Tag Archives: fossil fuel industry

Guardian Publicly Challenges World’s Largest Foundations to Divest

From the article: Despite the fact that both foundations consider climate change a serious threat, their combined $70 billion endowments invest millions in funding new fossil fuel exploration and extraction.

Henry Giroux: Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism

Those who fight against neoliberalism must not settle for reforming a system that is as broken as it is dangerous. Any viable, transformative struggle will need a boldly democratic vision; durable, longstanding organizations and strategies that make politics meaningful. To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.   —George […]

▶ The Pentagon is preparing for societal collapse due to Climate Change

Nafeez Ahmed reports that “NSA Prism is motivated in part by fears that environmentally-linked disasters could spur anti-government activism“. By Pakalolo   Daily Kos   August 11, 2014 Most of us on this site are well aware that climate change impacts will exacerbate marginal living in poor and desperate nations particularly those in Africa, South Asia and the […]

Revealed: ALEC’s 2014 Attacks on the Environment | PR Watch

The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, among other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly […]

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest

Thousands Rally in DC for Major Keystone XL Protest “The media likes to make Keystone XL out as simply a political test, a sign of whether or not the president will side with environmentalists or the fossil fuel industry and their allies. But the fight against Keystone has never just been a political fight: it’s […]