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Why I'm Occupying Wall Street with the Green Movement Today Follow @bcmerchant for updates from the march.

Why I'm Occupying Wall Street with the Green Movement Today Follow @bcmerchant for updates from the march.

1. Climate change is among the gravest threats facing the world today, and it is a threat that requires broad collective action to address. That action must be led by the United States, the planet's largest historic greenhouse gas polluter. Additionally, important environmental protections are under assault by corporations who wish to avoid paying for their pollution, and uber-profitable oil companies continue to receive massive subsidies while clean energy gets the shaft. 2. Collective action means political action. We need a price on carbon emissions, limits on polluters' power, and support for clean energy. And we need it ASAP. Here's where occupying Wall Street comes in: 3. The greatest obstacle to achieving any of the above prerogatives has far and away been corporate power. Wealthy executives of fossil fuel companies and massive, polluting corporations have used thei...

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