|OFA 'Climate Brigade' to 'Shut Down Coal'|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Mar 20, 2013, 03:54 AM|
President Barack Obama has launched a super PAC fundraising committee called, Organizing for Action (OFA), which is seeking $500,000 contributions from wealthy Democrats. Donations will provide donors with special access to Obama in the White House. The money is expected to fund a so-called 'Climate Brigade,' according to The Cap Times.
The Cap Times reports that, "Organizing for Action, Obama's new advocacy group, should unleash a massive grass-roots climate brigade. Designed to create an independent power base to support Obama's top priorities, OFA boasts such top-notch political operatives as Jim Messina (expelled from Congress over gay sexual harassment allegations) and David Axelrod. Its executive director is Jon Carson, the former chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality – and a propitious choice. OFA should be richly funded to organize a coalition that can defeat the antediluvian forces with big oil and coal. The coalition will include high tech, finance, farmers, public health, and dozens of other interest groups. But at its core will be the tens of millions of citizen activists who were inspired by Obama's promise, and are eager to help him realize it."
OFA is calling to "deploy the American military in the climate cause." It is demanding that all weapons, including drones, get equipped "with solar panels and tied together in smart, hack-proof micro-grids," since "the American military is poised, and eager, to lead America into a post-carbon world."
According to The Cap Times, "the president should use his executive powers to arrest or reverse the most dangerous, climate-related practices. Most of these involve the extraction, transport and burning of coal and other hydrocarbon fuels. Obama should, for example, shut down existing coal-fired power plants and make new ones impossible to permit, strictly regulate or ban coal exports, ban the importation or sale of liquid fuels from tar sands and coal liquefaction, accelerate the federal drive to electrify our vehicle fleet, and follow the rest of the industrialized world (even China!) in building a nationwide grid of high-speed electric trains. It is not enough to complain that Congress won’t act. The president can and must do what has to be done."
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