Climate change has been impossible to ignore this summer. Extreme heat waves and droughts sparked fires around the world and cloaked California in hazardous smoke.
While less visible than orange skies and wildfire evacuations, our dependence on carbon-rich fuels is changing how our children are growing up. About 5.4 million Californians, primarily in low-income communities, live within a mile of an oil or gas well and breathe polluted air. Some children report near daily nosebleeds, dizziness and nausea. Poor air quality and extreme heat make outdoor play hazardous.Read more
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.
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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Congratulations to Arlington Mothers Out Front, exceeding their goal to get opt-ins for CCA and for being #InTheNews!
"Since CCA rolled out in August 2017, Mothers out Front set goals for the amount of opt ups they wanted to see. From August to December, their goal was 200. They ended up with 395.
'And then we thought, okay that was just because everybody got that letter so we said okay for this next year, 2018, we’ll set a goal of an additional 100 but then by April we’d blown through that so now we’ve had to up our goal again,' said co-coordinator Nili Pearlmutter.'"
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Read a mother's message to Governor Cuomo:
Two new proposed projects in our area threaten our ability to prevent further climate change. They are the Cayuga Power Plant’s proposal to repower its facility with natural gas, and Cornell’s North Campus Dorm project, which proposes to power the buildings’ heat and electricity with natural gas.
How the framers of these two projects could have conceived of them without considering their contributions to climate change boggles the mind.
Thank you Mother Out Front Elisa Evett! Read the whole letter by clicking below:
MA - Thank you to Mother Out Front Sarah Simon for sharing this shout out to Mothers Out Front in MA:
"Hooray! Senator Barrett gave Mothers Out Front the credit for the new gas utility requirement to account for all lost natural gas. We're in the last sentence of this summary of the new Mass energy law! CONGRATULATIONS!!"