The NY Renewable Rikers Act could serve as model for a just transition from fossil fuels

Creating a Major Source of Renewable Energy for New York City and Green Jobs for Communities Adversely Impacted by Environmental and Criminal Injustice February 22, 2021 HARLEM, NY — WE ACT for Environmental Justice has been working to advance the Renewable Rikers Act alongside New York City Councilmembers Costa Constantinides (District 22), Helen Rosenthal (District 6), and Ben […]

New Report: plan to boost racial equity and cut climate pollution in half

March 3, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC — As the Biden administration assembles a new economic recovery package, the Sierra Club unveiled a bold new report, “How to Build Back Better: A 10-Year Plan for Economic Renewal,” that offers a large-scale blueprint for addressing the interlocking crises of mass unemployment, racial and gender injustice, and climate change […]

Center for Biological Diversity sues CA for approving drilling/fracking projects without proper review

Lawsuit Says State Failed to Conduct Proper Environmental Review February 25, 2021 SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the state of California on Wednesday for approving thousands of oil and gas drilling and fracking projects without the required environmental review. Today’s lawsuit says that the state’s primary oil and gas regulator, the California Geologic Energy Management Division, […]

Rep. Neubauer’s calls for divestment backed up by task force report

February 22, 2021 The Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report released in December 2020 includes 55 climate solutions across nine sectors. The recommendations aim to help the state to better adapt to and mitigate the effects of the climate crisis, while also seeking environmental justice and economic opportunities in renewable energy and conservation.   The […]

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