• “Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marching
    Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

    As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit.

    We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist who founded the Future Coalition, where she is currently the executive director; Juwaria Jama, a 15-year-old and first-generation Somali from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is with U.S. Youth Climate Strikes and is the co-state lead for the Minnesota Youth Climate Strike; and Isra Hirsi, a high school junior and executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, daughter of Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar; Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government; Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs; and Nasratullah Elham, an Afghan high school student studying in Phuket, Thailand whose visa to the United States was rejected after being invited to the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit.
    #FridayForFuture #ClimateStrikeGlobal #BernieGND202 #DemocracyNow
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    Democracy Now! 9/20/19
    “Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marching Today is the Global Climate Strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. As people took to the streets in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia, we host a roundtable discussion with youth activists organizing marches in the United States — in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis — ahead of next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit. We are joined by Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate justice activist originally from Mexico who is an organizer with Fridays for Future New York and a student at Beacon High School in New York; Katie Eder, a 19-year-old climate justice activist who founded the Future Coalition, where she is currently the executive director; Juwaria Jama, a 15-year-old and first-generation Somali from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is with U.S. Youth Climate Strikes and is the co-state lead for the Minnesota Youth Climate Strike; and Isra Hirsi, a high school junior and executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, daughter of Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar; Kelsey Juliana, lead plaintiff in Juliana v. United States, the landmark youth climate lawsuit against the U.S. government; Jerome Foster II, White House Climate Strike organizer, founder and executive director of OneMillionOfUs; and Nasratullah Elham, an Afghan high school student studying in Phuket, Thailand whose visa to the United States was rejected after being invited to the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit. #FridayForFuture #ClimateStrikeGlobal #BernieGND202 #DemocracyNow https://youtu.be/j3reFtbiUXw Democracy Now! 9/20/19
    “Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marching
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  • 10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal
    The Monsanto Burnout Is Spreading In A Whole New Way.
    A diverse coalition of trees and ranchers, organized by the Sunrise Movement and Regeneration International, presented a letter to Congress, urging passage of a Green New Deal
    #AmericanAgPros #ClimateBurnout #TheRealNews #FarmerRancherProtest
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    The Real News 9/19/19
    10,000 Farmers and Ranchers Call on Congress to Pass Green New Deal The Monsanto Burnout Is Spreading In A Whole New Way. A diverse coalition of trees and ranchers, organized by the Sunrise Movement and Regeneration International, presented a letter to Congress, urging passage of a Green New Deal #AmericanAgPros #ClimateBurnout #TheRealNews #FarmerRancherProtest https://youtu.be/ymJJaOuPzms The Real News 9/19/19
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  • With Two Weeks Until #GlobalClimateStrike, Organizing Intensifies in 100+ Countries to Win 'Livable Future for All'
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/06/two-weeks-until-globalclimatestrike-organizing-intensifies-100-countries-win-livable
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    As youth with the Fridays for Future movement took to the streets Friday, two weeks ahead of the global #ClimateStrike planned for Sept. 20, environmental activists continued to raise awareness about the upcoming protests being organized in more than 100 countries.

    Climate campaigners already have registered over 2,500 strikes worldwide, with more than 450 actions planned for the United States, the advocacy group 350.org announced in a statement Friday.

    To register for an event or find one near you, visit globalclimatestrike.net. For U.S. strikes, visit strikewithus.org.

    The demonstrations on Sept. 20 will kick off a week of action that coincides with a United Nations climate summit in New York City. Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, 350.org's North America director, said Friday that the global strike "is an intergenerational and multiracial moment to make our stand for our right to transformative climate action that preserves a sustainable, healthy, and livable future for all."

    "With the leadership of young people backed by grandparents and parents alike, health workers, teachers, cab drivers and more, now is the time for all of us to come together to demand that real climate leaders at the national, state and local levels hold fossil fuel companies accountable for decades of negligence and damage," added Toles O'Laughlin, recognizing the youth activists that inspired the global movement.

    Some of those youth activists—including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg—gathered outside the U.N. headquarters in New York Friday, chanting: "No more coal! No more oil! Keep the carbon in the soil!"

    350 dot org ✔ @350 · 9h
    HAPPENING NOW: school strikers with @f4f_nyc and @GretaThunberg are striking outside the UN. #ClimateStrike

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    350 dot org ✔ @350
    The youth strikers with @f4f_nyc have unique demands for the #ClimateStrike in NYC on Sept 20:

    ❌No more fossil fuels
    🌎Globally equitable climate solutions + environmental justice
    💰Hold corporate polluters accountable#StrikeWithUs where you live: http://350.org/strike

    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/350/status/1170002773728997376
    10:56 AM - Sep 6, 2019
    Friday was the second consecutive week that Thunberg joined youth protests for urgent climate action outside the U.N. headquarters following her two-week journey across the Atlantic on a carbon emissions-free sailboat. Thunberg tweeted Friday, "Even though I've taken a sabbatical year from school, I will still demonstrate every Friday wherever I am."

    Greta Thunberg ✔ @GretaThunberg
    School strike week 55.
    New York City.
    Even though I’ve taken a sabbatical year from school, I will still demonstrate every Friday wherever I am. #FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate #ClimateStrike

    View image on Twitter
    10:21 AM - Sep 6, 2019

    Xiye Bastida of Fridays For Future NYC explained that the global strike on Sept. 20 "isn't a goal, it's a catalyst for future action."

    "It's a catalyst for the engagement of humanity in the protection of Earth," Bastida continued. "It's a catalyst for realizing the intersectionality that the climate crisis has with every other issue. It's a catalyst for the culmination of hundreds of climate activists who won't stop fighting until the climate emergency is over."

