EDITOR’S NOTE: San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) hardly mentions coal power. In spite of JK Spruce being the largest emitter of climate pollution in San Antonio, it’s […]
CPS Energy’s coal plant, implementation agenda, remain challenges to success Greg Harman Last week, the San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 in favor of a climate plan intended to drive […]
City Council will vote on San Antonio’s draft climate action plan this Thursday, Oct. 17.
Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of crossing paths with David Watson—writer, teacher, activist, and early member of Fifth Estate, a long-running anarchist mag out of Detroit, MI—in June 2017, […]
Friday: Earth Strike All day strike. Walk out of school, off your job, and meet at 11am at Milam Park in downtown San Antonio (500 W Commerce St, San Antonio, […]
Greg Harman By preliminary estimates, the global uprising that was Friday’s Global Climate Strike inspired more than four million people around the world to rally and march for an end […]
San Antonio is on the cusp of passing its first ever climate plan. Houston and Dallas are poised to soon follow. While City-owned utility, CPS Energy, has worked hard to […]
As the world prepares to join the youth-led Global Climate Strike during the week of September 20 – September 27, smaller preparatory Fridays for Future strikes are already generating energy […]
As climate hazards grow, CPS Energy’s CEO challenges City Council to a turf war. And they don’t even realize. Greg Harman “Greg, I think you’re being dramatic.” It was the […]
Extinction Rebellion mass die-in, Melbourne, Australia, April 27, 2019. Image: Julian Meehan “When it’s a fight for your life, you’re willing to throw down.” Jeremy Deaton Nexus Media New York […]
Voting the Climate means voting to eliminate local emissions causing suffering around the planet and here at home. It means prioritizing investment in San Antonio neighborhoods that are least able to recover from the heat-related disasters we can’t avoid.
“This is not a Socialist City we are a Democracy with rights and obligations to protect our citizens.”
What the plan does. What it doesn’t do. And why it matter.
With election season ramping up, and a vote on a proposed climate plan delayed by six months, detractors seem to be gaining influence with City Council. Greg Harman Weeks after […]
In a lengthy dispatch to San Antonio Councilmembers Clayton Perry and Manny Pelaez, Rey Chavez warns about the “hysteria of Green Plans,” insisting that claims surrounding the existential threat posed by global warming are “BS,” and linking out to a series of online articles and videos, even though he recognized they didn’t fit the “narrative” of “environmentalist [sic]” and “some in our city.”
Councilman Manny Pelaez has positioned himself as a strong opponent to the proposed Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (CAAP).”Just to be absolutely clear, if this were to come up for a vote today, I’d vote no on it, for a whole host of reasons,” he said at a February Community Health & Equity Committee meeting. “I’d rather get this done right than get it done fast.”
Today, nearly two years later, Mayor Nirenberg has punted on the plan. Since the draft Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (PDF) was released, he’s been faced with a wavering Council and a full-court press against the plan from key members of the business community. Nirenberg is pushing the one-time April vote back … way, way back … to the fall.
Dr. Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist from Texas A&M University, speaking earlier today, March 24, 2019, to an audience at the San Antonio Botanical Garden about “Climate Change: The Evidence, Why You Should Be Worried, and What We Can Do About It.”