We are now entering a critical stage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fight. President Obama is planning to sign the trade deal in early 2016, after which Congress will be able to vote on this dangerous trade pact.
Hundreds of Sierra Club chapters and volunteers have been working with labor, environment, and human rights allies to educate their communities about the TPP and convince members of Congress to oppose the deal.
There is good news from the Paris COP21. Most of the nations of the world, 196 of them, agreed to override their many differences and sign the Paris Climate Agreement of December 2015. That fact alone is a significant turning point. It merits the euphoria many people feel.
The world — and the U.S. in particular — has one possible trick up its sleeve to help keep the 1.5°C target in reach, but it would mean banning shale gas, said Robert Howarth, a professor at Cornell University who has done some of the most cutting-edge research on fracking.