Climate Change

The Tar Sands Pipeline

by Scott McLarty Z Magazine June 2013 Bill McKibben says we don’t have time to challenge two-party rule and build an alternative like the Green Party. In reality, we don’t have time not to. Those of us who participated in the #ForwardOnClimate Rally against the tar-sands pipelines in Washington, DC on February 17, witnessed the environmental movement at its best and worst. Tens of thousands turned out in freezing weather to demand that President Obama kill the proposal for the Keystone XL and Enbridge pipelines that, if approved, will route highly polluting crude oil from the Alberta tar sands through…


The Tar Sands Pipeline and Independent Eco-Politics

by Scott McLarty  Wednesday April 17, 2013 Bill McKibben of 350.org says we don’t have time to challenge two-party rule and build a political alternative like the Green Party that takes the climate threat seriously. In reality, we don’t have time not to. Those of us who participated in the #ForwardOnClimate Rally against the tar-sands pipelines in Washington, DC, on Feb. 17 witnessed the environmental movement at its best and worst. It was at it best because tens of thousands turned out in freezing weather to demand that President Obama kill the proposal for the Keystone XL and Enbridge pipelines…


Green Party of New York State comments on Hydrofracking

  On January 9, 2,000+ fracktivists rallied for a fracking ban outside Cuomo’s State of the State address. The next day, January 10 the Assembly Environmental Conservation committee heard 11 hours of testimony on the proposed regulations. Friday January 11, our allies in the New Yorkers Against Fracking Coalition delivered 204,000+ comments to the DEC on the proposed regs, all including a call for a hydrofracking ban. Below are the official comments submitted to the DEC from the Green Party of New York State – our candidates, including 2010 candidate for Governor Howie Hawkins, all support a statewide and national…


Climate Change and Rebuilding NYC Post-Sandy

by Mark Dunlea The rebuilding of the NYC, Long Island and NJ coastal areas post Hurricane Sandy is a critical opportunity to impact how America responds to climate change. When I suggested this at a recent 350.org meeting in NYC, most people thought that rebuilding is about adaptation – and that our focus should be mitigation. I think that this moment in NYC presents critical opportunities for both. Shaping the rebuild conversation to center on a realistic assessment of how bad climate change is going to be in the future (well beyond Sandy’s footprint) and how we must adapt to…