Being part of the Quilt 6, arrested for blocking pipeline construction

People all across Pennsylvania, the US, and the world are resisting fossil fuel expansion. I am particularly humbled and inspired by the Standing Rock Sioux. Last year, they bravely stood up to protect our planet from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many indigenous nations, US army veterans and other allies joined them and endured water cannons, … Continue reading Being part of the Quilt 6, arrested for blocking pipeline construction

Yesterday at the Courthouse…

Yesterday at the courthouse... Residents of Middletown and West Goshen townships once again faced off with Sunoco Pipeline LP, this time at the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. It was a hearing of an argument in the case of Middletown residents (the "Middletown Six") v. Sunoco Pipeline LP on the applicability of municipal zoning to Sunoco's proposed … Continue reading Yesterday at the Courthouse…

Nicetown deserves better

In response to political pressure from Pennsylvania legislators to increase its use of natural gas, SEPTA has proposed building a gas-fired power plant that would release harmful pollution in Nicetown, an already overburdened community of color. Philadelphia’s Air Management Services (AMS), a division of the Health Department, has the power and obligation to protect their … Continue reading Nicetown deserves better

POWER writes to the Mayor, connecting climate and racial justice

Dear Mayor Kenney, Thank you for your commitment to making Philadelphia a greener, more inclusive, and most importantly a racially equitable city for all. Through your pledge to a citywide transition to 100% renewable energy, your Rebuild proposal to create jobs and improve our libraries, parks and recreation centers, and for building a multi-racial coalition … Continue reading POWER writes to the Mayor, connecting climate and racial justice

What’s so bad about the Nicetown gas power plant?

Folks new to our campaign have asked... What’s so bad about the Nicetown gas power plant? It's a gas power plant to burn fracked gas to generate electricity for trains, planned by SEPTA, our transit agency. Mostly, we feel that the people have a right to breathe, and ask that SEPTA take the lead in … Continue reading What’s so bad about the Nicetown gas power plant?

How to unplug from fossil fuels?

There are lots of ways to plug in to campaigns to unplug fossil fuels; efforts to Keep It In The Ground; to halt Fossil Fuel Transport; to say No to any new Fossil Fuel Infrastructure; to Electrify Everything; and to Power It All with Renewable Electricity, While Building Racial and Economic Justice. But, you ask, … Continue reading How to unplug from fossil fuels?

The people have a right to breathe!

One after the other, people trailed into Panati Playground recreation center near 22nd and Allegheny last evening. It was odd that our transit agency, SEPTA, selected this site for the hearing, over a mile from their proposed gas power plant.  There was just one SEPTA representative present. A team of 5 people from our City’s … Continue reading The people have a right to breathe!

upcoming climate-related events thru June 30

See below for local events related to climate action & solutions. If we've missed an event from your group, please get them to me by Saturday for inclusion. now thru Mon Jun 26 / comment on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline  The Williams Transfer Company, the installers of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, have admitted that land in … Continue reading upcoming climate-related events thru June 30

Air Management: Please don’t OK SEPTA gas plant 

Please join us at a hearing sponsored by Philadelphia's Air Management Services (AMS). It's about approving SEPTA's gas power plant in Nicetown. AMS has said they want to hear us. And we need AMS to deny a permit for SEPTA's gas plant. Several of us plan to testify why AMS should reject the plant. We'll … Continue reading Air Management: Please don’t OK SEPTA gas plant 

upcoming climate-related events thru Jun 6 2017

See below for local events related to climate action & solutions. If we've missed an event from your group, please get them to us by Saturday for inclusion. Tue May 30 / 5-6p Ready for 100 / Philly  City Coho, 2401 Walnut St, Philadelphia  Regular planning meeting of the Ready For 100/Philadelphia project Discuss volunteer opportunities … Continue reading upcoming climate-related events thru Jun 6 2017