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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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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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
The Mainstream Media’s Climate Fail This Election—And What We Can Do About It
There will a lot of lessons for climate justice activists coming out of this election. But no matter what happens on November 8, there’s one thing that we know for sure: we need to do something about the mainstream media’s climate silence. This election went by without a single climate question in...
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
ExxonMobil Takes The Olympic Gold In Deceitful Advertising
ExxonMobil wants you to know that it has a long “to-do” list. In an ad it debuted during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics on Friday night, the world’s largest oil company presented itself as nothing more than a merry band of do-gooders who were “mapping the oceans,” “turning algae into...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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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