Policy and civic engagement is key to achieving climate justice. Policy developed and implemented by legislators has real and tangible impacts on our communities every day.
We need representatives from our communities, and legislators that represent our interests. We must continue pushing for climate justice by demanding policy that serves our needs and interests, and by building community power to elect climate champions.
Sept 23 TAKE ACTION: KILL THE DIRTY DEAL
Manchin side deal
September 22, 2022
Manchin API Permitting Side Deal
Within the deal to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, the largest climate investment in the history of the United States, are massive fossil fuel handouts. Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin are trying to attach separate legislation (Manchin’s fossil fuel wish list) that fast tracks fossil fuel permit approval and harms community and regulatory efforts. We cannot lock in more fossil fuel development, and we cannot call a fossil fuel bill a climate win.
August 12, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act is hailed as a landmark accomplishment of the Biden Administration and the largest legislative climate investment in U.S. history. While the IRA pushes for increased renewable production and investment, it is tied to dangerous and irresponsible continued fossil fuel extraction that will harm frontline communities already bearing the brunt of the climate crisis. We demand no more fossil fuels, and climate legislation for the earth, not industry.
WV v. EPA
June 30, 2022
Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions (that cause climate change) from power plants. Congress and SCOTUS are not climate experts – they are unqualified to make decisions on climate science and environmental protections that will impact billions of people.
Roe v. wade
June 24, 2022
Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision that granted access to abortion under the United States constitution for half a century, was struck down by our right wing extremist court. Gender justice and climate struggle are deeply intertwined. A movement for environmental rights requires fighting for the freedom of all historically marginalized communities and peoples.
As we work to embed our strikes in larger campaigns, we’re expanding more deliberately into the policy space. If you’re interested in helping us do that, please reach out!