Climate Study: Ending New Federal Fossil Fuel Leases Would Keep 450 Billion Tons of Carbon Pollution in Ground

Climate Study: Ending New Federal Fossil Fuel Leases Would Keep 450 Billion Tons of Carbon Pollution in Ground

PotentialGreenhouseGasEmissionsWASHINGTON— Ending new fossil fuel leasing on lands and offshore areas controlled by the U.S. government would keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gases from polluting the atmosphere, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by EcoShift on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth released today.

The analysis, The Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions of U.S. Federal Fossil Fuels, models the life-cycle greenhouse gas pollution that would result from developing federally-controlled coal, oil shale, natural gas, crude oil and tar sands on public lands and offshore ocean areas under government control.

Allowing these publicly owned fossil fuels to be developed would cripple the U.S.’ ability to meet its obligations to avert the worst effects of the global climate crisis, the report finds.

Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise

What If the Water Can’t be Stopped? Tribal Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 – 4:30 PM 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building Please RSVP to expedite check-in: www.eesi.org/042015tribal#rsvp Live webcast (connection permitting) will...

Right Prescriptions

September 19 – 23, New York: Mobilize and organize to: Stop and Prevent Planet Fever! When we, as human beings, get a fever, we immediately get worried and take action. After all, we know that if our body temperature rises 1.5ºC, let alone 2ºC [3.6 ºF] above average...

During Obama Visit, Tribes Will Push for Keystone XL Rejection

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World Slams California’s Offsets

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Statement on the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw by Tom Goldtooth

Statement on the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw by Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director, Indigenous Environmental Network by Global Justice Ecology Project | November 12, 2013 · 3:16 pm The United Nations climate meetings involve the big powers of the United States and...
Heavy Storm Devastates Coastal Communities in Western Alaska

Heavy Storm Devastates Coastal Communities in Western Alaska

We need to support our own communities during catastrophic disasters. We aren’t many people in Western Alaska, Kotlik appeared to be the major impact zone, but we are still people who deserve support and relief effort. I think of Hurricane support that mobilizes...

Power Shift 2013 – Kandi Mossett

Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara), Native Energy & Climate Campaign Organizer – Kandi was born in North Dakota and grew up in an area known today as the Fort Berthold Reservation. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of North...

Stop California REDD Now!

Citizens of the World,   Please sign this petition to Stop California REDD, which is the model for doing REDD throughout the world. Make history by rejecting this market-based, land grabbing false solution to climate change which is bad for the planet, bad for...

Launch of No REDD in Africa Network: “REDD could cause genocide”

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Africans Unite Against New Form of Colonialism

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Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water

by Debra White Plume Lakota know we love Unci Maka.  All of Unci Maka. Our ancestors were free, to follow the Star Nation Path (the Good Red Road), to roam, to hunt, to be happy, to have sacred water. Then one day, FAT TAKER came thru camp, and stole the fat that many...

Navajo tribe considers extending Navajo Generating Station lease

By Jenny Kane jkane@daily-times.com FARMINGTON — Companies leasing the Navajo Generating Station are volunteering to pay an increase of more than $40 million dollars annually to the Navajo Nation.Even though the companies do not have to pay more according to the...