The fight for Energy Justice has an adversary posing as a friend. The fossil fuel companies have begun to use their tactics in the clean energy space by taking indigenous lands to create solar farms in Hawaii and other island nations that have historically depended on their energy solutions from outside sources. Rev Yearwood speaks with Raya Salter, the “Climate Auntie,” an attorney, consultant, educator, and the Lead Policy Organizer for the NY Renews Climate Justice Coalition.
Raya explains the energy fight through the lens of the people being affected first and worse by showing how much income is lost in paying energy bills. Also, she shares how she became involved in the movement as the Climate Auntie and how social media has become her platform to spread awareness and joy with her climate family.
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