January 21, 2018

NYC Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

The lawsuit against Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell and ConocoPhillips is the latest from a coastal city seeking to hold fossil fuel producers accountable
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News, January 11, 2018

Sandy floods NYC (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over Continue reading

NYC Will Divest Pension Funds from Fossil Fuel Companies

New York City is taking historic steps to address the very real dangers of climate change
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmogBlog, January 10, 2018

Today New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced a goal to divest New York City’s pension funds from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years. This makes … Continue reading

Scotland Announces Fracking Ban

Calls for U.S. to Do the Same
By Julia Conley, NaturalBlaze, October 3, 2027

Read more about the Scottish fracking ban in The Guardian


Environmental groups from around the world applauded Scotland on Tuesday for its decision to ban fracking, following an overwhelming public outcry against the practice—and called for … Continue reading

France Plans to End Oil and Gas Production by 2040

France would become the first country to phase out all oils and gas exploration and production
By Reuters, September 6, 2017

France plans to pass legislation this year to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production on its mainland and overseas territories by 2040, becoming the first country … Continue reading

3 Years Left to Turn the Corner on Global Warming

a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020
By Andrew Freedman, Mashable, June 29, 2017

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal Nature by several high-profile Continue reading

Join the Global Movement for Fossil Fuel Divestment

A comprehensive guide to the basics of divestment: what it means, why the urgency and how it impacts climate change
By Emma Howard, The Guardian, June 23, 2015

Rally for Fossil Fuel Divestment in Boston, MA

What is Fossil Fuel Divestment?

Divestment is the opposite of investment – it is … Continue reading

Study Finds Rise in Methane in PA Gas Country

Readings showed a rise in the potent greenhouse gas from 2012 to 2015, and the region’s boom in natural gas production is likely to blame
By Zahra Hirji, Inside Climate News, February 11, 2017

Read more on this topic from Drexel University

Photo by J. Douglas Goetz

New research shows … Continue reading

Media Silent as Native Americans Successfully Halt Construction on Oil Pipeline

The pipeline could pollute a crucial source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux and Lakota Sioux and it intrudes on their sacred lands
By Brianna Acuesta, Nation of Change, August 20, 2016

More from David Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Note the use of Continue reading

March for Clean Energy July 24!

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Join the March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, Sunday, July 24

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, thousands will march for action to prevent climate catastrophe and present these demands directly to current and future policy makers:

Ban Fracking Now
Keep
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New Film by Josh Fox at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, June 25

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at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY
7 p.m. on Saturday June 25

To reserve seats please rsvp to: dcs@DamascusCitizens.org
Donations requested
Josh Fox and a panel after the film

The science on climate change is telling us we need to keep 80% of known fossil fuels in the ground. … Continue reading