9 Oct 2016

(1) How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
“People should also ask these institutions why they are sinking so much money into maximizing the amounts of oil and gas that can be brought to the surface and burned at a time when climate science is clear we have to maximize what we keep in the ground instead,”
(2) How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors
Moral Authority ... Sovereignty ... Commitment ... Solidarity ...
(3) On Climate Change, the Difference Between Trump and Clinton is Quite Simple
Clinton wants to keep chipping away at this enormous boulder of a climate problem, all in the hopes that bigger cracks eventually appear. Trump says the boulder’s fine as is — if anything, it could stand to be even bigger.
(4) The 'Good Anthropocene': Grassroots Initiatives Worldwide Show Path Forward
we’re building these global pathways from the bottom up, by crowdsourcing a rich data base of 'bright spots,' real places that demonstrate one or more elements of a positive future that might serve as seeds of a good Anthropocene."
(5) Investors Warn Car Industry Over Climate Change
“To achieve sustainable returns for clients and beneficiaries, investors in the automotive sector must engage to ensure companies are prepared to thrive in a carbon-constrained environment and support robust policy action sufficient to drive the transition to clean vehicles.”
(6) Patagonia Gets Political
“We’re fond of quoting [environmentalist] David Brower, that ‘there is no business on a dead planet,’” she said. “We care about a wide range of issues, but everything rests on having clean air, clean soil, and clean water.”
(7) Sanders, Other Senators Urge Obama to Halt DAPL for 'Imperative' Review
"We are writing to respectfully request that you direct the Army Corps of Engineers to require a full environmental impact statement for the Lake Oahe crossing of the Dakota Access Pipeline that includes meaningful tribal consultation," the letter reads. In addition to Sanders, it was signed by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Edward Markey (D-Mass.). ... "All fossil fuels infrastructure projects of this significance must be subjected to a test to consider the long term climate impacts. ... the pipeline would lock in 101.4 million metric tons of carbon per year—the equivalent of roughly 30 new coal plants.
(8) Obama's Legacy on Climate Change
Eight years of the Obama Administration have been marked by significant steps on environmental policy negated by an unregulated, unprecedented growth in domestic oil and gas production.