Earlier this month, Food & Water Action joined Save Porter Ranch and dozens of residents from communities surrounding the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility at the first Gubernatorial Town Hall at the University of Southern California to call on the candidates to support the shutdown of the dangerous facility. Aliso Canyon was the site of a 2015 gas blowout—the worst in U.S. history—and families in the surrounding area continue to experience health symptoms from ongoing leaks.
As Dems Lay Plans for 2018, 100+ House & Senate Candidates Back the Off Fossil Fuels Act, the Strongest Climate Bill in Congress1.10.18
Washington, D.C. – As Democratic candidates begin to establish priorities and set their strategies for the 2018 election cycle, one policy position is emerging as an early trend: More than 100 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have already committed to backing the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), which would halt all new fossil fuel development and commit America to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035. Sponsored by Rep.
Last year, the country was battered by super-charged hurricanes and wildfires, worsened by droughts, which are now making California more susceptible to deadly mudslides.
Last week, my friend Tara Zrinski was sworn into office as Northampton County Councilwoman. I have worked with Tara for several years, as she has led the local fight for a renewable energy future as the Lehigh Valley Local Coordinator for Food & Water Watch, and I’m excited to see her continue this fight as an elected official.
Tara’s victory is a win for the Lehigh Valley environmental movement, and an important step towards sustainability for Northampton County. But it’s also a model for how our movement can build power through elections.
November 7 was not your usual municipal election in Uwchlan Township, a suburban community in Pennsylvania’s Chester County. First-time political candidates Mayme Baumann and Bill Miller were elected to the Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors in a landslide, capturing over 60% of the vote in perhaps the highest-turnout municipal election Uwchlan has ever seen.
We have a bold vision to transition our country to 100% renewable energy by 2035 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
And we've partnered with some other bold, visionary people in this effort — people like Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii who introduced the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act) — the strongest federal climate legislation ever introduced.
Rep. Gabbard is a powerful, progressive voice in Congress who believes, like Food & Water Action, that together we can build a better future.
I’ve spent some sleepless nights thinking and seething about the long-term impacts of the reprehensible tax legislation that is likely to be made the law of the land. Shame, shame, shame is the only description of this legislation that was written and negotiated quickly and in secret and then passed in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
While the 2017 election results are seen nationally as a repudiation of the Trump administration, here in New Jersey it’s even deeper than that. After eight years of Chris Christie, voters were determined to chart a new course, especially on issues like clean energy, climate change, and protecting our natural resources.
Today’s dystopian political scene won’t be our future.
This year, we’ve seen millions of people stand up for what’s right – people who never saw themselves as “political” or as activists. We have a detailed plan to harness that power to bring common sense and science back in office.