Stories about Politics

April 22, 2019

Earth Day Deja Vu

Today is Earth Day and the specter of pollution and decayed infrastructure in our country, made worse by years of government neglect while spending on a war that has dragged on for years, may seem like problems that are unique to our time.  But on the original Earth...

April 15, 2019

Mayor Pete in for 2020, in on climate action

Yesterday South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his candidacy for President of the United States at a former Studebaker automobile plant in South Bend, Indiana. I (Miro) got a chance to be there in person and listen in on how Mayor Buttigieg would address the...

April 11, 2019

Tweet of the week: AOC at COR hearing holds colleagues accountable

“It‘s not responsible to complain about anything that we dislike as ‘socialism’ when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions in government subsidies…for the…fossil fuel industry.” –@AOC...

April 5, 2019

Busy Week of Climate Activity on Capitol Hill

For an issue that has only recently broken through on the national stage, climate change is getting a great deal of attention in both the Chambers of Congress.  Here is a rundown of the highlights: Florida Republican Congressman, Matt Gaetz, unveiled his rebuttal to...

April 4, 2019

Trump Gets Blowback for Wind Remarks

You have likely heard by now that President Trump at a fundraiser on Tuesday night made some patently ridiculous remarks about wind turbines, claiming that they lower property values of nearby homes by 75%, cause cancer, are unbearably noisy and kill massive...

April 2, 2019

American energy CEOs heavily favor Republican candidates

A newly published study by Harvard Law School and Tel-Aviv University examined 18 years of political donations from CEOs of S&P 1500 companies. The study, as Axios reported, found that “the chief executives of America’s largest public companies are...

March 29, 2019

A Pair of Capitol Hill Hearings Making News

Yesterday President Trump’s nominee to run the Interior Department, David Bernhardt, had his confirmation hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and he was questioned hard by the Democrats about his alleged conflicts of interest and how...

March 28, 2019

Dems push for #ClimateActionNow

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it evident that he won’t take the climate crisis seriously, leaders in the House of Representatives, on the other hand, unveiled H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act and publically introduced the newly formed...