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Unanimous vote of the City Council
NO COAL In Oakland CITY COUNCIL VOTE
Success for the "NO COAL IN OAKLAND" COALITION!!
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The US Army Corps of Engineers officially demanded an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) on Dec. 4th and further review before allowing the part of the route under the Missouri River, effectively stopping further legal construction for that part. This is a huge victory! But Energy Transfer Partners is saying now they will not stop so the fight is not over. Continue to support this action. There are a variety of ways.
1) Call the US Army Corps of Engineers http://www.usace.army.mil/Contact/
Regulatory (permits) 202 761-5903 Environmental 202 761-7690 Executive Office 202 761-0001 Legal 202 761-0018
Write with the email form in the link above, or call one of the depts. above and thank them for their decision to deny the easement and permit pending further review with an EIS and looking at issues related to Native American sovereignty. The eventual oil spills (guaranteed) will create havoc for the environment around and the oil is for export and the profit of corporations, not for the US.
Oceti Sakowin Camp: http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/
Sacred Stone Camp: http://sacredstonecamp.org
International Indigenous Youth Council: https://www.gofundme.com/nodapl-winter
Honor the Earth: https://honorearth.nationbuilder.com/donateIEN / Indigenous Rising Media: http://indigenousrising.org/support/
4) Spread the word through email & Facebook.
5) Sign petitions:
Credo Action petition: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL
https://actionsprout.io/43113A Sign To End The Dakota Pipeline News Blackout!
https://actionsprout.io/56591E Sign to Tell Obama To Stop The Dakota Pipeline.
https://actionsprout.io/3F75AF Support No Dakaota Access Pipeline Amendment Now!
https://actionsprout.io/168B09 Sign to Ban Dangerous Oil Pipelines!
8) Additionally you can contact these agencies:
- Morton County Sheriff 701-667-3330. You can complain about their provocative actions towards the protectors and ask that they respect decision by the federal gov't for review and EIS.
- Energy Transfer Partners Dallas Office 214-981-0700. Ask to be transferred to their North Dakota office and leave a message that by speeding up the building to 7 day a week and long hour work as well as their hiring of security forces with attack dogs and unprovoked use of pepper spray and demanding arrests of reporters, and now trying ignore the federal gov't's decision for an EIS is energizing a nation against their project. They need to work within the framework of the law and respect the decision of the US Army Corps of Engineers on Dec. 4th.
- White House email https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/. Thank the President for recognizing the importance of Native American sovereign rights and for their views to be considered as well as demanding an EIS before going forward under the Missouri River.
- Dept. of Justice 202 514-2000 Ask for "Tribal Justice" https://www.justice.gov/contact-us You could use the comment line or write an email. Express concern that there are arrests of reporters on public land. Or you could say that these are people from "sovereign nations" peacefully standing for their rights under treaties. We hope that with the decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers to have construction of the Pipeline halted on 12/4, that this will be enforced.
- Allen Koppy Morton County States Attorney 701-667-3350. Arresting reporters on public land is illegal and they need to get the Sheriff Dept to stop by filing charges against them. With the new ruling on Dec. 4th that the Pipeline must be stopped for further review and an EIS, demand that they respect this ruling and direct the Sheriff's Dept. and security to respect and protect the Water Protectors.
- local NBC-affiliate TV station in Bismarck, ND. You can often write comments after a story. These are DAPL stories. http://www.kfyrtv.com/search/?searchKeywords=DAPL
- The Bismarck Tribune, the daily newspaper in Bismarck, http://bismarcktribune.com/
Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) for a discussion about the best path forward for Alameda County's community choice energy (CCE) program, East Bay Community Energy, in order to ensure that it develops local renewable energy resources and benefits the community it serves.
How do we make real a Community Choice program that actually benefits our community-- a program that creates local clean energy jobs, lowers rates, reduces pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Check back for the location (downtown or West Oakland, TBD). Lunch is included. Please also fill out this form to RSVP.test
Join scientists, allies, and impacted communities at a rally and press conference outside the first major convening of climate scientists since climate deniers gained unprecedented power.
Science is under attack. For decades, fossil fuel interests have spread climate science disinformation and funded climate-denying politicians. Now we face an administration that proposes to gut science funding, pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, appoint a climate denier to head the EPA transition team, and derail the Clean Power Plan. And that’s just the beginning. Real people and communities bear the brunt of these actions.
The American Geophysical Union's upcoming conference is the first major convening of climate scientists since climate deniers gained unprecedented power. The annual conference, which brings 26,000 scientists together, offers a global stage for scientists, allies, and impacted communities to stand together and send a message in this pivotal moment: we must Stand Up for Science.
Join dozens of Earth and climate scientists, Indigenous leaders, and representatives from communities that are fighting back. Together, we’re calling on science institutions like the AGU to protect science on behalf of our communities and drop fossil fuel sponsors who spread disinformation and bully scientists. And we’re urging the Trump administration and Congress to:
- Acknowledge that climate change is a real, human-caused, and urgent threat.
- Uphold the United States' commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
- Protect scientific integrity in policymaking.
- Protect government scientists from censorship or suppression.
- Reduce carbon pollution and U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.
- Make the U.S. a clean energy leader, and champion the just transition to a new energy era that works for all of us.
This isn't just about climate science -- it's about survival. It's about the disproportionate impacts on communities of color and low-income communities. And it's about solidarity.
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Speakers: scientist Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Peter Frumhoff at Union of Concerned Scientists, Leila Salazar at Amazon Watch, Andres Soto at Communities for a Better Environment, (list in formation).
Partners: The Natural History Museum, ClimateTruth.org Action, Amazon Watch, Native Organizers Alliance, Greenpeace USA, Sierra Club, Oil Change International, Communities for a Better Environment, Center for Biological Diversity.
#AGU16 #StandUpForScience #ProtectOurCommunities #WaterIsLife#CutTiesToFossilFuels
It was inspiring to see such a great turnout at our November meeting! Building a movement for positive change is a great way we can respond to these challenging times. We'll continue to take action on the ideas we discussed in November & start to make plans for the new year! We'll also share some holiday treats! Feel free to bring some holiday treats if you like or just bring yourself. Newcomers are always welcome.test
NOTE: This event has been postponed to the near future. Date to be updated soon.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf are organizing a post election call to action this Saturday, December 10th. US Rep Lee and Mayor Schaaf will give presentations on the implications of the election, followed by listening sessions led by local officials and advocacy groups on a variety of issues, including climate and the environment. This is a great opportunity to strategize with other activists, and encourage our electeds to continue fighting for progressive change!test