For Immediate Release
Lindsay Meiman, email@example.com
350.org on Senate vote to move forward Trump’s Tax Plan: “A Shameful Giveaway to Big Oil and Billionaires”
WASHINGTON - In response to the Senate vote in favor of the Trump tax plan, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve gave the following statement:
"Corporate lackey Senators are literally paying the fossil fuel industry to wreck our climate. With climate disasters punishing American cities at an increasingly devastating rate and with the gulf between Wall Street and Main Street widening, Senators voted today to give Big Oil and billionaires a massive tax windfall. In the process, their tax plan would blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the budget - roughly the cost of the Iraq War to date. To pay for this treachery, Trump and Congress want to raise taxes on working families and open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the ancient homeland of the Gwich’in Alaska Native people, to drilling. This bill is a shameful giveaway to to the donor class and a cold-hearted sellout of the climate, Indigenous people and the public. Generations will look back at this moment with deep remorse. But this dirty deal is not law just yet. We will continue to fight this callous agenda from the grassroots to the beltway.”
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.