    A campaign by U.K. Student Climate Network shared a video promoting the actions Friday that caught the attention of author and activist Naomi Klein—one of the high-profile adult climate leaders who have spoken out in support of the global strike.

    Naomi Klein ✔ @NaomiAKlein
    Love this. https://twitter.com/Strike4Youth/status/1169929252856315905

    YouthStrike4Climate 🌍
    @Strike4Youth
    We’re told we can shop our way out of the climate crisis😂Let’s get serious! ✊🏾
    Find your nearest climate strike on Fri 20 Sept https://www.ukscn.org/events/r/twclvid2 …#ClimateStrike #GlobalClimateStrike #YouthStrike4Climate #ClimateEmergency #UniteForClimate

    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/Strike4Youth/status/1169929252856315905
    6:46 AM - Sep 6, 2019
    In addition to NYC, activists are organizing strikes in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle, Washington D.C., and other major U.S. cities.

    Jesus Villalba Gastelum, a 16-year-old Earth Uprising L.A. city coordinator and Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles organizer, noted that L.A. is "a diverse city of many roots, including Indigenous, Mexican, Spanish, American, and Tongva."

    "We are organizing the L.A. Youth Climate Strike from a place of love, hope, and resolve," said Villalba Gastelum. "Our march is calling out inaction on the climate crisis, and stands in support of refugee rights, human rights, and dignity for all."

    Villalba Gastelum added that "while this mobilization is youth led, we welcome people of all generations to join us."

    Looking ahead to the upcoming actions around the world, Future Coalition executive director Katie Eder said Friday that "our message will be clear—we must act now to avoid the worst effects of climate change because all of our lives depend upon it. We are the new face of the climate revolution and we demand just and equitable climate action."

    The Future Coalition, which is coordinating the U.S. youth-led strikes, has released a list of demands for the actions. Fast Company detailed those demands in a report earlier this week:

    A Green New Deal: Building on "the" Green New Deal resolution in Congress, this calls for transforming the economy to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, while creating jobs and ending leases and permits for fossil fuel projects.

    Respect for indigenous land and sovereignty: Honoring treaties protecting indigenous land by ending resource extraction in and affecting those areas.
    Environmental justice: Investing in the communities affected most by poverty and pollution.

    Protecting biodiversity: Protecting and restoring 50 percent of the world’s lands and oceans and stopping all deforestation by 2030.

    Sustainable agriculture: Investing in regenerative agriculture and ending subsidies for industrial agriculture.

    "Too often, we think about solutions in a very small-minded way, inside the box," 19-year-old Eder told Fast Company. "We don't have time to stay in the box. We really need to be more innovative with our solutions and ask for what we need, not what we think could be possible or has been possible in the past."

    350.org executive director May Boeve, in the group's statement Friday, outlined the emergency the world currently faces and what needs to be done to address it.

