climate JUSTICE Needed
Climate LEADER REMEMBERED
Senate must act for energy independence and national security, Oped by NM Rep. Debbie Sarinana, Veteran
“Our leaders in Washington must rein in the oil and gas industries that are making billions in profit while everyday citizens’ pocketbooks are breaking. The largest oil and gas producers reported bumper profits while increasing the price of gas for consumers. These industries not only get a free pass to emit heat-trapping gases that exacerbate extreme weather events like wildfires and heat waves, but they also continue to receive taxpayer funds. It’s past time we accelerate the transition to clean energy, which is not just necessary for our environment but critical to our economic and national security.” . . .More
Elected officials who are veterans commend IRA bill and urge a Presidential Climate Emergency Declaration at EOPA Climate Summit in Washington D.C.
EOPA has gathered over 1,000 signatures from lawmakers throughout America on a letter that supports a National Climate Emergency Declaration
Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA) lawmakers from across the country, who are also veterans, thanked President Biden for finalizing The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 — a critically important step for inflation, our nation’s security and the health of the planet at a National Press Club press conference on August 15, 2022. Importantly, they also implored President Biden to make a National Climate Emergency Declaration, which would unleash his presidential powers to reach a 50 percent greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030 to combat the existential national security threat of the climate crisis. . . read more HERE.
Offshore wind creates economic opportunities from coast to coast. EOPA wants accelerated and more leases available
Offshore wind has the potential to provide more than 2,000 gigawatts (GW) of energy in the United States — two times the present generation of the entire U.S. electric grid, according to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimate.Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA), a non-profit group of elected officials who are working to solve the climate crisis, held a nationwide virtual press conference on offshore wind projects, comparing progress and highlighting its economic benefits while asking for more offshore wind leases for development and an accelerated leasing process. Read more HERE.
Explore our videos, and documentaries
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.
Elected Officials to Protect America and Tribal officials praise IRA, call for Climate Emergency Declaration
“It’s a great start to help fix the environmental damage that has been done on the Yurok territory,” Williams outlined. “From gold mining, clear-cut logging of our redwood trees, and then damming of our rivers.” For the radio report go here. For Councilmember/Veteran Philip Williams’s press conference video statement go HERE.
Inflation Reduction Act is law yet climate future still murky. EOPA’s Dominic Frongillo urges National Climate Emergency Declaration.
“By opening up public lands for leasing, and because the fossil-fuel industry is primarily responsible for the climate crisis, is driving the climate crisis; we need a clear and strong plan to get America off fossil fuels, to lead the world in phasing out fossil fuels,” Frongillo urged. For the radio report go here.
Explore podcasts from the City Climate Corner as they explore how small and mid-sized cities are tackling climate change and moving toward an equitable and sustainable future.Share their ideas and innovations with others.
Co-hosted by Abby Finis and Larry Kraft.
For City Climate Corner podcasts click HERE.
Explore podcasts from the Listening Project on the environmental fight in the refinery port city of Richmond, CA. From Chevron refinery’s toxic pollutants and the cleaning up of hazardous materials and from the former Zeneca site to the fight over the Point Molate shoreline, environmental concerns have shaped politics and conversations in Richmond for decades. These podcasts explore the issue.