Embodied inequality: The intersections between COVID, racial justice, and the environment
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CA Governor Newsom issues new fracking permits amidst pandemic
OIL / GAS EXTRACTION
Leaking fossil fuel wells: an economic, health, and climate crisis
Centuries of inaction: Why the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Navajo Nation the hardest in the U.S.A.
Comptroller DiNapoli: Divest from fossil fuels now, by William Reinhardt, NY Albany County Legislator
New York State pensions are intended to provide secure futures. The state should never gamble with them. But that’s exactly what’s happening in a high stakes game by continuing to invest state worker’s retirement funds in the fossil fuel industry. More
Stuck in the past: The need for a reckoning with the failure of fossil fuels and imagining more just futures
By Brianna Cunliffe, P.E.N. chief investigative reporter
This is a moment of reckoning for the energy future of America. As three devastating decisions render major US pipelines defunct and global oil assets plunge, it is becoming abundantly clear: The fossil fuel era is dying. What sort of world will rise in its place? More
Veterans who are elected officials fought for a fully funded LWCF — now it’ll be law in Great American Outdoors Act
“As veterans who are lawmakers, protecting our public lands is part of defending our country. We fought to ensure every American enjoys their inherited right to public land access,” said Alex Cornell du Houx, a former Maine state lawmaker, Marine combat veteran, and President of Elected Officials to Protect America. (EOPA). More
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From California to Maine elected officials share their stories with us about how they are working to combat the climate crises in their communities, state and nation.
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As Maine faces climate change — clean energy solutions are in the works
As the world experiences drastic environmental disruption due to climate change, the increasing lack of fresh water is causing conflicts around the globe. But there is hope. Real solutions are already making a difference across the country and world. Maine has large land wind farms, community solar power projects and is developing cutting edge offshore floating wind platforms at the University of Maine, with the potential to export clean energy for the Eastern seaboard. Innovation, research and development grants and American ingenuity just might see the state take a lead in offshore wind development.
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United States’ citizens deserve adequate water security: Saudi Arabia exposé
Saudi Arabia has been unjustly purchasing U.S. water rights and U.S. land to grow cattle feed that is shipped back home. Saudi Arabia was legally permitted to buy these water rights and land despite an 20-year drought in the American Southwest. In Arizona alone, they can freely extract up to 2.3 million gallons of water a day disregarding the drought and the needs of communities and other farmers.
United States’ citizens deserve adequate water supplies and security. Unfortunately, this right is persistently unmet by unjust laws that are depriving many Americans of a healthy lifestyle.