Jamie Henn

Jamie Henn

Jamie Henn is the director of Fossil Free Media and a co-founder of 350.org. Follow him on twitter: @jamieclimate 

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to reporters before boarding his campaign plane at Nashville International Airport on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Biden is traveling to Nashville, Tennessee for the final presidential debate with President Donald Trump. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 23, 2020
Joe Biden is Finally Talking About Fossil Fuels—That’s a Good Thing
The fossil fuel industry has had a Voldemort like quality for most of the general election: they are The Threat To The Planet That Shall Not Be Named . Despite all of Joe Biden’s rhetoric on climate, he rarely mentions the coal, oil, and gas corporations that are driving the problem. During the...
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A law enforcement officer watches flames launch into the air as fire continues to spread at the Bear fire in Oroville, California on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, September 21, 2020
The Climate Emergency Isn't Just a Crisis, It's a Crime
I’ve been watching a documentary on Netflix about the history of the mafia in New York. Somewhere in the first episode, a veteran of the FBI explains how the mob bosses always avoided being caught. The key, he explained, was that they let the wise guys on the streets do the dirty work. That way all...
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Fire season isn’t new to the West, but it’s getting worse. And scientists are clearly pointing the finger at climate change and our ongoing use of fossil fuels. Views
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Stop Adding (Fossil) Fuels to the Fire
The hills of the Wasatch Front have been a refuge for me during the last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a long day cooped up at home, I’ve savored getting up to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for a run or heading to Corner Canyon in Draper to sweat it out on my mountain bike. But these...
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A view of the Marathon Petroleum Corp's Los Angeles Refinery in Carson, California, on April 25, 2020. The price for crude oil plunged into negative territory for the first time in history on April 20 amid the global coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Big Oil Is Pretending It Doesn’t Want a Bailout. That's Bullshit.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mike Sommers, the CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API) repeated Big Oil’s favorite new lie: we don’t want a bailout. “This industry is not interested in an industry specific bailout,” said Sommers on a webinar about the current state of energy markets. It’s a lie...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Our Greener, Climate-Friendly Future Is Going to Be Amazing—It's Our Job to Tell That Story
Two stories caught my eye while scrolling through the New York Times over coffee the other morning. The first, a piece by Lisa Friedman about how the GOP is trying to push a message that the coronavirus is a preview for life under the Green New Deal. The second, a flashy writeup of electric trucks...
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Monday, August 13, 2018
This Sort of Spineless Corporate Pandering Is Why Democrats Keep Losing
When we were fighting the Keystone XL pipeline back during the Obama Administration, I learned to watch out for Friday afternoons. That was the Administration’s favorite time to put out a news dump, whether it was a faulty environmental impact statement or some sort of waffling delay of the project...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Fossil Free Fast: A Climate Resistance Game Plan for 2018
Let’s talk for a moment about how the climate movement is going to fight back in 2018. But first, a public service announcement. This January 31st, movement leaders like the one-and-only Bernie Sanders, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, Jacqueline...
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Saturday, June 03, 2017
The Best Way to Resist Trump Ditching Paris? Divest from Fossil Fuels
After Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, many of us are looking for a way to fight back. One of the simplest and most powerful things we can do right now is to divest from fossil fuels. What we saw in the Rose Garden on Thursday was Trump and his advisors making a bet. A bet that...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Fights to Protect Science, People and Planet Are Inherently Connected
The election of Donald Trump has sparked an unprecedented outpouring of public mobilization across the United States and around the world. From the Women’s March to rallies against the Muslim Ban, people are demonstrating creative and powerful ways to take action, in Washington, D.C. and beyond, to...
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Only Mass Mobilization Can Save the EPA
It’s not yet halfway through Trump’s first 100 days in office and his administration has already shown they’ll go to any length to dismantle the laws and regulations that protect our air, water and climate. Trump’s team has already started to dismantle some of the nation’s most important...
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