From our friends at Conservation Law Foundation, written by Bradley M. Campbell—read the case for why it's time to break our addiction to fossil fuels.
Gas Leak Allies (including Mothers Out Front and HEET) are in the news!
[Nathan Phillips has] been working with the Gas Leaks Allies — a partnership of groups that typically focus on the environmental impacts of natural gas and other fossil fuels. At the same time, safety has always been part of the discussion. But now, that’s moved to the forefront.
Zeyneb Magavi is part of two organizations that are in the Gas Leaks Allies: Mothers Out Front and HEET. She said this crisis illustrates the dangers of natural gas. “It's shocking and yet not surprising,” she said. “And it creates a sense of urgency about moving to a safer solution for our society.”
Thank you to Mother Out Front Sarah Partan of Amherst for #UsingHerMomVoice and congratulations for getting published!
"It is time for us to leave gas in the past and make a rapid transition to renewable energy for our own immediate safety, our families’ health, and the health of the planet.
That is why I chose to join Mothers Out Front, a nonpartisan movement working to swiftly transition our society to renewable energy. I encourage you to join too, or join another group working toward solutions. Or help by urging your school, your gym, your place of worship or your grocery store to switch to renewables."
Read more here:
"Thousands of residents were evacuated after the explosions last Thursday. Most were allowed back into their homes on Sunday, but while many had electric power, they might not see their gas service restored for weeks. …
Enter The Gas Leak Allies, a group including Mothers Out Front to HEET along with other environmental groups and scientists such as Philips and Boston resident John Lerner. One of their long-term projects is to introduce induction stoves as a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative to gas cooking, but the gas disaster gave urgency to their work."
Mothers Out Front Chemung County's Heather Stanton was in a TV report about #RiseForClimate in Elmira, NY! She let them know why she's taking action. Way to go Heather!
Read Robyn Purchia's column in the San Francisco Examiner profiling the #BrownsLastChance Campaign:
During a heat wave last year, the night-time temperature in Amanda Senior’s San Jose home was 95 degrees. The air conditioning wasn’t working, and Senior was worried about her two young sons, who were only two and six-years old at the time. She did all she could to keep them healthy and comfortable, including letting her youngest sleep without his diaper. A dirty, wet bed was the least of her concerns.
“I was concerned when I woke up the next morning, they may not,” Senior, a volunteer with the nonprofit Mothers Out Front, told me. “I can only imagine how worried other mothers who have no air conditioning must have been for their children.”
Read the whole column here:
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."