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Climate Scientists not going down without a fight!

Posted by Ethan on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Breaking News 
Hey Neergs--

Enough is enough! I was so excited to read the headline on the Huffington Post today, "Scientists Fight Back."  And I'm not talking about a headline on the green section--this is on the front page!!  Two separate initiatives are being organized to combat the newly elected Republican officials proud to be labeled "climate deniers."  One initiative involves the American Geophysical Union; they are planning to announce that 700 climate scientists will unite in speaking out on man-mad...
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Election Results--What do we do now?

Posted by Wendy Wercion on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Vote for Green 
Hey Neergs,

I know, the election results are very disappointing. Total bummer, the Dems lost the House of Representatives, which is where most new legislation happens. But we need to keep our eyes open and understand our current position in order to take meaningful action. What do we know? 

  • The  Republicans are bent on winning both houses and the presidency two years from now. 
  •  To do just that, they will focus on fixing the bad economy at any cost--including the sacrifice of  clean energy and c...

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Vote no on Prop 23

Posted by Ethan on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : No on Proposition 23 
Hey Neergs--

The election is right around the corner and while polls seem to indicate that voters understand the deception of Proposition 23, we don't want to cut it close, so continue spreading the word if you or your family have a social media account on Facebook or My Space. The great news is that reported that Bill Gates and President Obama have formally announced their support against Proposition 23. We can use all the help we can get!

I love how creative the "Vote No on Prop 23"...

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Student, Joel Francis is GKR's Neerg of the Day!

Posted by Wendy Wercion on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : No on Proposition 23 
Hey Neergs!

He's educated on the issue, motivated to kick some butt and ready to advocate for his principles! His name is Joel Francis, and Green Kids Rock anoints him "Neerg of the Day." And you know we don't just bestow this honor on just anyone. Joel has teeth. He means business; he issued a video debate challenge to Charles Koch, one of the billionaire Koch brothers responsible for getting Prop 23 on the ballot. Goes to show you, money isn't everything. Joel Francis, a student at Cal State...
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No on Proposition 23: Spread the Word about the Koch Brothers

Posted by Wendy Wercion on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : Breaking News 
Hey Neergs-- 

I know I'm going a little crazy about this Proposition 23 ballot issue, but I need to make sure everyone knows this isn't just about California. This is a precedent setting vote. All eyes are on the outcome of this issue. Please see our homepage video with Al Gore. He breaks it down very simply. Big Oil is funding Prop 23, and this is all about stopping California's Global Warming Solutions Act. Big Oil wants to win in California and then move on to attack similar clean energy pl...

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Big Oil Can Be Beat

Posted by Ethan on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Climate Bill 
Hey Neergs--

Yesterday we learned how big industry won the "freedom of speech" right to spend crazy money on ad campaigns to sway public opinion and "buy" the votes of elected officials. We also learned that an informed and well organized advocacy effort can overcome deception. While it may be too early to celebrate a win, Californians are to be congratulated for rallying advocacy groups to defeat Proposition 23. 
If you'll remember, big oil companies, Tesoro and Valero, put Proposition 23 on ...

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What is Proposition 23?

Posted by Ethan Poole on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, In : Breaking News 
Hey Neergs!

Have you heard of Proposition 23? It is a California ballot issue this November 2nd and its outcome could lead to similar propositions to undo legislation that protects our clean air. If passed, Proposition 23 will freeze current clean air laws passed to cut greenhouse gases to 1990 levels by 2020 in California. This landmark and historic law is called  AB32, and it was to start in 2012. But the big Texas oil companies don't want clean air laws cutting into their profits, so they a...
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