Month: August 2020

EOPA says First Amendment at risk with laws that criminalize protesting against the fossil fuel industry

EOPA says First Amendment at risk with laws that criminalize protesting against the fossil fuel industry Elected Officials Elected Officials to Protect America urges elected officials to protect our First Amendment rights. The First Amendment is representative of many of the ideals that America was founded on, including freedom of speech and religion. This piece …

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The United States should protect its fishing industry by keeping fossil fuels in the ground

The United States should protect its fishing industry by keeping fossil fuels in the ground Elected Officials to Protect America urges the country to combat ocean acidification immediately While the nation’s gaze falls elsewhere, a silent threat lurks underneath the ocean waves. The sea is acidifying at an unprecedented rate, threatening marine species and the …

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Letter with 1,100 academics, letter from elected officials, and letter from economists all say: NY divest from fossil fuels

Letter with 1,100 academics, letter from elected officials, and letter from economists all say: NY divest from fossil fuels Elected Officials to Protect New York demand DiNapoli divest fossil fuels from the Common Retirement Fund On the day before the anniversary of September 11, a letter signed by 1,100+ academics was made public. In the …

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NY Council endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment Act Press Release

Elected Officials to Protect America wants a National Climate Plan enacted and will participate in ZOOM virtual town hall with Florida U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Syracuse, NY Council endorses Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, calls on statewide elected officials to join Pressure mounts on Comptroller DiNapoli as Syracuse announces intention to screen funds for fossil fuel …

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100+ Local Elected Officials Urge Gov. Cuomo to Ramp Up Renewables, Clean Jobs, and Funding to Reach Climate Goals

Elected Officials to Protect America wants a National Climate Plan enacted and will participate in ZOOM virtual town hall with Florida U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Rep. Castor, hosts town hall with climate crisis advocates and elected officials from across USA ALBANY, NY – Local elected …

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Elected Officials call for a Climate Emergency Plan amidst already record-setting Hurricane Season

Elected Officials call for a Climate Emergency Plan amidst already record-setting Hurricane Season The world’s fossil fuel reliance has birthed Super Storms EOPA says we have to act now before it’s too late The world’s continued reliance on fossil fuels has created extreme weather, whose cost to lives and livelihood worsens, year after year. Scientists …

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Elected Officials to Protect California urge Newsom for a clean energy stimulus package to insure equitable recovery for all

Elected Officials to Protect California urge Newsom for a clean energy stimulus package to insure equitable recovery for all Current record low interest rates are opportunity for a stimulus bond package Racial cleavages are strikingly clear as COVID-19 has underscored our nation’s economic disparities and racial injustices. While the nation takes to the streets in …

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300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now

300+ Elected Officials to Protect California urge Gov. Newsom to lead on health issue and put safety buffer zones around oil and gas wells now Without set-back safety zones thousands become sick – with COVID-19 there’s an increased risk for essential farm workers Some are stunned when they realize California is the third largest producer …

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