If you know Jim Probst you probably know that he is working hard to get Congress to MOVE us into renewable, clean energy. He started the state's first Citizens' Climate Lobby and now..
Jim is going to Washington June 23 and 24 to talk to our Members of Congress about a fee on carbon that would be returned to American households so that we can afford to transition into a new era of energy.
We need people like you to take 10 minutes on Monday, June 23, to call Senators Rockefeller and Manchin and Reps. McKinley, Capito and Rahall and let them know that you support Jim and a transition to clean energy.
Can you help Jim by letting Washington know we are behind him? Can you forward this to your friends? Thank you!
You probably have the phone numbers already, but if needed:
Sen. Rockefeller (202) 224-6472
Sen. Manchin(202) 224-3954
Rep. McKinley (202) 225-4172
Rep. Capito (202) 225-2711
Rep. Rahall (202) 225-3452
Call Monday, June 23 and ask for action on climate change. It helps Jim
to mention his name or "Citizens Climate Lobby" and state that you
support a revenue-neutral carbon fee. This
While you’ve got them on the phone, be sure to thank Senators Manchin and Rockefeller for sponsoring S.J.Res.19, the joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. This is a tough battle for the senators because the case of Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission
1. Found that free speech rights are about the speech, not the speaker (in other words, it doesn’t matter who’s speaking, but that speaking is taking place.)
2. The case reconfirmed the notion of corporate personhood.
Since political speech is the most important First Amendment right,
constraint of free speech must meet strict scrutiny.
Check out this website for more information.
Cross-Country Tour Of Fracking Investigation To Use Zero Gasoline
Investigative News Team Booking ‘Triple Divide’ Screenings Across U.S.
This summer, communities across the Unites States will have the opportunity to witness investigative documentary Triple Divide about fracking in the Marcellus Shale, a feature debut of journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman of Public Herald.
The team will tour the U.S. in a Tesla Motors Model S, a long-range, all-electric sedan, and test the company’s nationwide Supercharger system where the electric cars can be quickly recharged for free. The directors aim to cross the U.S. using zero gasoline and emitting zero greenhouse gas pollution.
“Triple Divide is about how water and energy connect us all,” said Troutman. An investigation of impacts from fracking in Pennsylvania, Triple Divide has been called “a bombshell" and will tour from June thru November thanks to a grant from the Investigative News Network with support from the Knight Foundation.
According to Pribanic and Troutman, who also co-founded the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald, Triple Divide reveals how one state’s ‘world-class regulations’ fail to protect people, communities, and the environment.
“The public isn’t seeing the full scale of impacts from fracking either because regulators are mismanaging the data or decisions are made based on politics instead of science,” says Pribanic. “The impacts we encountered in Triple Divide are systemic, but we can learn from these experiences so that the stories of those interviewed are not in vain.”
The journalists aim to bring together people on any side of the issue to discuss solutions, such as the #Fileroom project which Public Herald began to help the public track human and environmental health complaints by digitizing and mapping hard-to-get government oil and gas files.
“Pennsylvania has some of the best environmental laws in the country, but they aren't being enforced," says Troutman. "And major problems like the 'Pressure Bulb' effect from fracking, which we cover in Triple Divide, aren't a part of state or federal regulations at all."
Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates the documentary and added his voice to the project after seeing the film just weeks before its release. Ruffalo’s nonprofit, Water Defense, also investigates water testing and protection measures, and he is a co-founder of The Solutions Project.
Public Herald also seeks solutions to increase its sustainability, which is why the team chose Tesla Motors for its transportation. “Imagine crossing the country without using a single drop of gasoline,” said Troutman. “Tesla’s model may be a way to lessen the impact of fossil fuels on society and the climate. We’ll share our review of the experience online, and those who attend screenings will get to check out the car in person.”
Triple Divide’s namesake, the triple continental divide in Pennsylvania, is one of four highly unique watersheds in North America. It’s where three major rivers begin and flow to separate ends of the continent, providing drinking water for millions of people and hundreds of communities downstream.
The filmmakers will have screenings in West Virginia, Virginia, North
Carolina, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, California, Colorado, Montana, and
Michigan with stops in between. For a detailed list of screening times
and locations, visit
Sunday, June 29 at 2pm at Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling
In response to the January 2014 chemical spill, New Brooklyn Theater
announces a new site-specific production of An Enemy of the People,
Henrik Ibsen's classic play about poisoned water and poisoned politics.
Performances will play on a custom-built, site-specific stage in the
Kanawha River overlooking the West Virginia State Capitol at the Public
Access Dock (Porters Hollow in Charleston, next to the Frontier
Building, 1500 MacCorkle Ave SE).
Thur. Jun 26 7:30 pm
Fri. Jun 27 7:30 pm
Sat. Jun 28 7:30 pm
Sun. Jun 29 7:30 pm
Artists Working in Alliance to Restore the Environment (AWARE) is hosting an Art Sale and Music Event on Thursday, July 3 from 7-11pm at the Woman’s Club. Suggested minimum donation is $25. There will be snacks and a cash bar.
Enjoy music by Qiet, the Carpenter Ants, Colleen Anderson and George Castelle, Trish Anslet, Jeff Ellis, Paul Epstein, Mike Pushkin, and Andy Park! Art will be featured by Mark Blumenstein, Stephanie Danz, Ginger Danz, Al Peery, and more!
Doors open at 6:30pm. Advance tickets for sale at CAG.
Registration is now open for our upcoming Our Children Our Future regional policy workshops. Each policy workshop will allow campaign partners the opportunity to participate in trainings on voter registration, local policy change, and policy advocacy trainings. Local champions, consisting of community members and legislators, will participate in a panel discussing how to effectively advocate for our children and families.
Regional Workshops are on the following dates and at the listed location:
Northern Regional Workshop July 22,2014
Eastern Regional Workshop July 29,2014
Central Regional Workshop July 24,2014
Southern Regional Workshop July 17,2014
Erin’s Law and many other hard hitting proposals will be discussed at these workshops.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to attend, share, and learn about the issues our campaign partners are working on. Registration is below:
SOUTHERN REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9g0w5shb8595527
Northern Regional Workshop Registration: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9g2os2985cb8826
CENTRAL REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9drgh2ye3585b71
EASTERN REGIONAL REGISTRATION: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=a79xazcab&oeidk=a07e9g2sgc46b97f994