#NoKXL Heats Up Again

Get involved in our efforts to stop Keystone XL and ban tar sands oil! 

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!  

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Eleven Reasons

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.

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Spectra Pipeline Week of Respect and Resistance

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.

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We Just Delivered 1300+ Postcards Calling for a Ban on Tar Sands Oil!

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. 

 

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Why New Gas Pipelines Are Not the Solution

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!

350Mass volunteer Zoe Vanderschmidt made a very cool infographic to accompany the piece. 

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Find a #BlackLivesMatter Event Near You

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. 

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Stop KXL & Tar Sands -- Starting Here in MA

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.

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Buy Equal Exchange Coffee, Tea & Chocolate to Support 350Mass

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. 

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Do Black Lives Matter?

This blog post by Dorian Williams is one of a series of posts written by staff, volunteers and board members reacting to the death of Mike Brown and the failure of the Grand Jury to indict Darren Wilson. We welcome further reactions and reflections! Email emily@betterfutureproject.org if you have a response of your own that you would like to share.  

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What Does a Police Shooting Have to Do With Climate Change? Everything.

to-change-everything-photo-by-pia-ward.jpgThis blog post by Quinton Zondervan is one of a series of posts written by staff, volunteers and board members reacting to the death of Mike Brown and the failure of the Grand Jury to indict Darren Wilson. We welcome further reactions and reflections! Email emily@betterfutureproject.org if you have a response of your own that you would like to share.  

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