350Marin's First Community Meeting - June 16
Join 350Marin for an informal potluck dinner, a dynamic speaker and to help plan events to engage others in Marin in rewriting the climate change narrative.
June 16, 2015 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at the Marin Recycling Center
Our speaker will be Andrés Soto - a Richmond, California raised advocate for social justice who for more than 30 years has engaged in struggles for civil rights, educational rights, immigrants rights and environmental justice.
Andrés will talk about the continuing issues with Chevron in Richmond, the increase in crude-by-rail trains bringing tar sands crude oil to refineries in the Bay Area, and how we can get involved to bring change to the East Bay.
Join us! With enough people, we can change the climate change trajectory.
Get more information and RSVP on the event page.
Tell Congress: Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement -- a trade deal being negotiated between the US and dozens of other countries -- is the fossil fuel industry's latest tool to shut down climate action, and today begins a huge fight to stop it.
The TPP would give foreign fossil fuel corporations the right to sue city, state and national governments if climate action hurts their profits. It's an enormous corporate power grab, at the expense of our democracy and our climate.
Legislation that would allow the TPP to pass, called Fast Track, faces a close vote in Congress -- if enough Members of Congress come out against this plan in the next few weeks, it stops it in its tracks.
President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill
President Obama on Tuesday vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rejecting an effort by Republicans and some Democrats to force his administration to let the highly contested energy project move forward.
By saying no to the legislation, Mr. Obama retains the authority to make a final judgment on the pipeline on his own timeline. The White House has said the president would decide whether to allow the pipeline when all of the environmental and regulatory reviews are complete.
But the veto — his first rejection of major legislation as president — is also a demonstration of political strength directed at Republicans who now control both chambers of Congress. Mr. Obama is signaling that he will fight back against their agenda.
The largest rally against fracking in California history was a huge success. A bus full of people from Marin and thousands of others from across the State converged in Oakland to tell Jerry Brown to stop fracking and fully embrace renewable energy.
From the Oakland Tribune
Thousands of people from up and down California marched in Oakland on Saturday for the largest protest to date against the state's use of hydraulic fracturing to harvest oil and natural gas.
Environmentalists said they chose to have the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown's home city to highlight their plea for him to take a stance against fracking.
"Fracking is hurting our communities. It is sucking our drought-ridden state of precious water resources, contaminating our groundwater in a region where 25 percent of the nation's food is grown, and contributing to the impending climate crisis," UC Berkeley student Eva Malis told a crowd at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland City Hall.
photo from SFGate
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Photo by Adam Welz/350.org
Logo artwork by Kathleen Lipinski.