Policy and Advocacy
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Clean energy advocates and activists joined hands at hundreds of events on Saturday, in a display of unity against off-shore oil drilling and hopefulness for a clean energy future. Hands Across the Sand is a movement that is "not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry."
The PR battle has continues between Obama and BP. With the climax occurring today between BP top brass and Obama at the White House, another major danger continues to spread in the Gulf, BP's widespread use of Corexit toxic dispersants. More than 1,000,000 gallons has been deployed by BP in an effort to break up surface and underwater oil.
California is one step closer to a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
As oil from the ongoing Deepwater BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico approaches the U.S. coastline, wildlife preservationists are redoubling efforts to protect and safe the diverse animal life that flourishes in the region. Hundreds of animals have already died as a result of the oil spill, including sea turtles, dolphins, and birds. Check on conservation efforts taking place now via this story (and the photos below) from the NRDC's OnEarth blog.
Thirty six days after the original Deep Horizon explosion and the beginning of the United States' worst eco-crisis ever, BP will seek to end this oil spill nightmare with its two-day Top Kill procedure. The cement mud mix would effectively plug the well, the latest in many failed attempts to end the oil spill. In the latest effort to quell the spill and public dissatisfaction, BP will show the procedure live on video. But what remains to be seen is what will finally be killed, the oil spill or the last vestiges of public trust for BP and the Obama Administration's crisis response team.
Over 500 of America’s oldest mountains have been destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining – but a majority of Americans don’t realize that they are connected to this destruction through their electricity. We need to get this message out across the country and put the pressure on Washington to end mountaintop removal.
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Cleaning up seems to be a prescient topic with the horrible BP oil spill (see a recent satellite image here)facing the country and Gulf States in particular. It's too bad that it takes an accident of this nature to focus our attention on this region's beautiful resources and its conservation efforts.
The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth wrapped up its four days of non-stop working activism a little over a week ago. Located in the small Bolivian town of Tiquipaya, right on the outskirts of Cochabamba, the WPCCC was a collective effort to gather the voices of activists, indigenous people and the global community at large into a collective document. This document titled Submission from the Plurinational State of Bolivia to UNFCCC would include the People's Declaration Agreement on Climate Change and the Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. Static Photography had the chance to head down to South America to photograph this event which sparked a strengthened voice in the people's movement around climate change.