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1 Million Strong

June 1st, 2012 | by 350.org

  By Will Bates This is huge. Two weeks ago we joined a diverse coalition to launch an all-out offensive


Politics News

January 27th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Other than our own politics posts this week, here are some more posts from around the interwebs you might want


Everything is Connected: Currents of Activism, Occupy Wall Street, Tar Sands

October 15th, 2011 | by Cynthia Shahan

Everything is connected: the things we do, the things others do, affect people’s lives. The aura of our material planet is a body of energy that is part of us and extends around us from the inside out. This connectivity is showing up willfully in our streets. Bill Mikkiben points out: “We cannot solve the carbon problem until we solve the power problem.” He also acknowledges the good timing of now-linking movements of activism. The time of putting positive energy into a collective force is in action now as a space to heal these gaping wounds in culture and environment unfolds


Fossil Fuels Still Getting Big Subsidies

October 15th, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Big oil gets big money from the government — as CleanTechnica readers may remember, $4 billion was awarded to big oil in the form of tax breaks in 2011 alone. Given that subsidies worldwide rose to at least $470 billion worldwide in 2010 — according to International Energy Agency analysts — that is perhaps more surprising than it should be


Not Jobs vs the Environment, but Clean vs Dirty Jobs

October 13th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

All of these gains are being put in peril by the energetic efforts of the Canadian tar sands lobby in the United States. According to the Council, uncertainty in tax policy, pollution restrictions and performance standards are putting future clean energy jobs at risk. Tar sands interests in Alberta and Canada are actively promoting this uncertainty in Washington DC, state governments and municipalities. The tar sands industry sees the emerging U.S. clean energy industry as a threat to its biggest market and is doing everything in its power to undermine it



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