    "Climate breakdown is one of the greatest human rights issues we face. Fighting climate breakdown is about much more than emissions and scientific metrics—it's about fighting for a just and sustainable world that works for all of us," she said. "We need to start by phasing out fossil fuels, building real and long lasting solutions, and prioritizing the communities at the frontline of the climate crisis."
    With Two Weeks Until #GlobalClimateStrike, Organizing Intensifies in 100+ Countries to Win 'Livable Future for All' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/06/two-weeks-until-globalclimatestrike-organizing-intensifies-100-countries-win-livable Jessica Corbett, staff writer As youth with the Fridays for Future movement took to the streets Friday, two weeks ahead of the global #ClimateStrike planned for Sept. 20, environmental activists continued to raise awareness about the upcoming protests being organized in more than 100 countries. Climate campaigners already have registered over 2,500 strikes worldwide, with more than 450 actions planned for the United States, the advocacy group 350.org announced in a statement Friday. To register for an event or find one near you, visit globalclimatestrike.net. For U.S. strikes, visit strikewithus.org. The demonstrations on Sept. 20 will kick off a week of action that coincides with a United Nations climate summit in New York City. Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, 350.org's North America director, said Friday that the global strike "is an intergenerational and multiracial moment to make our stand for our right to transformative climate action that preserves a sustainable, healthy, and livable future for all." "With the leadership of young people backed by grandparents and parents alike, health workers, teachers, cab drivers and more, now is the time for all of us to come together to demand that real climate leaders at the national, state and local levels hold fossil fuel companies accountable for decades of negligence and damage," added Toles O'Laughlin, recognizing the youth activists that inspired the global movement. Some of those youth activists—including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg—gathered outside the U.N. headquarters in New York Friday, chanting: "No more coal! No more oil! Keep the carbon in the soil!" 350 dot org ✔ @350 · 9h HAPPENING NOW: school strikers with @f4f_nyc and @GretaThunberg are striking outside the UN. #ClimateStrike View image on Twitter 350 dot org ✔ @350 The youth strikers with @f4f_nyc have unique demands for the #ClimateStrike in NYC on Sept 20: ❌No more fossil fuels 🌎Globally equitable climate solutions + environmental justice 💰Hold corporate polluters accountable#StrikeWithUs where you live: http://350.org/strike Embedded video: https://twitter.com/350/status/1170002773728997376 10:56 AM - Sep 6, 2019 Friday was the second consecutive week that Thunberg joined youth protests for urgent climate action outside the U.N. headquarters following her two-week journey across the Atlantic on a carbon emissions-free sailboat. Thunberg tweeted Friday, "Even though I've taken a sabbatical year from school, I will still demonstrate every Friday wherever I am." Greta Thunberg ✔ @GretaThunberg School strike week 55. New York City. Even though I’ve taken a sabbatical year from school, I will still demonstrate every Friday wherever I am. #FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate #ClimateStrike View image on Twitter 10:21 AM - Sep 6, 2019 Xiye Bastida of Fridays For Future NYC explained that the global strike on Sept. 20 "isn't a goal, it's a catalyst for future action." "It's a catalyst for the engagement of humanity in the protection of Earth," Bastida continued. "It's a catalyst for realizing the intersectionality that the climate crisis has with every other issue. It's a catalyst for the culmination of hundreds of climate activists who won't stop fighting until the climate emergency is over." A campaign by U.K. Student Climate Network shared a video promoting the actions Friday that caught the attention of author and activist Naomi Klein—one of the high-profile adult climate leaders who have spoken out in support of the global strike. Naomi Klein ✔ @NaomiAKlein Love this. https://twitter.com/Strike4Youth/status/1169929252856315905 … YouthStrike4Climate 🌍 @Strike4Youth We’re told we can shop our way out of the climate crisis😂Let’s get serious! ✊🏾 Find your nearest climate strike on Fri 20 Sept https://www.ukscn.org/events/r/twclvid2 …#ClimateStrike #GlobalClimateStrike #YouthStrike4Climate #ClimateEmergency #UniteForClimate Embedded video: https://twitter.com/Strike4Youth/status/1169929252856315905 6:46 AM - Sep 6, 2019 In addition to NYC, activists are organizing strikes in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Seattle, Washington D.C., and other major U.S. cities. Jesus Villalba Gastelum, a 16-year-old Earth Uprising L.A. city coordinator and Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles organizer, noted that L.A. is "a diverse city of many roots, including Indigenous, Mexican, Spanish, American, and Tongva." "We are organizing the L.A. Youth Climate Strike from a place of love, hope, and resolve," said Villalba Gastelum. "Our march is calling out inaction on the climate crisis, and stands in support of refugee rights, human rights, and dignity for all." Villalba Gastelum added that "while this mobilization is youth led, we welcome people of all generations to join us." Looking ahead to the upcoming actions around the world, Future Coalition executive director Katie Eder said Friday that "our message will be clear—we must act now to avoid the worst effects of climate change because all of our lives depend upon it. We are the new face of the climate revolution and we demand just and equitable climate action." The Future Coalition, which is coordinating the U.S. youth-led strikes, has released a list of demands for the actions. Fast Company detailed those demands in a report earlier this week: A Green New Deal: Building on "the" Green New Deal resolution in Congress, this calls for transforming the economy to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, while creating jobs and ending leases and permits for fossil fuel projects. Respect for indigenous land and sovereignty: Honoring treaties protecting indigenous land by ending resource extraction in and affecting those areas. Environmental justice: Investing in the communities affected most by poverty and pollution. Protecting biodiversity: Protecting and restoring 50 percent of the world’s lands and oceans and stopping all deforestation by 2030. Sustainable agriculture: Investing in regenerative agriculture and ending subsidies for industrial agriculture. "Too often, we think about solutions in a very small-minded way, inside the box," 19-year-old Eder told Fast Company. "We don't have time to stay in the box. We really need to be more innovative with our solutions and ask for what we need, not what we think could be possible or has been possible in the past." 350.org executive director May Boeve, in the group's statement Friday, outlined the emergency the world currently faces and what needs to be done to address it. "Climate breakdown is one of the greatest human rights issues we face. Fighting climate breakdown is about much more than emissions and scientific metrics—it's about fighting for a just and sustainable world that works for all of us," she said. "We need to start by phasing out fossil fuels, building real and long lasting solutions, and prioritizing the communities at the frontline of the climate crisis."
    With Two Weeks Until #GlobalClimateStrike, Organizing Intensifies in 100+ Countries to Win 'Livable Future for All'
    "Our message will be clear—we must act now to avoid the worst effects of climate change because all of our lives depend upon it."
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  • 'No Time Left for Business as Usual': Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/28/no-time-left-business-usual-climate-activists-plan-day-mass-civil-disobedience
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    Environmental activists are hoping to bring Washington, D.C. to a "gridlocked standstill" next month with a massive act of civil disobedience aimed at disrupting business as usual and getting the attention of members of Congress standing in the way of bold climate action.

    The #ShutDownDC day of action, scheduled for Sept. 23, is expected to include blockades at key intersections throughout the U.S. capital, according to a press release from the coalition of advocacy groups that organized the protest.

    "The severity of the issue and the complete lack of response from elected officials necessitates mass civil disobedience," Kathleen Brophy, an organizer with 350[dot]org, said in a statement.

    The civil disobedience is expected to come during a week of youth-led global climate strikes, which are set to begin Sept. 20 and continue through Sept. 27.

    Extinction Rebellion Washington DC @XRebelDC
    The transition off of fossil fuels is inevitable; justice is not.
    Join us in the streets September 23 to #ShutDownDC as part of the global #ClimateStrike and demand solutions that work for all of us #StrikeWithUs #Sept23http://strikedc.org
    10:53 AM - Aug 28, 2019

    Sean Haskett of the youth-led Sunrise Movement told The Guardian on Wednesday that the goal of the #ShutDownDC action is to "disrupt the workings of power."

    "There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings," said Haskett. "We want them to think about what they're doing with that power."

    The coalition behind the protest—which includes prominent organizations such as Extinction Rebellion D.C., Movement for a People's Party, and CodePink—acknowledged the blockades will likely "cause massive disruption to people who bear little responsibility for the climate catastrophe we are facing."

