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sTOP kING cOAL: Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance


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Coaltastrophe Threatens Oakland

The current focus of this campaign is to stop the threat of coal being transported into Oakland by rail for export overseas.  Despite the opposition of the City Council, the Mayor, and numerous other politicians “saying” they don’t want this new threat, the proposal remains on the table

Coal Rally picturesWe need a massive uprising of concerned residents, not only but mainly in Oakland, to “buck up” our political representatives to effectively challenge the coal terminal developer.  If they cannot use their political muscle to stop the coal, then going to court, backed by the overwhelming majority of Oakland residents, will be the inevitable next step. Continue reading sTOP kING cOAL: Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance

Record #Coal Expansion dooming the Planet. Stop them NOW

coal vs bikeThe Road To Climate Disaster Is Paved With Coal: 1,200 New Coal Plants Planned Around The World

By Stephen Lacey  New data from the World Meteorological Organization showed that carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide levels hit record highs in 2011. As of last year, concentrations of CO2 — one of the most abundant heat-trapping gases — hit 390.9 parts per million. (350 ppm is what many scientists say is the upper limit on “safe” levels of CO2).

According to WMO, we’ve seen a 30 percent increase in “radiative forcing” — i.e. the amount of heat trapped on earth — since 1990.

To prevent climate breakdown, coal burning should be in steep decline. Far from it: the International Energy Agency reports that global use of the most carbon-dense fossil fuel is climbing by around 200 million tonnes a year(10). This helps to explain why global emissions are rising so fast.

To stop at +2 degrees most fossil fuels already discovered must stay in the ground. Developing new coal, oil, gas and fracking is plainly climate suicide, and would be banned but for the criminal sabotage by these same Corporations of climate mitigation talks. Prospecting for more fossil fuels is clearly a crime against the planet. In this scenario any citizens action to stop this is morally justified, no matter how ”illegal” it may be. Continue reading Record #Coal Expansion dooming the Planet. Stop them NOW