We’re at a critical moment in the fight against Keystone XL and the tar sands. Only a few days ago, President Obama responded to threats from Congress by promising to veto any bill that required him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court, the decision about the pipeline is once again in Obama’s hands. We’re calling on him to go beyond his veto threat and finally reject this pipeline once and for all.Read more
It's deja vu all over again: Republicans in Congress have vowed to pass a bill forcing the approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline within the next few weeks. If they succeed, the bill will land on Obama's desk -- and he'll have to choose whether to veto it or allow the pipeline to go forward. We're mobilizing now to make sure that Obama makes the right choice. One thing is for sure: we're ready to keep fighting Keystone XL and the tar sands for as long as it takes!Read more
Wow. What a year we had.
It feels like almost a lifetime ago that we gathered at the Campaign Summit in Worcester, learning about our first statewide campaigns and training to get involved.Read more
We’re down to the wire: we’ve got only a few hours left in 2014.
Here are eleven reasons (count 'em!) to give to Better Future Project before the year is up.
Grassroots groups from four states along the proposed route of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) pipeline expansion, which cuts through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, have joined together to host a coordinated “Week of Respect and Resistance”, with actions from December 13 through December 19 in opposition to the project. The actions are planned in anticipation of the release of the final Environmental Impact Statement by the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) due on or about December 19, 2014.Read more
On Thursday, 350 Massachusetts activists and Better Future Project staff delivered 1300+ postcards calling for a ban on tar sands oil to David Cash, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He said that the DEP would make progress towards tracking tar sands oil before Governor Patrick leaves office. Tracking would allow us to know exactly how much tar sands oil is entering Massachusetts, and it's a great first step towards a ban on tar sands oil in our state! Great work by all who have pushed for a ban on tar sands oil by collecting postcards or sending the online petition link to friends.
Executive Director Craig Altemose just posted a piece on The Huffington Post about why new natural gas pipelines are not the solution to high electricity costs. Check it out here!
Last night, a Grand Jury announced that they would not be bringing charges in the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a NYPD officer. It's time for us to stand with our allies and say: #EnoughIsEnough. Find an #BlackLivesMatter event near you here.Read more
By now, you probably know the drill: sign an online petition against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, get an auto-responder mail, forward it to friends, call it a day. But this time, it's not quite that simple.Read more
This year, shop for friends and family while supporting 350 Massachusetts! Better Future Project is proud to be partnering with Equal Exchange on a fundraiser to benefit 350 Massachusetts this holiday season.Read more