“Although I felt betrayed by my country during my time at the UN Conference on Climate Change, I felt an immense amount of solidarity with other Americans who felt morally responsible to stand for the truth.” College student, climate activist and CARI member Lauren Maunus describes her experience attending COP23 last month.
Yesterday, Invenergy and the RI oil lobby sponsored a private influence-peddling breakfast event. Their guests included OER head Carol Grant and ISO-New England CEO Gordon van Welie. Outside in the cold, we protested in the name of science.
CARI member Mary Pendergast wrote this letter to Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation requesting action to allow FEMA recovery funds to be used for renewable-energy infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
With only a few hours’ notice, an event organized by CARI and the RI Student Climate Coalition drew over 40 Rhode Islanders to protest the EPA’s decision to ban its scientists from speaking at a science workshop in Providence.
Our rally at the NGA 2017 meeting in Providence delivered a message to the gathered nation’s governors: quit stalling and get moving on ending fossil fuel use, before it’s too late for our collective future.