Climate activists march 3,000 miles to demand action on climate
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of climate activists participating in the Great March for Climate Action from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., arrived today at the White House, having walked over 3,000 miles. Their arrival kicks off a “Beyond Extreme Energy” week of actions in the nation’s capital to call on America’s leaders to take bolder action on climate change.
Luísa Abbott Galvão, Friends of the Earth’s Climate and energy associate, made the following comment :
We don’t have time for more empty promises or half-measures on climate. The Great March for Climate Action demonstrates how all conscientious people can make a difference: by mobilizing their communities to march the streets, and then march to the ballot boxes to vote climate fools out of office.
The United States has the capacity to forge a path towards a clean and renewable energy future, but continues to be held back by political obstructionism and myopia. The people refuse to be held hostage by the interests of exploitive, profit-mongering corporations and their outdated and destructive modes of operation.
President Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy is not a pathway: It defies science, and is irresponsible and unjust. The President must move our country forward by telling the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop rubber-stamping senseless projects that tie our future to harmful fossil fuel infrastructure, crippling any real hope of change.