The Inflation Reduction Act would not have happened without the movement for a Green New Deal, but it shouldn’t be confused for one. The climate left now faces a novel problem: how to deal with having won something—and keep fighting for more.
Ten thousand Americans turn 60 every day, and on average we’ll live another 23 years. We’ll vote in huge numbers, as we always do. One possibility is that we’ll help turn back the clock a little, toward the world we actually built in our youth.
"Eugene residents will not be forced to be guinea pigs for experimental and dangerous technology that perpetrates fossil fuel infrastructure," said one activist, calling the cancellation "a testament to the power of community opposition."
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Unity between labor and environmentalists are forged by fighting for local projects, as well as broader initiatives. Many environmental justice groups believe working-class communities shouldn't have to shoulder costs of a crisis they didn't create.
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