    "But we will also cause massive disruption for politicians, huge corporations, and the lobbyists who control our government," the groups said on the website for the action. "We need to fundamentally change the power structure of the United States if we want to stop the climate crisis, and shutting down D.C. is a big step in the right direction."

    According to organizers, the D.C. action will mark the beginning of an "international wave of citywide climate shutdowns" in major cities across the world, including London, Paris, and Berlin.

    "There's no time left for business as usual; the climate crisis is here," the D.C. coalition said. "This is the mass uprising that everyone with climate anxiety has been waiting for. This is an uprising for life itself, fighting back against the forces of destruction."
    'No Time Left for Business as Usual': Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/28/no-time-left-business-usual-climate-activists-plan-day-mass-civil-disobedience Jake Johnson, staff writer Environmental activists are hoping to bring Washington, D.C. to a "gridlocked standstill" next month with a massive act of civil disobedience aimed at disrupting business as usual and getting the attention of members of Congress standing in the way of bold climate action. The #ShutDownDC day of action, scheduled for Sept. 23, is expected to include blockades at key intersections throughout the U.S. capital, according to a press release from the coalition of advocacy groups that organized the protest. "The severity of the issue and the complete lack of response from elected officials necessitates mass civil disobedience," Kathleen Brophy, an organizer with 350[dot]org, said in a statement. The civil disobedience is expected to come during a week of youth-led global climate strikes, which are set to begin Sept. 20 and continue through Sept. 27. Extinction Rebellion Washington DC @XRebelDC The transition off of fossil fuels is inevitable; justice is not. Join us in the streets September 23 to #ShutDownDC as part of the global #ClimateStrike and demand solutions that work for all of us #StrikeWithUs #Sept23http://strikedc.org 10:53 AM - Aug 28, 2019 Sean Haskett of the youth-led Sunrise Movement told The Guardian on Wednesday that the goal of the #ShutDownDC action is to "disrupt the workings of power." "There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings," said Haskett. "We want them to think about what they're doing with that power." The coalition behind the protest—which includes prominent organizations such as Extinction Rebellion D.C., Movement for a People's Party, and CodePink—acknowledged the blockades will likely "cause massive disruption to people who bear little responsibility for the climate catastrophe we are facing." "But we will also cause massive disruption for politicians, huge corporations, and the lobbyists who control our government," the groups said on the website for the action. "We need to fundamentally change the power structure of the United States if we want to stop the climate crisis, and shutting down D.C. is a big step in the right direction." According to organizers, the D.C. action will mark the beginning of an "international wave of citywide climate shutdowns" in major cities across the world, including London, Paris, and Berlin. "There's no time left for business as usual; the climate crisis is here," the D.C. coalition said. "This is the mass uprising that everyone with climate anxiety has been waiting for. This is an uprising for life itself, fighting back against the forces of destruction."
    'No Time Left for Business as Usual': Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC
    "There's a tremendous amount of power that drives through those streets and parks next to those sidewalks and walks into those buildings. We want them to think about what they're doing with that power."
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  • Calling for End of "War Against Nature," Greta Thunberg's Arrival in US Brings Swell of Attention to Global Climate Strike
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/29/calling-end-war-against-nature-greta-thunbergs-arrival-us-brings-swell-attention
    Jake Johnson, staff writer

    After two weeks of sailing, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday with an urgent call to action.

    "The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, and the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. And if we don't manage to work together to cooperate... despite our differences, then we will fail. So we need to stand together," Thunberg told a crowd of supporters who gathered to celebrate her arrival. "Let's not wait any longer. Let's do it now."

    Thunberg's lonely protest outside the Swedish parliament building last August, and her persistent activism in the months since, sparked a wave of youth-led climate demonstrations across the world and inspired the global climate strikes set to kick off in over a 150 countries next month.

    Organizers expect the strikes, scheduled to begin Sept. 20, to be the largest climate demonstration since the "Fridays for Future" movement launched—and maybe ever.

    "Sea levels are rising, and so are we!" activists chanted as the emissions-free boat that carried Thunberg across the Atlantic approached New York.

    Thunberg's journey by boat, which stemmed from her refusal to fly due to the carbon emissions spouted by planes, garnered significant coverage from America's major television networks, bringing more attention to the forthcoming week of global climate action.

    Video: [https://youtu.be/tE84D99ZsUM]

    Upon reaching shore, Thunberg said it is "insane that a 16-year-old has to cross the Atlantic Ocean to make a stand." But in doing so, the Swedish environmentalist galvanized young people who are eager to take to the streets and force political leaders to act on the existential threat posed by the climate crisis.

    "Something that's really common among young people is a lot of time we just aren't given that platform," Shiv, a college sophomore, told Earther. "Now, Greta and millions of other kids are showing that we don't need it handed to us. We can fight for the platform that we deserve and that our voices need to be heard."

    "On the 20th, we have three main demands as part of our coalition, which is no more fossil fuels, a just transition for frontline communities and for everybody in general, as well as holding fossil fuel executives accountable," said Shiv. "I think a really big contribution [Thunberg] had is really making young people realize that we do have power, that we have the ability to change the conversation."

    BBC News (World) ✔ @BBCWorld
    "Our war on nature must end," said young climate activist Greta Thunberg when she arrived in New York by boat for the UN climate summit
    https://bbc.in/2zucbNS
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    5:26 PM - Aug 28, 2019

    Not wasting time following her arrival in the United States, Thunberg said she is planning to take part in a climate strike outside of the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Friday.

    On Twitter, U.N. secretary-general António Guterres welcomed Thunberg to New York and applauded her commitment to confronting the planetary emergency.

