Last night, Trump signed two new executive orders limiting states’ powers to stop destructive oil and gas pipelines and other fossil fuel projects — which means the clock is ticking for Governor Cuomo to step in and stop the Williams pipeline.
As 350.org’s Fossil Free Campaigner for NY State, Cata Elisabeth Romo (they/them) is organizing a series of Climate Accountability Forums across New York. Each forum is being accompanied by an art build for the ongoing project “Places in Struggle,” a collection of grassroots-created art depicting places of sentimental value threatened by climate change.
A year ago today, New York City made an historic announcement that it would divest from fossil fuels. Since then, our city and state have continued to make strides towards a Fossil Free New York—and 2019 only promises more to come.
In less than 5 years, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has won over 1000 commitments worth nearly $8trillion from institutions ranging from universities and banks, to the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and major capital cities.