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John Kerry Calls Climate Change a “Weapon of Mass Destruction”

Speaking in Jakarta, Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “Climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction”. Will he follow his own advice and reject the Keystone … Continue reading

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Wind and solar energy beats fracking by Steven B. Smiley

“This year marks a major turning point in energy in America. Wind and solar power beats natural gas “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing). With recent cost declines, they are the lowest cost new energy sources.” – Steven B. Smiley Read the good … Continue reading

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Mass Civil Disobedience Against Keystone XL by Peter Rothberg The Nation

The March 2 sit-in is expected to be the largest act of civil disobedience by young people in the recent history of the environmental movement and it will be led by just the demographic that helped propel Obama to the … Continue reading

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Watch the “Tankers and Turbines” Speakers / Stop LNG Off Jones Beach / Demand Clean Energy

Our deep appreciation goes to Owen Crowley, who single-handedly filmed, edited (incorporating the speakers’ slides), and posted video of UFA’s Tankers & Turbines event that was held two weeks ago.  If you missed the event at Rutgers Church, you can … Continue reading

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The Nation Article by Wen Stephenson – From Occupy to Climate Justice

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy. http://www.thenation.com/article/178242/occupy-climate-justice#

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Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2014 Contact:  ekelley1@mac.com or 212-595-8892 PANEL TO INFORM PUBLIC OF PROPOSED OFFSHORE ENERGY PROJECTS, WILL HIGHLIGHT THE ENERGY-POLICY CROSSROADS FACED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO (New York, NY) A free public forum will be held on Thursday … Continue reading

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This Thursday: Forum on Liberty Natural Gas’ proposed tanker port outside the NY Harbor; Off Shore Wind Developments; How You Can Shape the Process

Join us at the beautiful Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street on Thursday, January 30th to learn the latest information regarding two potential offshore energy scenarios.  Sean Dixon, an attorney with  Clean Ocean Action, is one of the leaders … Continue reading

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9/21: Join Our Allies to Fight KXL and Other Destructive Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

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Petition to Obama: No Fracking, especially on Public Lands!

It’s no secret: President Obama likes fracking. Because of this, many in the anti-fracking movement have long been calling for a campaign to push President Obama to ban fracking. After all, at a time when New York Governor Cuomo seems … Continue reading

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Venturing into the Heart of PA’s Gasland: A Firsthand Account by Melodie Bryant

I write with some embarrassment. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the horrors of fracking. After all, I’d been at the NY City Council meeting (along with Josh Fox) where the truth of what was facing … Continue reading

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