    "The determination and perseverance shown during your journey should embolden all of us taking part in next month's Climate Action Summit," said Guterres, referring to the U.N. event in New York on Sept. 23, which will come as people across the world strike for a livable future and pressure world leaders to take action in line with the urgent recommendations of the scientific community.

    "We must deliver on the demands of people around the world," Guterres said, "and address the global climate crisis."
    Calling for End of "War Against Nature," Greta Thunberg's Arrival in US Brings Swell of Attention to Global Climate Strike https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/29/calling-end-war-against-nature-greta-thunbergs-arrival-us-brings-swell-attention Jake Johnson, staff writer After two weeks of sailing, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday with an urgent call to action. "The climate and ecological crisis is a global crisis, and the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. And if we don't manage to work together to cooperate... despite our differences, then we will fail. So we need to stand together," Thunberg told a crowd of supporters who gathered to celebrate her arrival. "Let's not wait any longer. Let's do it now." Thunberg's lonely protest outside the Swedish parliament building last August, and her persistent activism in the months since, sparked a wave of youth-led climate demonstrations across the world and inspired the global climate strikes set to kick off in over a 150 countries next month. Organizers expect the strikes, scheduled to begin Sept. 20, to be the largest climate demonstration since the "Fridays for Future" movement launched—and maybe ever. "Sea levels are rising, and so are we!" activists chanted as the emissions-free boat that carried Thunberg across the Atlantic approached New York. Thunberg's journey by boat, which stemmed from her refusal to fly due to the carbon emissions spouted by planes, garnered significant coverage from America's major television networks, bringing more attention to the forthcoming week of global climate action. Video: [https://youtu.be/tE84D99ZsUM] Upon reaching shore, Thunberg said it is "insane that a 16-year-old has to cross the Atlantic Ocean to make a stand." But in doing so, the Swedish environmentalist galvanized young people who are eager to take to the streets and force political leaders to act on the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. "Something that's really common among young people is a lot of time we just aren't given that platform," Shiv, a college sophomore, told Earther. "Now, Greta and millions of other kids are showing that we don't need it handed to us. We can fight for the platform that we deserve and that our voices need to be heard." "On the 20th, we have three main demands as part of our coalition, which is no more fossil fuels, a just transition for frontline communities and for everybody in general, as well as holding fossil fuel executives accountable," said Shiv. "I think a really big contribution [Thunberg] had is really making young people realize that we do have power, that we have the ability to change the conversation." BBC News (World) ✔ @BBCWorld "Our war on nature must end," said young climate activist Greta Thunberg when she arrived in New York by boat for the UN climate summit https://bbc.in/2zucbNS Embedded video 5:26 PM - Aug 28, 2019 Not wasting time following her arrival in the United States, Thunberg said she is planning to take part in a climate strike outside of the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Friday. On Twitter, U.N. secretary-general António Guterres welcomed Thunberg to New York and applauded her commitment to confronting the planetary emergency. "The determination and perseverance shown during your journey should embolden all of us taking part in next month's Climate Action Summit," said Guterres, referring to the U.N. event in New York on Sept. 23, which will come as people across the world strike for a livable future and pressure world leaders to take action in line with the urgent recommendations of the scientific community. "We must deliver on the demands of people around the world," Guterres said, "and address the global climate crisis."
    Calling for End of "War Against Nature," Greta Thunberg's Arrival in US Brings Swell of Attention to Global Climate Strike
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  • While "The World Is on Fire,' DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/24/while-world-fire-dnc-kills-resolution-climate-forum
    Andrea Germanos, staff writer

    Update: The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to strike down a resolution that would have allowed for a multi-candidate climate forum.

    "Tom Perez just killed the #ClimateDebate," the youth-led Sunrise Movement said on its Facebook page, referring to the DNC chair.

    Resolution 4 was seen as a compromise from a resolution calling for a presidential primary climate debate, as groups including Sunrise had demanded. That resolution was voted down Thursday at the San Francisco meeting by the DNC's Resolutions Committee, prompting outrage. Sunrise claimed a "partial victory" when Resolution 4, which would have allowed for a "multi-candidate issue-specific forum with the candidates appearing on the same state, engaging one another in discussion," passed Thursday.

    "We passed a resolution supporting this multi-candidate discussion and party leaders overturned it," said DNC voting member James J. Zogby in a statement Saturday. "The Democratic Party is supposed to be bottom up, not top down."

    Progressive strategist Dante Atkins shared results of Saturday's vote on Twitter, and opined that the decision was a mistake for the party and Perez.

    🕷Dante Atkins🕷 ✔ @DanteAtkins
    Aug 24, 2019
    Replying to @DanteAtkins
    But make no mistake, Perez and the DNC have lost too. This was, in my opinion, a grievous error and a major embarrassment.

    🕷Dante Atkins🕷 ✔ @DanteAtkins
    Final vote: Resolution 4 was defeated 222-137. Roll call will likely be available week after next, so, after labor day.
    4:03 PM - Aug 24, 2019

    The vote was met with sharp criticism from a coalition of environmental and progressive organizations that led a pressure campaign on the DNC to hold a debate singularly-focused on the climate crisis.

    In a joint statement, the coalition—which includes CREDO Action, Sunrise Movement, and Climate Hawks Vote—accused Perez of "undermining the DNC's own system and bypassing the will of the more than half a million grassroots activists, more than 100 DNC members in San Francisco, and most of the Democratic presidential candidates."

    "There are many DNC members from across the country who believe in listening to the grassroots and engaging in a transparent, democratic process," the coalition said. "But Tom Perez made it clear today that he is not one of them."

    "Our entire future is at stake, but Tom Perez just swept aside the climate crisis for someone else to solve," the joint statement continued. "That isn't leadership. That isn't normal order. That isn't what it means to be a Democrat."

