Warned: Democratic Party candidates should not count on the support of voters concerned about climate change
Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 3, 2014. People from a wide variety of organizations will protest Democrats at their national headquarters (400 South Capitol Street) on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM for their failure to address climate change. They will be delivering a letter to Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz that excoriates the party for putting forward policies that are counterproductive and actually make climate change worse.
They will show how the Democratic Party is corrupted by the oil and gas industry with signs showing Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo and other party leaders in bed with Big Oil and they will be delivering pillows with corporate logos so they can be comfortable.
They warn the Democrats that the climate justice movement will oppose them in elections writing “Siding with the fossil fuel industry is no longer the path of least political resistance.” The event comes as the IPCC is rising alarms on climate change and after 400,000 people marched in New York City at the People’s Climate March.
The letter begins:
The actions taken by the Democratic Party to address the climate crisis have not only been inadequate, they have been counterproductive. We are writing to let you know that Democratic Party candidates should not count on the support of voters who recognize the urgent need to put in place effective solutions to the climate crisis.
The Democratic Party’s support for the dirty energy industry’s “all of the above” energy strategy, mislabeling fracked gas and nuclear energy as ‘bridges to a clean energy economy’ and the increased export of dirty fuels have directly caused greater Greenhouse Gas emissions as well as harm to public health, the environment and the economy. The extreme extraction of fossil and nuclear fuels through unconventional methods such as hydrofracking and mountaintop removal have been and continue to be responsible for contamination of the air, land and water and significant suffering, disease and death. The transport of these substances by pipeline and train have caused further damage and leave communities at risk for catastrophic events such as major pipeline spills and oil train explosions.
Read the full letter here: http://www.popularresistance.org/open-letter-democratic-party-failing-on-the-climate-crisis/
The protest is part of a week-long series of actions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that began Monday morning and continues through Friday. Protesters will be shutting down FERC with sit-ins and other actions.