Just two and a half years since it was launched, the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge has garnered its 2000th signer this week, with the signing of the pledge by U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker in Kentucky.
On a tour of the Permian Basin in New Mexico, the devastation and pollution is hard to miss. But with the help of a special camera, you can see just how bad it really is.
Trump’s administration has allowed the U.S. oil & gas industry to run roughshod on frontline communities and to drill and frack our climate to deadly levels.
With the CNN Climate Town Hall success, #ClimateStrikes coming up in under two weeks, another climate forum hosted by MSNBC, and climate plans being dropped on a near day-to-day basis, the climate crisis has finally landed in the very center of the political discourse. It’s about time.
“We hope all candidates who sign the pledge truly endorse its goal of ridding our politics of the influence of the fossil fuel industry. Unfortunately the fundraiser hosted by Andrew Goldman calls that commitment into question when it comes to Vice President Biden.”
Three weeks after the launch of the “NoKXL Pledge” on Aug. 13, ten major presidential candidates have signed onto the pledge, making it clear that on Day One in office they will revoke the controversial Keystone XL pipeline’s unprecedented, unilateral permit and institute a true climate test for all other energy projects.
This plan is the latest in a series of strong climate plans from 2020 candidates, and continues the race to the top for candidates vying for consideration by an electorate that puts climate change at the top of its list of concerns.
In his campaign and the policies he has put forward even on the last day of his campaign, Governor Inslee has shown what it means to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction and the climate chaos it is causing.
Today, a coalition fighting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline sent a letter to all Democratic presidential candidates, urging them to take the ‘NoKXL Pledge’ and make it clear that on Day One in office they will revoke the controversial pipeline’s unprecedented permit issued by Trump.
Today, presidential contenders Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Tom Steyer each released their climate plans, both of which include a commitment to end fossil fuel subsidies and to phase out fossil fuel production in the United States. Oil Change U.S. responds.