COP21 Green-washed Logo is a Tonne of Hot Air

Literally. Does this logo just released by the UNFCCC remind you of anything? Something that is touted as green but in reality is leading to Tonnes of methane emissions and ruining air, water, and human health around the world?  “Natural” Gas company and project logos, perhaps? You know- that ones that make this dangerous andContinue reading “COP21 Green-washed Logo is a Tonne of Hot Air”

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We Said We’d Be Back #volveremos

But are we really? We have been so limited that I wonder if we really are here. The first three days of the conference can be described in a few words: Inaction, Redundancy, and Frustration. And yet… Here we are. Civil Society, the people supposed to be represented by our negotiators, fighting to be heard. WhileContinue reading “We Said We’d Be Back #volveremos”

EIS Flaws= Bared Claws

Today marked the release of the the new Environmental Impact Statement from the State Department regarding the KXL pipeline. All I can say is: wow. Seriously, how can this EIS say the negative impacts of the pipeline and still give a neutral “recommendation”? Of course: “The new review acknowledges the increased climate impacts of CanadianContinue reading “EIS Flaws= Bared Claws”

Blockade and Hater-ade.

I live in Texas ( I know- Yeehaw, ride horses, gun-carrying, bible-thumpin’, Rick Perry, Texas). More specifically, I live outside of the Capitol city of Austin- the political and liberal hub of this otherwise very conservative state. Recently, I attended the #ForwardOnClimate rally in Washington D.C. and marched on the Capitol with 50,000+ activists fromContinue reading “Blockade and Hater-ade.”