"If we fail to substantially cut the amount of carbon in our atmosphere in under 11 years, the human, environmental, and economic costs will be severe and irreversible."
Illinois and New York have approved hundreds of millions of dollars in clean-energy incentives for nuclear power companies. New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland could be next.
State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.
The organizations filed a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenge to the recent approval of the expanded mine, which would extract millions of tons of coal and exacerbate climate change impacts including air pollution and other threats.
"They're a brand new [type of] pollution, but there's so much of it and it's increasing so fast that it's something we really need to start learning about."
According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.
"...if we don’t get action really soon, if we let it stretch out, those are the decades that will finish the work of breaking the planet. It’s why the urgency of something like the Green New Deal is so crucial."
Extinction Rebellion movement starts week-long demonstration in US and around world demanding ‘system change...
“It’s time to do what’s never been done before in the fight against climate change – a collective and coordinated international rebellion that will continue to escalate until our demands are met."
"We can change it all if we want it all, and we do."
Nestlé, stop single use:’ Activists confront company executives at Annual General Meeting in Switzerland...
"It's time for Nestlé to really take some responsibility for the magnitude of its contribution to the problem."