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Climate activists drop anti carbon-trading banner over UN motorcade

For Immediate Release: Climate Activists Drop Banner Over UN Motorcade, Raise Warning of Ineffective “False Solutions” to Climate Change New York, NY – Early Friday morning, at the end of the first week of the High Level meetings during Climate Week in New York, a caravan of police-escorted limousines and SUVs carrying UN delegates was delayed as they approached the 42nd street bridge.A 25 foot banner reading “UN: Cap + Trade is a Dead End” was deployed as the motorcade drew near. A group referring to itself as the “Greenwash Guerrillas” claimed credit for...

Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy

FROM THE MOBILIZATION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE For Immediate Release 22 September 2009 Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy Pittsburgh, PA–As groups protest the Pittsburgh International Coal Conference days before the G-20 arrives in the city, additional actions against U.S. climate policy and the fossil fuels industry took place on both the east and west coasts. In New York City, Climate SOS, New York Climate Action Group and Rising Tide North America protested what they called “a greenwashed U.S. climate agenda” at the opening of NYC...

One more nail in the coffin of ACESA

If anyone needed another reason to Kill the Bill, as Climate SOS has been advocating, this damming report released on September 10, 2009 from Friends of the Earth is it. Offsets (described in the FofE report), which are allowed under the ACESA bill, are one of the many ways in which the current climate change legislation fails to accomplish its goal of addressing the climate crisis. In fact, ACESA does more harm than good. Reasons to Kill the Bill are mounting daily, and cannot be ignored. Join Climate SOS in putting the final nail in the coffin of the climate bill farce called ACESA. Press release...

The American Dirty Energy And Insecurity Act: The UnsuitaBlog

Climate SOS spokesperson Rachel Smolker (BioFuelWatch) chimes in at Keith Farnish’s The Unsuitablog. “Lots of mainstream enviros, especially those involved in the US Climate Action Partnership, are promoting the recent house climate bill as a great step forward. Then there are a bunch more who think it is “better than nothing”…or “the best we can get under the circumstances…” “This would seem a bit too compromised given the near daily reports about how climate change is the greatest threat of all to national security, that methane is spewing from the seafloor beds a...

Climate SOS Picked Up by E&ENews

Alex Kaplun, E&E Reporter, September 8 About 60 advocacy groups — including environmentalists, organized labor, hunters and fishers, and military veterans — announced the formation of a coalition today aimed at pushing a climate bill across the finish line in the Senate. Clean Energy Works’ campaign will feature grass-roots activities in 28 states, as well as paid media advertising. Among its members are the Sierra Club, Service Employees International Union, the American Values Network, VoteVets and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Organizers say...
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