Activism

All forms of advocacy, esp. environmental groups.

Tribes Want ‘Immediate Action’ On Bears Ears National Monument

"A coalition of Native American tribes has called on President Biden to take “immediate action” to restore protections to Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, which the Trump administration cut by 85 percent."

Source: Washington Post, 09/30/2021

"Enbridge: Line 3 Replacement Complete; Oil Will Flow Friday"

"Enbridge announced Wednesday that construction on the upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is “substantially complete” and that the company will start filling it with oil later this week."

Source: AP, 09/30/2021

Kerry Says Climate Talks Must Produce New Level Of Transparency

"The upcoming COP26 U.N. climate summit in Glasgow in November must produce a "new level of transparency and accountability", U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said during a debate at the Youth4Climate conference in Milan on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 09/30/2021

Young Climate Activists Join Greta Thunberg For Major Strikes Worldwide

"Young people around the world spilled into streets, city squares and local parks on Friday, following the call of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, for the first big, in-person, coordinated climate protests since the start of the coronavirus pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 09/27/2021

U.N. Chief, UK PM Increase Pressure On Leaders For Climate Change Funds

"UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged leaders of the world's major economies including the United States to deliver on their commitments toward a $100 billion per year climate fund with less than six weeks to go before a U.N. climate summit."

Source: Reuters, 09/21/2021

The 9/11 Legacy — Fear Drew Curtain Over Environmental Information

Twenty years after the attacks on 9/11, the war on terror has left many risks in the built environment under a cloak of secrecy. For WatchDog Opinion, keeping vital information about such preventable hazards under wraps from the public and journalists is not just wrong, but bad policy. Here’s why. Plus, a rundown for environment reporters of where exactly this secrecy reigns.

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December 1, 2021

Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice on March 30, 2022

The Worldwide Teach-In invites climate-concerned faculty, staff and students to join the project, with monthly events preceding the Mar 30 event. Register to get involved; next monthly info session: Dec 1. For journalists, there are local, national and international stories to pursue from now until March 30.

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September 22, 2021

NYC Climate Week: Protecting 80% of the Amazonia by 2025

As the Amazon rainforest is in danger of flipping toward a savanna due to extractive activities, this webinar brings together Indigenous leaders with researchers from the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network to present evidence-based solutions and a global call to action. 2-3:30 p.m ET.

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Tracking the Big Climate Bills — An Infrastructure/Reconciliation Breakdown

During the next two weeks, expect a rush of Congressional activity as both chambers attempt to set details that will constitute what some see as possibly the most important climate legislation in years. TipSheet helps you keep track of the action, first setting the stage on two massive measures, and then providing resources to track more than half-a-dozen House committees.

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