What do you know about wind energy? Do you want to learn more? Check out Neely Kelley, Senior Organizer with Mothers Out Front, on a panel about wind energy on Connections with Evan Dawson!
Congratulations to Mothers Out Front Puget Sound for the published LTE!
We are Mothers Out Front, a group that wants to provide a livable future for all children. We have seen the worsening of our air quality and the decline in our natural environment. We worry about what life will look like for our kids. The good news is each of us can do something to preserve our safety and to re-create the natural beauty of our area. Please vote for I-1631 to protect Washington and our children’s future.
One of the biggest challenges we all face is making sure community members are aware of fossil fuel infrastructure work in their neighborhoods. Virginia activists are bringing everyone together to keep people informed.
Members of the Berkley and South Norfolk communities listened intently as panelists spoke about why two pipelines are a danger to the community. The meeting was organized by three organizations: The Chesapeake Pipeline Resistance, Mothers Out Front and The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, to bring an open and honest discussion about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Southside Connector Pipeline.
"We passed the construction coming into the neighborhood," said Kim Miller with Mothers Out Front. Miller said she moved into the neighborhood recently and discovered many of her neighbors don't know what's happening. "Our streets are being diverted. People are thinking they're fixing the roads. I don't think Virginia Natural Gas was doing enough to educate their community they were putting natural gas in their backyards."
Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads in the news calling into question whether the "natural" gas being piped in is necessary!
Mothers Out Front insists that local consumers of natural gas will bear the cost of the infrastructure through raised energy bills and that African-American communities will be disproportionately affected by many negative aspects of the pipelines.
August 28, 2018 - Today is a historic day!! This evening, in a bipartisan vote, the California state Assembly passed Senate Bill 100. Once Governor Brown signs it into law next month, the fifth largest economy in the world will be on track to be powered entirely with clean electricity by 2045!
Make no mistake, this is a victory of the people over the fossil fuel industry.SB 100 was heavily opposed by PG&E and the Western States Petroleum Association, the most influential lobby in Sacramento. Yet their money was drowned out in a sea of petitions, postcards, calls, tweets, and lobby visits from a grassroots coalition of consumers, people of faith, environmental justice advocates, labor unions, scientists--and moms!
Story by Mother Out Front Edith Buhs
June 7, I made my way to Boston University to catch Mayor Walsh at the International Mayor's Climate Summit taking place one day ahead of the United States Conference of Mayors' 86th Annual Meeting. Mayor Walsh would be speaking at a press conference with Secretary of State John Kerry to officially announce his proposal that cities purchase renewable power together. Wearing my Mothers Out Front uniform, black t-shirt and black pants, I hoped to press him on the implementation of Community Choice Energy.
VIDEO: Congratulations to Chemung County Mother Out Front Heather Stanton for being #InTheNews and interviewed on TV while advocating for solar energy!
"'It's really important because we are concerned about a livable climate for our children and to achieve that we need to move in a just way toward renewable energy and away from fossil fuels which are the primary cause of climate change,' said Chemung County Mothers Out Front Team Coordinator, Heather Stanton."
Adelita Serena of Woodland, one of the participants in the rally and press conference, emphasized what is at stake if the Legislature passes AB 813.
“I’m here for our children’s future,” said Serena, a member of Mothers Out Front. “As a mother, I’m concerned about the increasing risk to our kids if AB 813 passes through the Legislature. This bill would put the control of California’s electricity grid into the hands of the Trump administration and California would be at great risk. I urge folks to call their local senators to stop this bill from becoming law.”
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On August 12th, mothers gathered for the first time at a Mothers Out Front House Party in Woodland to join in the #RiseForClimate campaign and push our leaders toward clean energy policies for our families.
August 14, 207 - Lisa Marshall, Mothers Out Front, spoke at the No Cayuga Fracked Gas Press Conference. Other speakers included author and biologist Sandra Steingraber, and anti-fracking activist filmmaker Josh Fox. Lisa called on Governor Cuomo to #WalkTheTalkOnClimate.
“Governor Cuomo, you have heard all the science and all the facts. Please listen to the mothers who have to look their children in the eye each day and explain to them why the planet is burning.” said Lisa Marshall of Mothers Out Front.“I'm here today representing thousands of New York mothers asking you to shut off the gas for the sake of all children! We implore you to kickstart an energy revolution in New York that will lead us to swift, just and complete transition off of fossil fuels. You can start in Tompkins County with the Cayuga Power Plant.”