End the Climate Change Debate

Lately I have noticed a lot of false equivalence in the media. What's crazier still is the way they are often touted as something to be proud of. As though the cliché phrase “there are two sides to every story” were a golden rule for newscasters to live by. I think that we need to push back on this idea.

End the Climate Change Debate, Come to Power Shift

Submitted by Alex on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 18:49

Cross-posted from the Energy Justice Network blog.  This post was authored by Ljubica Sarafov, KEY Coalition member.

Lately I have noticed a lot of false equivalence in the media. What’s crazier still is the way they are often touted as something to be proud of. As though the cliché phrase “there are two sides to every story” were a golden rule for newscasters to live by. I think that we need to push back on this idea.

New Year, New Work

I hope you have been enjoying the break, holidays, winter weather and new year. New Year is probably my favorite holiday of the year, and it's not just because of the parties. New Year is a time of serious reflection. A time to look back on the past year and consider what you did, and what kind of impact you are having on the world around you. Here at Energy Justice Network we are proud of the work did in 2010 and eager to raise the bar in 2011. Here are some of our current projects.

 

Power Shift 2011

Mine. Yours. Ours.

That was the campaign tagline someone suggested in the "How to Keep Them Out" strategy session of the 2010 National People's Oil and Gas Summit in Pittsbugh, PA (Nov. 19 and 20, 2010).  I jotted it down because I thought it would be a fitting slogan to allude to a campaign to slow, stop, and antagonize the oil and gas industry. After all, for me, living in Philadelphia, gas drilling is about MY water, MY tax dollars, MY politicians.