    Evan Weber, Sunrise's political director, suggested it was bad political strategy.

    "The Democratic Party needs the energy and motivation of young people to win in 2020," he said. "The energy around this issue has been incredibly clear, yet Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away."

    "Without hundreds of thousands of people raising their voices, we never would have gotten the town halls on and CNN and MSNBC," Weber's statement continued. "This is the kind of energy we need from young people to win in 2020."

    Earlier: As activists sustain pressure on the DNC Saturday to vote on favor of a climate debate, advocacy group Progressive Democrats of America said that three presidential candidates added their names to an open letter to the committee demanding such a single-focused debate.

    Welcoming the signatures from Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marianne Williamson, PDA executive director Alan Minsky said, "The Democratic Party needs to show it is ready to respond to the existential climate threat by delivering the American people a televised climate debate."

    Tom Weis, climate advisor to PDA, suggested that if the DNC doesn't vote in favor of a resolution to hold a climate debate—which it has the chance to do on Saturday— it would defy the party's own governing platform.

    "How are Democrats going to mobilize America 'on a scale not seen since World War II' to combat the 'global climate emergency,' as the Democratic Party Platform asserts, if they won't even hold a climate emergency debate?" asked Weis. "The world is on fire and Democrats need to sound the alarm."

    The DNC is currently holding its summer meeting in San Francisco, and, as of this writing, is debating the resolution.

    On Thursday, climate activists were outraged after the organization's Resolutions Committee voted down a resolution that called for a climate-focused debate among 2020 presidential primary candidates.

    Members of the Sunrise Movement interrupted that meeting, shouting, "Which side are you on?"

    Varshini Prakash 🌅 @VarshPrakash
    Watch this. https://twitter.com/evanlweber/status/1165004904785596416

    Evan Weber 🌅🔥 @evanlweber
    “It seems like the base wants this, the candidates want this, the energy is behind this, but then it’s the @DNC leadership is saying ‘no’ and we’re just trying to figure out why.” —@jackieali_3 of @sunrisebayarea @sunrisemvmt #ClimateDebate
    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/evanlweber/status/1165004904785596416
    5:00 PM - Aug 23, 2019

    Sunrise Movement 🌅 ✔ @sunrisemvmt
    Who supports a #ClimateDebate?
    🌎 20 of 23 Democratic presidential candidates
    🌎 Nearly 2/3rds of Democratic voters
    🌎 100+ DNC voting members
    Why won’t @DNC leadership listen?
    Embedded video: https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt/status/1164923245369446400
    10:31 AM - Aug 23, 2019

    Sunrise's call is backed by Brianna Westbrook, vice chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party. "Our survival is at stake. It's time for the political and media establishment to act like it," Westbrook wrote Friday in a tweet, which pointed to a Sunrise petition to the Democratic National Committee to hold a climate debate

    Brianna Westbrook ✔ @BWestbrookAZ8
    Our survival is at stake.
    It’s time for the political and media establishment to act like it.
    Join me to telling the @DNC: Hold a #ClimateDebate so voters get a chance to see a real debate on the existential threat of our time.
    Sign here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-the-democratic-national-committee-hold-a-climate-debate-2?source=twitter&

    Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate
    For months, people across the country and leading Presidential candidates have been calling for a debate focused on climate change. The DNC just responded by refusing to host a climate debate and...
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    3:23 PM - Aug 23, 2019

