Welcome to 350Marin - Climate Change Advocacy in Marin


350Marin's youth chapter, part of 350 Bay Area's BAYCA, facebook page, is a completely youth-led group, with the goal of taking action on climate change. Please contact Rose Strauss at rosey.strauss@gmail.com to join/get info or sign-up on the 350 Bay Area website HERE

Did you miss Bill McKibben and Bay Area Millenials speaking at our packed Oct. 21st event?
>> You can watch it HERE <<
Also, see what Bill had to say about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at 23:45 into the video.

You can also see the full program on our local Community Cable TV, channel 26:
Thurs. 12/08/2016 5:00:00 PM -- Wed. 12/14/2016 5:00:00 PM -- Sun. 12/18/2016 6:00:00 AM

PLUS...Our Aug. 24th event with Dr. Michael Klaper on the Climate-Diet Connection may change how you think about what you eat and its outsized impact on our global climate. See it HERE

Upcoming Actions You Can Do:

Ongoing: Help Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline - It's Not Over Yet More info


US Government Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the Obama administration delivered on a promise President Obama had made to the Standing Rock Sioux and other assembled tribes years ago to respect their rights and be on their side when it really matters.   It came in the form of a statement by the tribe-celebrates.jpgUS Army Corps of Engineers that they would not approve the final permit needed for the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built underneath Lake Oahe, thereby blocking its route near the Standing Rock Reservation. Read more and see video about the decision in the NY Times HERE, or by clicking on the picture.

For now, this was a tremendous victory for the Standing Rock Water Protectors, the US Vets joining them in recent days, and their supporters in the US and around the world.

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The SEC Investigates Exxon Climate Accounting

In news that could provide major support for the global climate-change and fossil-fuel divestment movements, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has opened a federal investigation of charges that Exxon has materially misrepresented the value of its fossil fuel assets, in part, by knowingly misrepresenting the likely major impact of climate change on their future use.    exxonsec-news1.jpg

Journalists and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claim to have found evidence in internal Exxon memos that the company has known since the 1970's that their products were generating climate change, while publicly denying it was real.  As one aspect of the SEC investigation, this claim is now being formally investigated as a potential fraud perpetrated by the company upon the public and its shareholders. Bloomberg covered the SEC investigation and behind-the-scenes battle in detail HERE.

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Benicia Unanimously Rejects Valero Oil Train Plan

350Marin joined 350 Bay Area members and other allies under expert leadership from Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community to help make this victory possible.  Valero's plan was also opposed for safety reasons by officials in Sacramento, since the trains would run through sections of downtown Sacramento and northern California.  Following Oakland's recent rejection of use of the Port of Oakland as a coal export facility, thisbenecia-oiltrain.jpg represents another precedent-setting example of Bay Area cities refusing to tolerate the expansion of dirty and dangerous fossil-fuel operations at a time when the world needs to focus its energy on developing renewable sources of clean energy. These local decisions may have national reverberations, as noted in the SF Gate HERE...

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Oakland Votes to Ban Coal Shipments from Port

Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits.  Health and pollution concerns for neighborhoods and workers, particularly in West Oakland, were a main reason for the ban, in addition to advocacy of the ban by 350 Bay Area and others to help stop climate change.  

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 The hard-fought stand by Oakland is being celebrated by environmental and social justice groups across the country.

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Judge Rules for Youths in Landmark Climate Lawsuit

On April 8, Judge Thomas Coffin of the Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon, decided in favor of 21 young plaintiffs in their landmark constitutional climate case against the federal government. The ruling denied a motion to dismiss brought by the fossil fuel industry and the Federal government.  That will send the lawsuit forward to trial on the youths' claim that the government is infringing on their life and liberty by failing to take action to curtail fossil fuel emissions. 

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Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others have called this "the most important lawsuit on the planet right now."

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