Photos from Our Power Campaign, Climate Justice Alliance.
Below is a storify of the national day of action against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan which people see as rhetorical cover for expanding the use of methane gas, which is usually fracked gas, incinerators to burn waste and nuclear power. On Tuesday January 19th, activists with the Climate Justice Alliance’s (CJA) Our Power Campaign met with EPA administrators and held rallies outside of EPA offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The actions called for stronger safeguards for frontline communities and a “just transition” to a clean energy future. The called for community-based solutions and transition to a clean energy future. Clean energy does not include methane gas, incinerators or nuclear energy.
The Our Power Plan calls on policymakers to “fulfill the true game-changing potential” of the CPP, including:
- Ensuring significant representation and decision-making power for communities overburdened by climate impacts;
- Working with frontline communities to develop definitions, indicators, and tracking & response systems;
- Not incentivizing dirty, extractive energy;
- Strengthening worker protections; and
- Strengthening the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) to make sure low-income communities really benefit from energy efficiency and renewable energy.