    "Without a comprehensive plan regarding addressing the effects of climate change within the next 10 years," voter Tova Wolking of Oakland recently wrote in a letter-to-the-editor, "none of the candidates' other policy plans matter.
    While "The World Is on Fire,' DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/24/while-world-fire-dnc-kills-resolution-climate-forum Andrea Germanos, staff writer Update: The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to strike down a resolution that would have allowed for a multi-candidate climate forum. "Tom Perez just killed the #ClimateDebate," the youth-led Sunrise Movement said on its Facebook page, referring to the DNC chair. Resolution 4 was seen as a compromise from a resolution calling for a presidential primary climate debate, as groups including Sunrise had demanded. That resolution was voted down Thursday at the San Francisco meeting by the DNC's Resolutions Committee, prompting outrage. Sunrise claimed a "partial victory" when Resolution 4, which would have allowed for a "multi-candidate issue-specific forum with the candidates appearing on the same state, engaging one another in discussion," passed Thursday. "We passed a resolution supporting this multi-candidate discussion and party leaders overturned it," said DNC voting member James J. Zogby in a statement Saturday. "The Democratic Party is supposed to be bottom up, not top down." Progressive strategist Dante Atkins shared results of Saturday's vote on Twitter, and opined that the decision was a mistake for the party and Perez. 🕷Dante Atkins🕷 ✔ @DanteAtkins Aug 24, 2019 Replying to @DanteAtkins But make no mistake, Perez and the DNC have lost too. This was, in my opinion, a grievous error and a major embarrassment. 🕷Dante Atkins🕷 ✔ @DanteAtkins Final vote: Resolution 4 was defeated 222-137. Roll call will likely be available week after next, so, after labor day. 4:03 PM - Aug 24, 2019 The vote was met with sharp criticism from a coalition of environmental and progressive organizations that led a pressure campaign on the DNC to hold a debate singularly-focused on the climate crisis. In a joint statement, the coalition—which includes CREDO Action, Sunrise Movement, and Climate Hawks Vote—accused Perez of "undermining the DNC's own system and bypassing the will of the more than half a million grassroots activists, more than 100 DNC members in San Francisco, and most of the Democratic presidential candidates." "There are many DNC members from across the country who believe in listening to the grassroots and engaging in a transparent, democratic process," the coalition said. "But Tom Perez made it clear today that he is not one of them." "Our entire future is at stake, but Tom Perez just swept aside the climate crisis for someone else to solve," the joint statement continued. "That isn't leadership. That isn't normal order. That isn't what it means to be a Democrat." Evan Weber, Sunrise's political director, suggested it was bad political strategy. "The Democratic Party needs the energy and motivation of young people to win in 2020," he said. "The energy around this issue has been incredibly clear, yet Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away." "Without hundreds of thousands of people raising their voices, we never would have gotten the town halls on and CNN and MSNBC," Weber's statement continued. "This is the kind of energy we need from young people to win in 2020." Earlier: As activists sustain pressure on the DNC Saturday to vote on favor of a climate debate, advocacy group Progressive Democrats of America said that three presidential candidates added their names to an open letter to the committee demanding such a single-focused debate. Welcoming the signatures from Tom Steyer, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marianne Williamson, PDA executive director Alan Minsky said, "The Democratic Party needs to show it is ready to respond to the existential climate threat by delivering the American people a televised climate debate." Tom Weis, climate advisor to PDA, suggested that if the DNC doesn't vote in favor of a resolution to hold a climate debate—which it has the chance to do on Saturday— it would defy the party's own governing platform. "How are Democrats going to mobilize America 'on a scale not seen since World War II' to combat the 'global climate emergency,' as the Democratic Party Platform asserts, if they won't even hold a climate emergency debate?" asked Weis. "The world is on fire and Democrats need to sound the alarm." The DNC is currently holding its summer meeting in San Francisco, and, as of this writing, is debating the resolution. On Thursday, climate activists were outraged after the organization's Resolutions Committee voted down a resolution that called for a climate-focused debate among 2020 presidential primary candidates. Members of the Sunrise Movement interrupted that meeting, shouting, "Which side are you on?" Varshini Prakash 🌅 @VarshPrakash Watch this. https://twitter.com/evanlweber/status/1165004904785596416 … Evan Weber 🌅🔥 @evanlweber “It seems like the base wants this, the candidates want this, the energy is behind this, but then it’s the @DNC leadership is saying ‘no’ and we’re just trying to figure out why.” —@jackieali_3 of @sunrisebayarea @sunrisemvmt #ClimateDebate Embedded video: https://twitter.com/evanlweber/status/1165004904785596416 5:00 PM - Aug 23, 2019 Sunrise Movement 🌅 ✔ @sunrisemvmt Who supports a #ClimateDebate? 🌎 20 of 23 Democratic presidential candidates 🌎 Nearly 2/3rds of Democratic voters 🌎 100+ DNC voting members Why won’t @DNC leadership listen? Embedded video: https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt/status/1164923245369446400 10:31 AM - Aug 23, 2019 Sunrise's call is backed by Brianna Westbrook, vice chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party. "Our survival is at stake. It's time for the political and media establishment to act like it," Westbrook wrote Friday in a tweet, which pointed to a Sunrise petition to the Democratic National Committee to hold a climate debate Brianna Westbrook ✔ @BWestbrookAZ8 Our survival is at stake. It’s time for the political and media establishment to act like it. Join me to telling the @DNC: Hold a #ClimateDebate so voters get a chance to see a real debate on the existential threat of our time. Sign here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-the-democratic-national-committee-hold-a-climate-debate-2?source=twitter& … Tell the Democratic National Committee: Hold a climate debate For months, people across the country and leading Presidential candidates have been calling for a debate focused on climate change. The DNC just responded by refusing to host a climate debate and... actionnetwork.org 3:23 PM - Aug 23, 2019 "Without a comprehensive plan regarding addressing the effects of climate change within the next 10 years," voter Tova Wolking of Oakland recently wrote in a letter-to-the-editor, "none of the candidates' other policy plans matter.
    While "The World Is on Fire,' DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum
    Party had been reminded of its platform asserting it will combat the 'global climate emergency'
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  • UK Arms Exports To Saudis Reach £6.2bn Since Yemen Wars' Start [Wow...That's A Lot-Imagine The US "Contribution"]
    Anti-war activists have shed light on the true extent of British arms contracts with the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen.
    #RT #Yemen #UKToSaudiArms #USProxyWarStooges #GenocideForFunButMostlyProfit
    https://youtu.be/sFo-riCj6xs
    RT 8/22/19
    UK Arms Exports To Saudis Reach £6.2bn Since Yemen Wars' Start [Wow...That's A Lot-Imagine The US "Contribution"] Anti-war activists have shed light on the true extent of British arms contracts with the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen. #RT #Yemen #UKToSaudiArms #USProxyWarStooges #GenocideForFunButMostlyProfit https://youtu.be/sFo-riCj6xs RT 8/22/19
    UK arms exports to Saudis reach £6.2bn since Yemen war’s start – activists
    Anti-war activists have shed light on the true extent of British arms contracts with the Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen. RT LIVE https://www.youtube....
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  • To Stave Off 'Climate Disaster,' 29 States and Major Cities Sue Trump EPA Over 'Dirty Power' Rule
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/13/stave-climate-disaster-29-states-and-major-cities-sue-trump-epa-over-dirty-power
    Jessica Corbett, staff writer

    A coalition of 22 states and seven major American cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and a replacement that critics have dubbed the "Dirty Power" rule.

    The lawsuit (pdf), filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, targets the administration's so-called Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which eases restrictions on coal plants imposed by the Obama plan, the first national policy to limit power plants' carbon emissions.

    Shortly before Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, signed the ACE rule in June, the administration attempted to bolster the case for its plan by, as Common Dreams reported, "effectively rescinding the EPA's own estimate that it could lead to 1,400 premature deaths per year."

