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The pipeline to hell

The pipeline to hell

How the Keystone XL pipeline can affect climate change An Editorial by Barbara Trypaluk, Green Party of New York State   Our country is at a major crossroads in terms of whether we will take serious action to address climate change—and the big game changer would be the Keystone XL pipeline. If completed, this pipeline would be 1700 miles long and transport 800,000 barrels of oil a day through the mid-section of our country from top to bottom. Stopping the…

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Tony Affigne Appointed Coastal Commissioner

Tony Affigne Appointed Coastal Commissioner

By David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware Dr. Anthony Affigne, a professor of political science at Providence College, a visiting professor of ethnic studies at Brown University, and Green Party member since its founding, was ap­pointed as a commissioner of the Coastal Resources Management Coun­cil (CR­MC) of Rhode Island by Gov­er­nor Lincoln Chaffee in May, 2011. Dr. Affigne sees this as an opportunity to review the effects of climate change on the coast. In a Green Pages interview in 2009…

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Mayor of Fairfax addresses presidential convention

Mayor of Fairfax addresses presidential convention

by David McCorquodale, Green Party of Delaware Pam Hartwell-Herraro, the current mayor of Fairfax, California spoke at the Presi­dential Nominating Convention of the Green Party. Her talk highlighted some of the points covered in the last Green Pages issue (“What happens when Greens run the town”), but also had some news. She started by mentioning that a fourth member of the five-member non-partisan-elected city council had joined the Green Party. Since the mayor is a council member and chosen by…

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Eastern Greens say “No fracking way!”

Eastern Greens say “No fracking way!”

Efforts to ban hydraulic fracturing methods heat up by Deyva Arthur, Green Party of New York State Portrayed as an energy source alternative to oil, why is the Green Party so adamantly against the use of hy­draul­ic fracturing (hydrofracking) for natural gas? With the increased risk of contaminating groundwater with toxic chemicals, emitting dangerous gases into the atmosphere, and no governmental regulations in place to keep any of it in check, it has be­come clear to residents and environmental organizations…

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Global Greens Congress 2012

Global Greens Congress 2012

Greens from around the world are warmly invited to Global Greens Congress 2012 from 29 March to 1 April 2012  Global Greens Congresses are exhilarating, empowering and vital. People come from all over the Green world with different cultures, diverse histories and many languages but united by a sense of global citizenship and committed to common political values and ideals. It is particularly exciting that Global Greens 2012 will be held in Africa, a continent that exemplifies both the hope…

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German Greens flying high as nuke era ends

German Greens flying high as nuke era ends

by Phil Hill, Bündnis ‘90/Die Grünen (German Green Party) By the end of July 2011, the chancellor of the world’s most advanced major industrial country signed a law making nuclear power illegal in ten years. Of the country’s 17 nuclear power plants, eight have been recently shut down and the rest will follow, about one a year, by 2022. That country is Germany, the world’s fourth largest economy, and by far the healthiest of the four. When British Pre­mier David…

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Last Chance For Our Planet?

Last Chance For Our Planet?

Global Greens at the U.N. Climate Change Congress in Bali Mike Feinstein, Advisor, International Committee of the Green Party of the United States With the eyes of the world upon them, more than 11,000 delegates, observers and media converged on the small Indone sian island of Bali for the United Nations Framework Con vention on Climate Change (UN FCCC), December 3-14. The question before them was “would/could the nations of the world agree to next steps on confronting climate change?”…

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Global Greens Declaration for Bali

Global Greens Declaration for Bali

Global Greens Declaration for Bali 6th of December 2007 Time for Commitments Alarmed by the speed of climate change and the insufficient action, particularly of those countries that bear the greatest responsibility for emitting greenhouse gases, Global Greens call for the Bali meeting to agree on a negotiation mandate to establish, by 2009 at least, a binding regime for global greenhouse gas reductions that is consistent with avoiding dangerous climate change. Global Greens call for the Bali mandate to: build…

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