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01/09/21
Author: 
Robin Urevich
Suburban tract housing near Santa Clarita, California. Photo by Hal Bergman.

The debate around SB 9 centers on equity, social justice, affordability — and whether it benefits residents or developers.

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01/09/21
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
An Extinction Rebellion demonstrator protests against oil companies in London on August 23, 2021. (Photo: Tejas Sandhu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

August 31, 2021

"If agencies want to remain relevant, and attractive places to work for top young talent, they need to end their work for the worst polluters on the planet."

"You had a future, and so should we."

"We, tomorrow's leaders, call on all agencies, from the holding companies to the independent shops, to stop working with fossil fuel clients. This means oil giants as well as the alphabet soup of trade associations and front groups."
—71 young professionals

31/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
 Woman shopping for food - U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr

Aug. 29, 2021

Recent studies measuring potential health and environmental benefits from strategic dietary changes have found that modest shifts in consumption patterns can significantly reduce the global footprint of food production.

31/08/21
Author: 
Natasha Lennard
US Supreme Court

August 27 2021

The Supreme Court callously ended the CDC’s eviction moratorium, but the pandemic has already shown the most effective way to fight back: direct actions.

AT 10 P.M. Thursday night, without oral arguments or a full briefing, the Supreme Court ruled to end the federal eviction moratorium. The eight-page order puts hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of tenants at risk of losing their homes as the coronavirus pandemic rages on — almost at the exact moment that federal unemployment benefits are set to expire.

31/08/21
Author: 
Branko Marcetic
Demonstrators attend a rally calling for the extension of the eviction moratorium in New York City on August 11, 2021. (ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

Aug. 29, 2021

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31/08/21
Author: 
Russ Francis
Out of control: A growing area of high-hazard clearcuts and plantations are fuelling BC's raging forest infernos

WHILE FAMILY AND FRIENDS of the 569 British Columbians who died in June as a direct result of runaway global heating were still grieving, the provincial government was quietly approving the initial project plan for another huge fossil fuel facility. 

31/08/21
Author: 
Steve Karnowski
Water protector protesters dance and sing along to drumming during a protest against Line 3 and other pipeline projects at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

August 30th 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a decision by state pollution regulators to issue a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline, the latest setback for opponents who are trying to stop the project as it nears completion.

31/08/21
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Fossil fuel industry and Indigenous community workers from the Louis Bull Tribe install solar panels in 2017 at the Louis Bull daycare project. Photo by Joan Sullivan / Iron and Earth

Aug, 31, 2021

The Liberal Party’s climate plan includes commitments for a just transition and new funding to support fossil fuel-reliant provinces, but one oilpatch worker-led organization says the plan falls short of what is needed.

31/08/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
 Kayak Protest - Backbone Campaign/Flickr

Aug. 29, 2021

The company behind the controversial Cambo oilfield off the Shetland Islands has postponed construction work to next year, citing “operational issues” and bad weather, after Greenpeace kayaks blocked construction equipment from departing a port in Norway.

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