FW: 350.org Today's announcement.
From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:58:54 -0700 (PDT)
You might want to inform 350MN.org of this upcoming major event!  They are 
probably aware, but should start posting it.

Sent to me by the PJEP team which hosts MAP's online Action website.



Peace,
Madeline

Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:19:17 -0500
From: marcia [at] andrewlehman.com
To: craig.heinke [at] gmail.com; laurel.pjep [at] gmail.com; phunt45 [at] 
aol.com; madeline-mpls [at] msn.com; riegle [at] svsu.edu
Subject: Fwd: Today's announcement.

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            Subject:
            
            Today's announcement.
          
          
            Date: 
            Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:57:03 +0000
          
          
            From: 
            Bill McKibben - 350.org <350 [at] 350.org>
          
          
            Reply-To:
            
            Bill McKibben - 350.org <350 [at] 350.org>
          
          
            To: 
            Marcia Bernsten <marcia [at] andrewlehman.com>
          
        
      
      

      

      
      
        
        Dear Friends,

        Earlier today President Obama announced new proposals for
          regulating carbon emissions from power plants.

        They're a good thing -- some advocates think they could be
          stronger; others are powerfully supportive. To me, most of
          all, they seem obvious, the kind of thing that should have
          happened many administrations ago, and that I’m glad are
          happening now.

        And the reason they're happening now is...you.

        As we've built a climate movement together with our allies
          and all of you, politicians have finally begun to sense that
          they have some space to act, and some pressure to move into
          that space. If Beyond Coal and Mountain Justice Summer and
          countless other organizations and campaigns hadn’t made coal
          an easy target; if the Keystone and fossil fuel divestment
          campaigns hadn’t turned up the heat on climate change; if
          hundreds of thousands of you hadn’t marched and written and
          emailed, then today’s announcement would not have come.

        And since much much much more needs to happen, we'll
            all need to turn up the volume in the months ahead. That’s
            why it’s so essential that we all turn out in glorious force
            in New York City the weekend of September 20 for the People's
              Climate March -- save the date and RSVP
              as soon as possible. We're going to raise the volume
            high enough that the momentum for change will accelerate,
            not stall. 

        By themselves, these individual decisions -- about power
          plant emissions, about Keystone and tar sands, about coal
          ports and fracking, about fossil fuel subsidies and divestment
          -- don’t turn the tide on climate change. But make no mistake:
          movement pressure is starting to bring results.

        The pieces are in place for real progress, but the pieces
          won’t move themselves. We
            need to keep showing up. Now more than ever.

        Onwards, 

        Bill McKibben for the whole team at 350.org

        
        More Info

        "Unveiling New Carbon Plan, E.P.A. Focuses on Flexibility" -
          The New York Times: www.nyti.ms/1mJaI7m

        "8 Things You Should Know About The Biggest Thing A
          President’s Ever Done On Climate Change" - Think Progress: 
www.thkpr.gs/1kixaHx

        "New Carbon Rules the Next Step in Obama’s War on Coal" -
          Time: www.ti.me/1hpyc4k 

        Statements from
            other Organizations

        "EPA Announces New Limits on Carbon Pollution that Will
          Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change" - NRDC:  
www.switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/epa_announces_new_limits_on_ca.html
        

          
        "Obama Power Plant Plan Doesn't Cut Carbon Pollution
          Quickly Enough" - Center For Biological Diversity: 
www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/power-plants-06-02-2014.html
         
        "Next to Nothing for Climate in Obama
          Plan" - Carbon Tax Center: 
www.carbontax.org/blogarchives/2014/06/02/next-to-nothing-for-climate-in-obama-plan
        

          

        
        
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