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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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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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Dirty Energy Money: Why Congress is Paralyzed

Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Climate Bill 
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Okay brace yourself! Today's post may come off as a bit of a downer, but it's really meant to give kids a wake-up call and some valuable insight as to why big oil and coal will continue to have incredible power in stopping our efforts to slow global warming and create a clean energy economy. On January 21, 2010, our Supreme Court Justices ruled that corporations should have the same "rights" and freedoms of speech as individuals. This "freedom of speech" included being able to spe...
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What is Proposition 23?

Posted by Ethan Poole on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, In : Breaking News 
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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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The Climate Deniers are Coming, Oh my!

Posted by Ethan Poole on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Climate Bill 
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First of all I'd like to thank everyone for all your help supporting our Climate Change Legislation Petition. We have a long way to go and will keep our petition up through the end of the month.  Please continue to spread the word and support our friends at  They did an amazing job rallying people all over the world--over 7000 events in 188 countries. Astounding and inspiring. And yet, we have a lot of work to do still.

If I've learned one thing, it's that kids are capable ...

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