Green For All Responds to Ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2016

Green For All Responds to Ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement

Today, President Obama announced a historic moment in the fight against climate change.  The world has crossed the threshold needed to bring the Paris Agreement into force on November 4th.

In response Vien Truong, Director of Green For All released the following statement:

“The ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement today is a historic step forward to fight climate change not only in the United States but around the world.”

“Communities of color are hit first and worst by the pollution from the fossil fuel industry around our country.  We must protect the health and safety of the millions of people on those frontlines as we implement this agreement worldwide. If we are to meet the Climate Agreement goals, we must invest deeply in the frontlines and ensure that all communities are protected from climate change devastation.”

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  • commented 2016-11-23 09:27:02 -0800
    Pres Obama agreed to the Paris Climate Agreement. The Native Americans and their allies in North Dakota are taking action to implement that plan of protecting water sources and defending land against pipelines carrying fossil fuels that can despoil the earth. Why doesn’t Obama send the National Guard to support and protect them? Answer: Obviously, Energy Corporations have more power because they got local law enforcement, militarized personnel and weapons , the National Guard and private company goons to viciously attack the land defenders in total defiance of federal authorities. CORPORATIONS RULE. – that’s what “money in politics” means. Try wishing the Native Americans at Standing Rock Camp a Happy Thanksgiving. It’s more than a sick irony for them. They have their lives on the line to protect their source of life – earth and water. Unpolluted earth and water is our sustenance also.

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