May Boeve

May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Still Opposing a Congressional Move to Protect Exxon
It’s an unprecedented move to demand that 17 Attorneys General, as well as environmental and non-profit groups, including Greenpeace USA and 350.org, turn over internal documents and communications related to our work to expose Exxon’s climate denial. But that’s what Representative Lamar Smith and...
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Climate Action is Needed Whether Exxon Likes it or Not.
Last week, we were among a handful of organizations who received a letter signed by 13 members of Congress claiming that we may be violating Exxon’s right to free speech. They’re requesting that we divulge any communication we may have had with state officials and many private organizations with...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The US Can Go Fossil Free — Here's How
The world must go fossil free – and fast. But the proposals for reducing greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions that the US and other countries are proposing for next month’s climate summit in Paris will still allow nearly twice as much global warming as scientists -- and even those very governments -- say...
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Friday, November 06, 2015
Obama Rejects Keystone XL: This Is Big.... And Just the Beginning
This is a big win. President Obama’s decision to reject Keystone XL because of its impact on the climate is nothing short of historic -- and sets an important precedent that should send shockwaves through the fossil fuel industry. Just a few years ago, insiders and experts wrote us off and assured...
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Monday, August 17, 2015
Time for Feeling Powerless in the Face of Climate Chaos Is Over
2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it's potentially a big deal for our global movement. "No matter...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Divestment is Working. Now It’s Time To Escalate the Fight
It seems that every day now there’s another editorial, study, rant —even animations! —criticizing the fossil fuel divestment campaign. The pieces, usually written by lobbyists associated with fossil fuel companies, stodgy academics, or conservative politicians, usually cite the same arguments:...
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Friday, February 06, 2015
'Fighting for the Places We Love': A Vision for the Climate Battles to Come
CD editor's note: The following conversation between Naomi Klein and May Boeve took place as an online webinar hosted by 350.org last week in advance of the upcoming Global Divestment Day (s), taking place on February 13 and 14, during which individuals and institutions from around the world will...
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Thursday, November 06, 2014
What the Election Means for the Climate Movement
Tuesday’s election results were pretty bad. But when times get rough, it’s really important to remember to breathe, and focus on how we’re going to fix this problem together. Here’s my early sense of what this election means for the climate movement: 1. The fossil fuel industry knows it’s in a...
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Friday, January 24, 2014
Want To Create Jobs? Reject Keystone XL and Get To Work Fixing What's Broken
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Friday, April 13, 2012
Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Are the Real Job Killers
How many lobbyists does it take to defend billions in subsidies for one of the most profitable industries in the world? 786 . That’s the size of the army that oil and gas companies maintain in Washington to strong-arm Congress into bankrolling an industry that is cutting jobs and literally fueling the climate crisis.
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