Environment

Environment
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:15

VOICE-OKC, Allies Claw Back $5 Million for Residential Utility Users

When Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) first attempted to shift the cost of plant updates to consumers rather than to shareholders VOICE-OKC fought back, urging the utility commission to stop the plan and leveraging the Attorney General’s support for a lower charge. In 2016, OG&E proposed a rate increase of $92.5 million ($7 per month) to cover the expenses, but they again found themselves up against dogged VOICE leaders. Read more about VOICE-OKC, Allies Claw Back $5 Million for Residential Utility Users


Environment
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:15

VOICE-OKC, Allies Claw Back $5 Million for Residential Utility Users

When Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) first attempted to shift the cost of plant updates to consumers rather than to shareholders VOICE-OKC fought back, urging the utility commission to stop the plan and leveraging the Attorney General’s support for a lower charge. In 2016, OG&E proposed a rate increase of $92.5 million ($7 per month) to cover the expenses, but they again found themselves up against dogged VOICE leaders. Read more about VOICE-OKC, Allies Claw Back $5 Million for Residential Utility Users


Environment
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 17:00

ICON Wins Ban on New Trash Processing in Pomona

After years of fighting for better regulation of waste management industry in Pomona, Inland Communities Organizing Network (ICON) celebrated a unanimous City Council decision to ban new trash processing stations. Read more about ICON Wins Ban on New Trash Processing in Pomona


Jersey City Together, Toxic Waste, Bayfront Development

Jersey City Together Works to Prevent a Toxic Deal for Jersey City

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
nj.com

On Monday, June 12, about 50 Jersey City Together leaders launched a campaign to ensure the Bayfront Development, a 100-acre site owned by Honeywell International & the City of Jersey City on the west side, serves the real needs of the city, particularly local jobs & affordable housing. Read more about Jersey City Together Works to Prevent a Toxic Deal for Jersey City

GBIO

Public Transit, Metro, Capital Investments, Operations, ATU

Grassroots Activists Call for $1B in Annual Metro Funding & Have a Plan

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Washington Post

Several faith- and community-based organizations say Metro needs $1 billion a year in dedicated funding, and they’ve come up with a proposal that includes a mix of sales, gas and property taxes that leaders say will beef up service levels and preserve jobs while addressing the system’s long-term needs. Read more about Grassroots Activists Call for $1B in Annual Metro Funding & Have a Plan

Metro IAF

Public Transportation, Bond Measure, GOTV

One LA Takes on Los Angeles Traffic and Wins with $120B Bond Election

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
One LA

Building on a four-year campaign, One LA leaders and their allies shaped, pushed for and  Read more about One LA Takes on Los Angeles Traffic and Wins with $120B Bond Election

One LA IAF

Oklahoma IAF, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Kris King, utilities commission

VOICE-OKC Gets AG to Drop Most Egregious Part of $1.1Billion Suit

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Oklahoman

When Oklahoma Gas & Electric attempted to pass on the cost of updating a gas plant to consumers, rather than to the shareholders who benefited from a 50% increase in dividends while the utility delayed environmental compliance through lawsuits, leaders from VOICE-OKC Read more about VOICE-OKC Gets AG to Drop Most Egregious Part of $1.1Billion Suit

VOICE - OKC

Austin Energy, Utilities, Austin Interfaith, Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas

Austin Interfaith Fights for Fair Utilities Debt Repayment Plan

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Austin American Statesman

Austin Interfaith, with allies, is fighting for a non-punitive utility debt repayment plan that would allow the Austin Energy to reclaim money it, in many cases, did not bill for – but without hurting the families affected. Read more about Austin Interfaith Fights for Fair Utilities Debt Repayment Plan

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Omaha, Community Organizing in Nebraska, Nebraska IAF, Energy, OPPD, Coal

OTOC & Allies End Coal Burning in North Omaha

Monday, June 9, 2014
Omaha World Herald

The OTOC Environmental Sustainability Team formed early this year upon learning that the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) planned to continue burning coal in North Omaha and retreat from the use of renewable energy sources (including wind and solar). They presented 4 key demands to the OPPD Board... Read more about OTOC & Allies End Coal Burning in North Omaha

OTOC

Environment
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 18:45

OTOC & Allies Kill Coal Burning Component of Omaha Energy Plan

The OTOC Environmental Sustainability Team formed early this year upon learning that the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) planned to continue burning coal in North Omaha and retreat from the use of renewable energy sources (including wind and solar). They presented 4 key demands to the OPPD Board leading them to revise their plans to end coal burning in North Omaha by 2016 and maintain a minimum use of 32% of renewable sources. Read more about OTOC & Allies Kill Coal Burning Component of Omaha Energy Plan


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