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Dr. Brian Henning joins WELC board of directors

The Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Brian Henning to its board of directors. Dr. Brian G. Henning is professor of philosophy and of environmental studies at Gonzaga...

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Two really important actions @westernlaw, with our awesome partners, have taken in the last 48 hours to align the federal public lands + minerals oil & gas program with the urgency demanded by the climate crisis:

The Federal Land Policy and Management Act mandates prevention of “unnecessary or undue degradation” of public lands, & requires @Interior to protect land values and conditions for future generations.

So let's use it to do that.

Our petition: https://tinyurl.com/2z77m5jr

Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

- Nearly half of existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say

#climatecrisis
@IISD_news @PriceofOil

Story by me
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/17/shut-down-fossil-fuel-production-sites-early-to-avoid-climate-chaos-says-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Ceasing new fossil fuel development is not enough - existing oil, gas, and coal extraction sites need to be closed to stay within 1.5C according to a new study led by @priceofoil and @IISD_news

Read more here: https://ioppublishing.org/news/study-existing-oil-gas-and-coal-extraction-sites-need-to-be-closed-down-to-stay-within-1-5c-findings-show
#FossilFuels #ClimateCrisis #JustTransition

Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/17/shut-down-fossil-fuel-production-sites-early-to-avoid-climate-chaos-says-study?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

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