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Will Obama Sell Out the Clean Air Act for a Deal With Congress?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The health and welfare of every community in this country and around the world will be jeopardized if Obama allows Congress to gut the Clean Air Act. Shame on you, Mr. President.

Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

Missing From the State of the Union: The Clean Air Act

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

Obama's version of clean energy includes elements such as the industry-spun concept of "clean" coal, a gaping loophole for a dirty industry hell-bent on reinventing itself with money rather than scientific innovation.

Why the U.S. Must Show Climate Leadership in Cancún

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

In Cancún, President Obama can actually do something he hasn't been very good at over the last two years: he can be a world leader in the fight against climate change.

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.

Obama's Climate Schizophrenia

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The last few days have been something of a roller coaster for the climate movement. On Sunday, October 10th, hundreds of thousands of people gathered ...

Appalachia Is Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

Two years ago this month, I flew in a helicopter over Appalachian coal country in Kentucky. After we landed and I drove off, I cried. I was in Ken...

Where the Climate Movement Gets a Win: Time to Crack Down on Toxic Coal Ash

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The more concerned citizens speak out, the harder it will be for Dirty Coal to protect their profits at the expense of our health and safety.

An open letter to all people and organizations working to combat global warming

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

From members of the 1Sky Board of Directors: Jessica Bailey, KC Golden, Bracken Hendricks, Bill McKibben, Billy Parish, Vicky Rateau, Gus Speth and Be...

An open letter from 1Sky to all people and organizations working to combat global warming

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

From members of the 1Sky Board of Directors: Jessica Bailey, KC Golden, Bracken Hendricks, Bill McKibben, Billy Parish, Vicky Rateau, Gus Speth and Be...

They've Failed -- and We Must Hold Them Accountable

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

It's time to show Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, our senators and President Obama the full extent of our outrage at their failure to take on the greatest crisis of our time.

In Memory of Climate Scientist Stephen Schneider

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

Stephen Schneider died on Monday. He was one of the few climate scientists I could call, ask for guidance, and cry with. He knew as much as anybody about the complex effects of global warming on glaciers, coral reefs, sea level rise and drought.

We Can't Lose the Clean Air Act in a Climate Bill

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

After nearly three months of inaction since the beginning of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Senate will finally take on climate and clean energy within the next two weeks.

Turning Earth Day Into a Climate Action Day

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

All across the country, the climate movement is spreading the message that the most important thing we can do for the Earth at this moment is to tackle climate change head-on.

A Rebuttal to Sen Murkowski's "Dirty Air Act" Op-Ed: Is She Serious?

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

It should surprise no one that fossil fuel industry interests have gone into overdrive on this issue and turned a clear no-brainer into a rather "Murky" one that is expected to come down to the wire.

Weekly Mulch: Politics Confuse Public Perception of Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Americans don't know what to think about climate change anymore. A few years ago, the public more or less tr...

An Open Letter to President Obama: No More "Clean" Coal

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Thursday, February 11, 2010 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, Thank you ...

Massachusetts, Climate, and Change

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Before we all start investing in houseboat stocks and declaring the planet permanently doomed, I think it's important to remember a few key facts about where we are and that, as a movement, we still have immense power.

Hoping in Copenhagen

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

I hoped against hope that one man could pick up the pieces of these broken negotiations and make things right again. ...And then I woke up.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly: A Look Back at the Drama Over the EPW Bill

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

In the past week, a drama unfolded around the Senate EPW Committee hearings for the new Senate bill on climate and clean energy jobs. Declarations! Boycott threats! Power plays!

On Climate Change: It's Not Time to Throw In the Towel

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

We must protect ourselves against the dark vision of rising seas and temperatures, but not by numbly going through the motions with our actions and alerts. The times call for more risk-taking.

Next Steps for My Friend, Van Jones

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

In all the stories swirling around Glen Beck/Fox's smear campaign on my long-time friend and colleague Van Jones, I hardly recognized who they were talking about.

WaPo Slow to Cover Real Grassroots Climate Actions

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gillian Caldwell

Local and regional media have been on point about what's going on in their backyards. Unfortunately, local media does not create a national theme

Seven Ways to Fight Dirty (Energy)

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

It's time we step up the effort and fight the dirty industries that pollute our communities and jeopardize our children and grandchildren's future. Here are seven ways to do it.

Clean Energy Bill Can Be Better

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

America has a chance to lead in the global race if we pass a bill that truly levels the playing field for clean renewable energy