    Critics of the Trump plan warn of its anticipated effects not only on people but also the planet, which is rapidly warming as a result of human activity.

    "The science is indisputable; our climate is changing. Ice caps are melting. Sea levels are rising. Weather is becoming more and more extreme," New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is spearheading the suit, said in a statement Tuesday. "Without significant course correction, we are careening towards a climate disaster."

    "Rather than staying the course with policies aimed at fixing the problem and protecting people’s health, safety, and the environment, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan and replaced it with this 'Dirty Power' rule," said James. "My office, and this groundbreaking coalition of states and cities from across the nation, will fight back against this unlawful, do-nothing rule in order to protect our future from catastrophic climate change."

    NY AG James ✔ @NewYorkStateAG
    BREAKING: We filed a lawsuit against the Trump Admin's @EPA over its Affordable Clean Energy rule.

    The science is indisputable; our climate is changing. Ice caps are melting. Sea levels are rising. Weather is becoming more and more extreme.

    That’s why we are fighting back.
    11:03 AM - Aug 13, 2019

    James was joined by the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia as well as the chief legal officers of Boulder, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and South Miami.

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, in a statement Tuesday, specifically called out President Donald Trump for his administration's coal-friendly plan.

    "President Trump's attempt to gut our nation's Clean Power Plan is foolish. It's also unlawful," Becerra said. "His fossil fuel protection plan fails everyone who stands for cleaner air. And it fails our economy, which depends on clean energy now more than ever."

    "We know what our energy future must look like, and we won't get there by following President Trump's misguided proposal," he added. "Because we're prepared to confront the climate crisis head-on, we're prepared to confront President Trump head-on in court."

    The states and cities aren't alone in legally challenging the Trump rule, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

    A coalition of environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Defense Fund are expected to file their own legal challenge this week.

    Two leading public health groups, the American Public Health Association and the American Lung Association, have already filed suit to block the Trump administration plan.

    The cases could ultimately reach the U.S. Supreme Court—which, if the justices ruled in favor of Trump's EPA, could have sweeping implications for future efforts to implement federal restrictions on the energy industry.

    "It would have a devastating effect on the ability of future administrations to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act," Richard L. Revesz, a professor at New York University who specializes in environmental law, told the Times. "It would essentially make it extremely difficult to regulate greenhouse gases effectively."
    To Stave Off 'Climate Disaster,' 29 States and Major Cities Sue Trump EPA Over 'Dirty Power' Rule https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/13/stave-climate-disaster-29-states-and-major-cities-sue-trump-epa-over-dirty-power Jessica Corbett, staff writer A coalition of 22 states and seven major American cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and a replacement that critics have dubbed the "Dirty Power" rule. The lawsuit (pdf), filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, targets the administration's so-called Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which eases restrictions on coal plants imposed by the Obama plan, the first national policy to limit power plants' carbon emissions. Shortly before Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, signed the ACE rule in June, the administration attempted to bolster the case for its plan by, as Common Dreams reported, "effectively rescinding the EPA's own estimate that it could lead to 1,400 premature deaths per year." Critics of the Trump plan warn of its anticipated effects not only on people but also the planet, which is rapidly warming as a result of human activity. "The science is indisputable; our climate is changing. Ice caps are melting. Sea levels are rising. Weather is becoming more and more extreme," New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is spearheading the suit, said in a statement Tuesday. "Without significant course correction, we are careening towards a climate disaster." "Rather than staying the course with policies aimed at fixing the problem and protecting people’s health, safety, and the environment, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan and replaced it with this 'Dirty Power' rule," said James. "My office, and this groundbreaking coalition of states and cities from across the nation, will fight back against this unlawful, do-nothing rule in order to protect our future from catastrophic climate change." NY AG James ✔ @NewYorkStateAG BREAKING: We filed a lawsuit against the Trump Admin's @EPA over its Affordable Clean Energy rule. The science is indisputable; our climate is changing. Ice caps are melting. Sea levels are rising. Weather is becoming more and more extreme. That’s why we are fighting back. 11:03 AM - Aug 13, 2019 James was joined by the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia as well as the chief legal officers of Boulder, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and South Miami. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, in a statement Tuesday, specifically called out President Donald Trump for his administration's coal-friendly plan. "President Trump's attempt to gut our nation's Clean Power Plan is foolish. It's also unlawful," Becerra said. "His fossil fuel protection plan fails everyone who stands for cleaner air. And it fails our economy, which depends on clean energy now more than ever." "We know what our energy future must look like, and we won't get there by following President Trump's misguided proposal," he added. "Because we're prepared to confront the climate crisis head-on, we're prepared to confront President Trump head-on in court." The states and cities aren't alone in legally challenging the Trump rule, The New York Times reported Tuesday. A coalition of environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Defense Fund are expected to file their own legal challenge this week. Two leading public health groups, the American Public Health Association and the American Lung Association, have already filed suit to block the Trump administration plan. The cases could ultimately reach the U.S. Supreme Court—which, if the justices ruled in favor of Trump's EPA, could have sweeping implications for future efforts to implement federal restrictions on the energy industry. "It would have a devastating effect on the ability of future administrations to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act," Richard L. Revesz, a professor at New York University who specializes in environmental law, told the Times. "It would essentially make it extremely difficult to regulate greenhouse gases effectively."
    To Stave Off 'Climate Disaster,' 29 States and Major Cities Sue Trump EPA Over 'Dirty Power' Rule
    "President Trump's attempt to gut our nation's Clean Power Plan is foolish. It's also unlawful."
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