Earth Minute: State of the Union and the ‘Reinvention of Our Energy Sector’

Global Justice Ecology Project’s Anne Petermann discusses President Obama’s State of the Union Speech in this week’s Earth Minute. Listen to Earth Minute on the Sojourner Truth Show on KPFK Radio. In his recent State of the Union… Read More

President Obama’s ‘Reinvention of Energy Sector’

  Listen to a complimentary radio interview with Rachel Smolker on KPFA’s Flashpoint here. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked of having “reinvented our energy sector.” He also said the “auto industry just had… Read More

Know Where Your Bridge Is Going Before You Build It

By Rachel Smolker Originally published on The Huffington Post. For years we have been told that corn ethanol was a “bridge” to more advanced biofuels that would be better for the environment. Similarly, we were sold the bill… Read More

COP21: Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition, Speaks on Paris Agreement Draft

PARIS, FRANCE – Simone Lovera of the Global Forest Coalition appeared as a panelist inside COP21 to comment on a draft of the Paris Agreement. Other panelists were Eberto Diaz, La Via Campesina, Jose Bravo, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance,… Read More

The Phantom of the COP21 opera: bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Note: GE tree scientists in Belgium and elsewhere are promoting genetically engineered poplars as a potential feedstock for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage, or BECCS.  This ridiculous geoengineering scheme is thoroughly debunked by Oli Munnion from Campaign… Read More

Biomyths: Bioenergy carbon neutrality myth is a time bomb under proposed climate deal

8 Dec, 2015 The Global Forest Coalition [1] has launched a new report at the Paris climate talks today titled “Biomyths, the Costly Carbon Scam of Bioenergy”. [2] The report exposes how large-scale bioenergy is being promoted as a… Read More

Report warns of science-fiction solution being promoted at Paris Climate Conference

The following release and report from Biofuelwatch shows that relying on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) as a quick-fix climate solution “is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.” The release coincides with the global climate negotiations in Paris…. Read More

“​The Growing Threat” STOP GE Trees Tour In Eugene

Our panel of speakers presented at the Maitreya Ecovillage in Eugene, attended by members of the village, Cascadia Forest Defenders, and more folks from Southern Oregon Rising Tide. The ecovillage uses alternative energy, permaculture, and community building practices… Read More

GE TREES FALL Pacific Northwest Tour has begun!

We kicked off the STOP GE TREES Pacific Northwest tour on October 12th in the only counties in Oregon state to successfully ban genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Jackson and Josephine. Thank you for inviting us into your communities Ashland and Grants… Read More

BREAKING: Anti-Fracking Activists Take Direct Action at Colorado Governor’s Mansion

Dear Friends, Just now, anti-fracking activists in Denver Colorado have erected a 20 foot mock wooden oil derrick in front of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s mansion in a posh Denver neighborhood demanding an end to the practice in… Read More