Jamie Henn

Jamie Henn is the director of communications and strategy for the international climate campaign 350.org. Follow him on Twitter @Agent350

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
Obama's Final Climate Test: Keep It in the Ground
As President Obama gears up for his final State of the Union address tonight, it's worth revisiting another speech he gave back in March of 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. The President traveled to Cushing during one of the inflection points in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. In November...
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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:45am
TransCanada's Pathetic Keystone XL Lawsuit Could Galvanize Resistance to New Trade Agreements
Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won't do anything to help get the pipeline built, it's too late for that. The only purpose is for...
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Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 8:30am
After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues
Four years ago last August, a group of us sat down in front of the White House holding placards with climate promises that President Obama had made during his campaign and waited to get arrested. We were there to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which our nation's top climate scientist had said...
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:30am
COP21: Strong Words from Secretary Kerry, But Will the US Back Them Up?
John Kerry started his political life as a protestor against the war in Vietnam, and today in Paris he spoke with the energy of an activist, railing against climate deniers, speaking about the moral urgency of action, and thanking people around the world for leading politicians towards a clean...
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Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 7:30am
The People Rejected Keystone XL
Four years ago, on a hot August night in 2011, a few dozen people gathered in a church in Washington, D.C preparing to get arrested. It was the eve of Tar Sands Action, two weeks of sit-ins that we'd planned to take place at the White House to help elevate a relatively obscure infrastructure...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
Climate's Moral Moment: The Pope and Divestment
Back in 2006, when I was a student at Middlebury College in Vermont, a group of friends and I teamed up with Bill McKibben, our "scholar-in-residence" on campus, to organize a walk across the state to call for climate action. It being Vermont, and Bill being a literary kind of guy, we started our...
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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 7:30am
Hillary Clinton's Keystone Crisis
Hillary Clinton's pipeline problem started in earnest this July 28, when Bruce Blodgett, a retired software engineer, asked Clinton about her position on Keystone XL during a town hall forum in Nashua, New Hampshire. The video of Clinton's response is painful to watch, in part because it's so...
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 12:45pm
Next Up, Mr. Obama... Keystone XL
On Monday morning, President Obama stood before a roomful of White House officials and environmental advocates to announce the release of the Clean Power Plan, his long awaited regulations on emissions from coal fired power plants. The President spoke of the "moral necessity" of climate action and...
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:30pm
Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Protests Hit Colleges Nationwide
The movement to push colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuels is heating up on campus. Everywhere you look, divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies are sweeping across campuses. At Harvard this week, more than 1,000 students, alumni and professors have taken part in sit-ins, rallies...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
The Real Way to Judge the US Climate Pledge
When any new climate announcement comes out, you have to judge it against two P’s: politics and physics . The first P tells you something important: progress on climate change is going to require government action and the ebb and flow of the political tide can help us determine the prospects for...
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