Join in a celebration rally today at 5:30 outside the Harvard Club to thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership. Huge thanks to the No LNG Coalition and all the devoted activists and elected officials who helped defeat this project.
We are delighted and grateful to Governor Cuomo for his veto of the Port Ambrose LNG terminal that was proposed for Long Island. By this action the Governor has signaled that he intends to stand firmly behind an energy policy that is consistent with his ban on fracking for New York State. As outlined in the State's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, New York needs to expand the state's green energy options while combatting climate change. The Governor's veto will steer New York State towards meeting its goals of cutting carbon emissions and open up options for developing a stronger green-energy economy. We applaud and support the Governor and we hope that, with Port Ambrose off the table, we will see a clear path for the development of off-shore wind for New York State. We look forward to Governor Cuomo following the example of New Jersey by soliciting bids for off-shore wind development in the near future and we urge Governor Cuomo to make a large scale commitment to off-shore wind, specifically for 5,000 MW by 2025.
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Read full Anti-LNG Coalition statement Here.
And KXL Rejected!
On Friday Nov. 6 we won an important victory when President Obama finally rejected TransCanada's application to finish building the Keystone XL pipeline. We should celebrate, and be thankful. People power is REAL power. If not for all the work we've done for so long, KXL would have been a "done deal" years ago. EVERYONE counts - from the First Nation folks who've led the fight, to those who got arrested in the forests of East Texas and at the White House, those who marched, those who wrote letters to their newspapers and their legislators, even those who "just" clicked to sign an online petition. All of us played our parts, and all of us share this victory for the climate, and the planet.
Join the KXL victory video chat today, November 12th at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern.
Speakers on the call will include: Bill McKibben (350.org), Mike Brune (Sierra Club), Jane Kleeb (Bold Nebraska), Dallas Goldtooth (Indigenous Environmental Network), Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree First Nation), as well as representatives from National Nurses United and the student movement.
To join, just click here when the time comes and hit play: 350.org/kxl-webinar
But the fight against even this pipeline is, unfortunately, NOT entirely over. If the TransPacific Partnership trade agreement is approved as-is, it would be entirely possible for TransCanada to SUE the US for the "right" to build the pipeline - and it would be entirely possible that TransCanada would win such a lawsuit.
KXL is just one out of many "iron snakes" creeping across the country, planned and in progress, enabling the continued extraction of fossil fuels that need to stay in the ground! So savor the victories we won this week, but turn that energy towards defeating the TPP, towards all the other pipelines, trains, and fossil fuel infrastructure we need to halt, and towards manifesting a 100% green energy future for all! It's not time to relax, it's time to pivot! Keep up the fight!
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Nov 14th - 18th
Tell Congress to Reject the TPP!
If you can only go to DC on one day then aim for Monday 16th. On November 16th, we and our allies will deliver thousands of petitions to Congress calling on them to reject the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) as part of the #FallRising mobilization in Washington, DC.
There is a van going from NYC to DC Sunday morning 11/15 @10 AM; arriving in the mid-afternoon in DC, staying overnight at a church, and returning Monday late night 11/16 right after the two actions. Food included! Cost is $25 with no one turned away. Contact email@example.com or 347-881-5635
Also, there are plans for mini-busses to travel to one or two of the actions. For more information please check in with Mackenzie@PopularResistance.org, 734-474-2984.
TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resisters in the European Union delivered more than 3 million petitions on October 7th. To reach our goal, we need you to click on the link below, sign and share the petition. Help us grow this petition by promoting aggressively.
Research and the history of trade agreements since NAFTA show that these types of trade agreements produce trade deficits, lost jobs, lower wages and environmental damage. Now that the full text of the TPP has been released, the truth about this deal is even worse than we anticipated. Read the full text here.
Made in the Bronx: Green Buildings, Green Jobs
Saturday, Nov 14th@ 2-5 pm
SmithAuditorium, Manhattan College,
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx
Buildings account for close to 72% of U.S. electricity use, a significant percentage of GHGs, and contribute to high asthma rates in the Bronx. We need a rapid and just shift OFF fossil fuels and ON to a 100% renewable energy economy by 2030.
Join us to learn how we can “green” our residential buildings. Our speakers will focus on the transition to renewables (solar, wind, geothermal), energy conservation, boiler conversions, and exciting initiatives in the Bronx to build a green, local workforce, and green housing for all.
Moderator: Dr. Yelda Hangun-Balkir, Director, Manhattan College Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES)
Keynote Speaker: Ray Figueroa, President, NYC Community Garden Coalition
Lisa DiCaprio: Professor of Social Sciences, NYU
Chris Neidl: Director, Here Comes Solar, Solar One
John Reilly, Executive Director, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
Migdalia Taveras: Director, BEST Academy, Sustainable South Bronx
The forum is open to the general public. No RSVP required.
Co-hosts: Bronx Climate Justice North and Manhattan College CURES
Cosponsors: Bronx Climate Justice, South Bronx Unite, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, NW Bronx for Change, 350NYC
PCM NY Forum on 100% Clean Energy
Thurs, Nov 19
(doors open at 6)
Transit Workers Union
195 Montague St., Brooklyn
Speakers include: Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food and Water Watch; Mark Dunlea, 100% Renewable Now NYS Campaign, GELF/100% Renewables Now NY; Kassie Rohrbach, Senior Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace US; Aurash Khawarzad, WEACT; Leslie Cagan, and more.
Presentations will address how NYC can get to 100% clean energy by 2030, and what some of the challenges and opportunities are in getting there.
As NYC’s elected officials take action to shift away from fossil fuels and into a renewable energy economy, we need to make sure that the boldest steps are taken on the fastest timeline possible. Now is the time for our communities to speak out and for our movement to be strong!
Seating is limited so please be sure to RSVP here.
FOURTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN
NASA found a way to track ocean currents from space. What they saw is troubling Chris Mooney, Washington Post, Nov 4, 2015
Idea of slow climate change in the past is flawed, researchers say, Brooks Hays, UPI, Nov 11, 2015
Extreme Heat Defines Climate Change Brian Kahn and Climate Central, Scientific American, Nov 5, 2015
Climate Change is Here: Special Issue, National Geopgraphic
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