Dear Friends, With a federal judge ruling this week that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) must be shutoff and emptied of oil by August 5, the fight to stop the Continue Reading →
That’s easy: Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Climate activists also have reservations about Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, but hands-down, Klobuchar is the worst. She claims to want to address climate change, but emphatically supports the continued build-out of fossil fuel infrastructure.
Sorry, Senator. You can’t be pro-fracking and pro-pipeline and say you’re going to address the climate crisis. Since the corporate media have ignored Klobuchar’s track record, it’s up to us to get the word out. Continue Reading →
Regardless of who you’re supporting for president, check out my interview with Tom Steyer. It’s encouraging that Steyer’s top priority is climate change and that he’s had a strong track record over the past decade working to mobilize Americans to take action.
My second guest on this week’s program is Thomas Linzey with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. More and more cities are passing local ordinances protecting their communities and natural resources against polluters. But what happened in Florida recently is the first time a political party has adopted a resolution protecting the “rights of nature.” Continue Reading →
Last week, a Polk County District judge ruled against the Climate Defenders Five, finding us guilty of misdemeanor trespass in our protest against President Trump’s abject denial of climate science during the president’s visit to West Des Moines in June.
With all due respect, the Court completely failed to understand the growing urgency of the climate emergency, and thus the necessity justification of our defense. My fellow defendants, Channing Dutton (our attorney), and I feel pretty strongly that the Court erred. Will we be filing an appeal? Hell yes! Stay tuned. Continue Reading →
Since that interaction with Bold Iowa last spring, Klobuchar has gone out of her way to avoid tough questions on the Dakota Access Pipeline and Line 3. Nearly every other candidate Bold Iowa’s bird dogs have questioned is opposed to doubling the flow of oil across Iowa. Continue Reading →
Given the upcoming redistricting of legislative and congressional boundaries and the US Supreme Court siding with the gerrymanderers, state legislatures may be even more important electoral battlegrounds than the US Congress. Continue Reading →
Climate change will impact all of us. In fact, many communities have already been damaged or destroyed, sacrificed on the altar of fossil-fuel extraction. Last week, twin sacrifice zones spawned by the unholy alliance of an uber-wealthy Indian and the Australian government came to my attention. Continue Reading →
Dear Friends, Six Bold Climate Bird Dogs arrived at Beto O’Rourke’s CNN town hall last week with great expectations. O’Rourke had just released a climate plan that generated much excitement. He talked Continue Reading →
Dear Friends, Sadly, those of us fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) lost one of our strongest allies this week. LaVerne Johnson died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday. My heart Continue Reading →
Dear Friends, Whew! Just when I was starting to fret about how we pipeline fighters were going to come up with $900 million, a federal judge swoops in and saves Continue Reading →