Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Exxon’s Weapons of Mass Confusion on Climate Change

The real power, and our great hope, is in the People's rebellion: marches, civil disobedience, trainings, teach-ins and other actions to pressure leaders to put people and the planet over corporate profiteering.

Appeals Court Lifts Injunction Preventing Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

However, construction cannot resume immediately, since three federal agencies have ordered a halt on any development of the pipeline on federal lands.

Wind Power Rapidly Bringing Clean Electricity to Masses in the Global South

A wind-powered plant in Lake Turkana will likely deliver 310 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in Kenya, Africa and increase the country's electricity production by a fifth. Wind power is expanding at the same speed as solar power.

Former EPA employees sound the alarm in scathing report

If nothing else, this chaotic president and his crony Pruitt have stayed true to their word.

Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 slaughterhouses

The study adds weight to the idea that the most effective deforestation enforcement strategy is not to regulate the Amazon’s 400,000 ranchers and farmers, but for government to enter into effective deforestation enforcement partnerships with the slaughterhouses.
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Indigenous Youth Occupy Hillary Clinton Campaign Headquarters to Demand She Take Stand on DAPL

While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has come out against the pipeline, Hillary Clinton has so far refused to take a stance.

Trump’s wildlife protection board supports trophy hunting

Although Trump had openly tweeted about being against hunting, some members of this advisory board have direct ties with the president and his family.

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, August 28

Student loan watchdog quits, progressives launch campaign against Kavanaugh, air pollution harms cognitive performance, and more.

Another oil train crashes as Alberta Government gets into oil-by-rail business

Oil trains will continue to derail and cause large fires and spills.

EPA holding its only public hearing on clean power plan repeal in coal country

The EPA will receive online comments about its proposal and any requests for additional public meetings until Jan. 16.