, we can build a New York that works for all of us.
Free buses from NYC
- there's still time to sign up and get on the bus!
Lunchtime Rally to Tell Comptroller DiNapoli to Divest New York State pension funds from Fossil Fuels!
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 12 - 1:30pm
59 Maiden Lane | New York City
We are calling on the Comptroller to divest New York State Pension Funds from all fossil fuel companies and will be delivering a petition of signatures to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s staff. It is important to demonstrate strong grassroots support for this action and we invite you
to join the rally during your lunch time, whether you work in Manhattan or have the flexibility in your day.
Sign the petition to DiNapoli
KXL PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE
Almost 80,000 people, all across the country, have signed up to participate in organized, peaceful civil disobedience actions, risking arrest if the State Department recommends to President Obama that the Keystone XL pipeline be approved. These actions are part of the nationwide NO KXL Pledge of Resistance, organized by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and The Other 98%.
Because the pipeline would cross an international boundary (US-Canada), first the State Department and then President Obama must determine that allowing it to proceed would be "in the national interest." We know it is NOT in our national interest, and we intend to make sure that the President knows that as well.
The Pledge of Resistance actions will be triggered when the State Dept. issues its draft National Interest Determination (NID) for Keystone. Once that happens, the President will then have 15 days to accept or reject that draft, and issue his final NID. It's the President's decision that we're trying to affect, so our actions will take place in that 15-day period.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 27th
"REJECT and PROTECT"
Actions are currently planned for four separate targets in NYC, and we're training NOW so we'll be ready to go when the time comes. There are roles for people who want to be arrested, and for those who don't want to (or can't) risk arrest. Go to www.nokxl.org
for more information and to sign up for an action, or contact Pat Almonrode at email@example.com
This is a major KXL mobilization
and we are looking for a historic turnout in Washington, DC.
What do have to do on Sunday, April 27th that's more important than saving the planet and standing up for climate justice? Book a vacation day from work on Monday if needed! Sign up now!
TPP & FAST TRACK
Every Monday: TPP Facebook Blitz
: Urge The Daily Show and the Colbert Report to address TPP!
Additional Details: http://tradejustice.net/blitz1614
Every Tuesday, 9-10PM: TPP Twitterstorm
Additional Details: http://tradejustice.net/storm
STOP the LNG LIBERTY PORT AMBROSE
A deep water port to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), the “Liberty Port Ambrose” project, has been proposed for the waters offshore from Jones Beach.
Tell Gov Cuomo & Gov Christie to Veto Port Ambrose
Call Governor Cuomo (518) 474-8390
Call NJ Governor Christie (609) 292-6000
Each governor has the authority to veto this project, and Governor Christie has already vetoed a very similar project when it was proposed once before in waters closer to New Jersey. Tell the governors why you don’t want a LNG port!
Click here to learn more
Tues, March 25, 7 - 8pm
Religious Communities for Divestment & Reinvestment
318 E 88th St (btwn 1st & 2nd)
Steve Knight, a member of 350NYC's divestment working group, will be hosting a meetup for members of religious congregations or institutions who want to join the growing religious movement to divest endowments and pension funds from fossil fuel holdings and protect Creation by reinvesting in a clean energy future. Send questions to SKnight@GreenFaith.org Join the meetup
Highlights from Feb
February was a great month! 350NYC sponsored “Fossil Free NYC: A Divestment Open House” featuring panelists (in order of their presentations):
Linnea Paton, former state campaign coordinator for Students for a Just and Stable Future; Sophie Lasoff, student leader with NYU Divest: Go Fossil Free, Steve Knight, GreenFaith’s Divest & Reinvest Now campaign; Lisa DiCaprio, professor of sustainability at NYU and member of the Sierra Club; Lauren Ressler, National Organizer for the Responsible Endowments Coalition; Nathan Schumer, 350NYC’s City Council Liaison. Panelists spoke on several topics related to divestment, including the need to recognize the urgency of climate change, the imperative to move towards carbon-free investing, and the details of current divestment campaigns in New York City, at universities and among religious congregations. The presentations were followed by a Q. & A session, and individual networking.
Climate Change in the News
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