Voters in a progressive Pacific Northwestern state could approve the nation's first carbon tax next week, providing a much-sought victory to proponents of legislative climate action—and possibly a model for the rest of the country.Read more
We need to change the way we fight climate change.
There is a growing movement across the country working hard to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Two weeks ago Native Americans resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota were attacked by dogs, which were paid for by the fossil fuel company that is trying to build the pipeline. Just days later on Sept. 9, they won a first victory from the Obama Administration who paused construction on the pipeline. Meanwhile, Louisiana was underwater for nearly a month; the West Coast is burning in wildfires; and sunny day flooding across the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts are here.Read more
Our climate is altering. It's clearly a huge deal. And despite some valiant efforts, society as a whole is probably not prepared. And this means that those less-well-off in our communities — our most vulnerable neighbors — will be even more susceptible to harm once the tangible impacts of climate change converge on this region.Read more
On Friday July 15th, Vien Truong was honored with the White House Champions of Change for Climate Equity Award for her work to end environmental racism and empower communities of color to join the fight against climate change. Truong is the director of Green For All, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, July 15, the White House will recognize ten individuals from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Climate Equity.” The White House selected these individuals for their work empowering low-income and underserved communities to prepare for and adapt to climate change. These leaders have initiated powerful changes to ensure that those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change have the resources they need to thrive and build resilient communities.