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Flashpoint!

Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Heads to
Federal Appeals Court

By: Our Children's Trust Nov. 17, 2017 12:22PM EST

 

There has been a significant development in the constitutional climate change lawsuit so far successfully prosecuted by 21 youth plaintiffs: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to hear oral argument over whether the Trump administration can evade trial currently set for Feb. 5, 2018. Oral arguments will be heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Dec. 11 and can be watched on a live stream beginning at 10 a.m. PST.

The subject of oral arguments will be the Trump administration's extraordinary mandamus petition filed in June, which seeks the Ninth Circuit's review of U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken's 2016 denial of motions to dismiss in Juliana v. United States. In their petition, Trump, et al., claim irreparable harm for having to participate in the ordinary pre-trial discovery process and go to trial. The next step in the case would ordinarily be for the Trump administration to face the youth and their scientific evidence at trial, and then later appeal an adverse ruling after a final judgement in the case.

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Need to Know News

Oil Exploration in Arctic Ocean Approved by Trump Administration as ANWR Drilling Bill Moves Forward

A polar bear in Alaska's Beaufort Sea. World Wildlife Fund

By Lorraine Chow Nov. 29, 2017 08:51AM EST

The fight against new Arctic drilling took a major setback on Tuesday. On the same day that the Senate Budget Committee passed a bill allowing oil and natural gas drilling in Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration granted oil company Eni's request to explore for oil in nearby Alaska waters.

The Department of Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued the permit to Eni yesterday, allowing the oil giant to drill exploratory wells in the Beaufort Sea as early as next month. “Achieving American energy dominance moved one step closer today with the approval of Arctic exploration operations on the Outer Continental Shelf for the first time in more than two years," the department boasted.

In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that initiated the process of rolling back former President Obama's 2016 ban on any new off shore oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Exploratory drilling will take place on Spy Island, a man-made artificial island approximately three miles offshore of Oliktok Point. Eni, which has sat on its leases in the Beaufort Sea for more than a decade, says the new development could lead to the creation of 100-150 jobs in the region and new production of 20,000 barrels of oil per day.

"BSEE Alaska Region staff conducted a thorough and complete review of Eni's well design, testing procedures and safety protocol," said Mark Fesmire, BSEE Alaska Region director. "Exploration must be conducted safely, and responsibly in relation to the Arctic environment and we will continue to engage Eni as they move forward with drilling its exploratory well."

But environmental groups fiercely oppose oil and gas development in the area over risks of a potential spill and say that drilling in the Arctic will exacerbate global warming.

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Climate Change Clarity

Rex Tillerson’s Big Oil Ties Endanger the Climate
and National Security

By Cathleen Kelly  Posted on January 6, 2017, 9:51 am

Divest - keep it in the ground

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson

The direct link between climate change threats and the duties of the secretary of state is strong. As droughts, floods, heat waves, and other symptoms of a warming world increase both in number and intensity—throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Arctic, Europe, and the United States—the next U.S. secretary of state will face urgent pressure to curb climate change and manage the effects of a warming planet that can no longer be avoided. Failure to do so will damage the global economy and destabilize an already wobbly security landscape, with potentially dire consequences for U.S. national security interests.

The next U.S. secretary of state must, as Secretary John Kerry has, protect U.S. foreign policy and security interests and demonstrate a track record of personal and diplomatic credibility. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the job, former* ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, does not meet those qualifications.

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Thinking through the Solutions

Can Mushrooms Save The Honeybee & Our Food Supply?
By Host Defense Organic Mushrooms on April 21, 2016

James Dills and Paul Stamets at the Ashland Food Co-op, Ashland, OR, in front of their “Give Bees A Chance” endcap display.

Not so long ago our forests had huge amounts of wood debris decomposing from mycelium—a natural process for creating soil that also sustains a healthy habitat for insects, birds, bats, bees and mammals. Unfortunately, that wood debris is now being eliminated from the forests through our current logging practices and we are rapidly losing the habitat that sustains the balance of this eco-system. So what do organisms and species like the honeybee that have depended on this eco-system for millions of years do?

“I study mycology and the use of fungi to help clean up the environment, and improve the immune systems of humans and animals…and I began to think: we’ve gone to the moon, we’ve gone to Mars, and we don’t know the way of the bee? I believe I can do something 
to help the bees…” –Paul Stamets, D.Sc., mycologist, author, TED speaker, passionate innovator, and founder Host Defense Organic Mushrooms.

In his 2015 Bioneers presentation, Paul Stamets revealed the interconnectedness between bears, trees, mushrooms and bees. This series of connections may have led to an incredible discovery for the survival of the honeybee.  

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Our One & Only Planet

Best Country on Earth announces ALL animals will now be considered sentient creatures!
By Earth We Are One

 

A landmark court case in New Zealand has set a precedent that other countries would do well to follow.

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed last month, extends all animals similar rights as any other living creature. Citing that the animals can feel and think, it provides a new paradigm in how to deal with animal cruelty cases, as well as animal testing and research.

Animal rights activists are celebrating the decision, saying that "Animals are sentient is to state explicitly that they can experience both positie and negative emotions, including pain and ddistress. The explicitness is what is new and marks another step along the animal welfare journey."

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Policies & Politics

Mexico Revokes Monsanto's Permit to Market GMO Soy in Seven States

By Lorraine Chow Nov. 24, 2017 01:42PM EST

Monsanto has lost its permit to commercialize genetically modified (GMO) soy in seven Mexican states, Reuters reported.

Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA revoked the permit—a decision that the St. Louis-based seed giant called unjustified.

Citing a SENASICA document, Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that the permit was revoked after authorities detected Monsanto's GMO soy in unauthorized areas.

But Monsanto rejected that argument. According to a statement seen by Reuters, the company claimed that the authorities did not analyze how the soy on which their decision was based was sown.

Monsanto alleged that the permit was withdrawn on unwarranted legal and technical grounds and warned that it would take the necessary steps to safeguard its rights and those of farmers using the technology.

The permit revocation applies to the states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Monsanto's presence in Mexico has a storied history, especially over corn, the country's staple crop. The company has long wanted to grow corn in the country but earlier this year, a Mexican court upheld a 2013 ruling that stopped even pilot plots of GMO corn over how it could affect the environment, Reuters reported then.

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Featured Work

11th ANNUAL AREDAY SUMMIT, Aspen, CO August 2014

Featured President Jimmy Carter, Ted Turner, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Amory Lovins and more to promote the rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency strategies via demonstrations, presentations, performances, film screenings and dialogue.

 

Sally interviewing President Jimmy Carter

 

WECAN INTERNATIONAL

WECAN engages women grassroots activists, Indigenous and business leaders, scientists, policy makers, farmers, academics and culture-shapers in collaboration. Our goal is to stop the escalation of climate change and environmental and community degradation, while accelerating the implementation of sustainability solutions through women’s empowerment, partnerships, hands-on trainings, advocacy campaigns, and political, economic, social and environmental action.

www.wecaninternational.org
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SUCCESS SUMMIT IN BOULDER COLORADO 2014

Sally Ranney on "Grow Up, Stand Up, Speak Up"

 

Important Links to Check Out

AREI/AREDAY - American Renewable Energy Institute

A Matter of Degree - Climate Conversations with Sally Ranney

WECAN - Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, Int'l

IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature

CAI - Climate Accountability Institute

Lighthawk - Lighthawk Flies for Conservation

Laura Turner Seydel - Creating a Sustainable and Healthy Future for our Children

 

Favorite Quote

"It always seems impossible until it is done."
- Nelson Mandela

 

 

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