Stories about Politics

August 1, 2019

Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Last night was night 2 of round 2 of the Democratic primary debates and the conversation on climate change was certainly more substantive than the first night. What really stood out about last night was Gov. Jay Inslee devoting his entire opening statement to climate...

July 31, 2019

Debate 2, Night 1: Progressives vs. Moderates

Last night was the first night of the second round of the Democratic primary debates where 10 candidates had 2 hours to discuss a full gambit of voter issues including climate change. Which, by our count, got 14 total minutes of the 120-minute debate. The resounding...

July 30, 2019

Democratic Debate Tonight: What Might CNN Ask?

The second Democratic debate tonight and tomorrow night, which is being held in Detroit, offers CNN an opportunity to ask some environment/climate questions that are particularly of interest due to the local audience who are drawn from a “frontline...

July 29, 2019

Gillibrand and Steyer Roll Out Detailed Climate Plans

Last week Democratic Presidential candidates Tom Steyer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand both issued impressively detailed and comprehensive climate change plans.  Senator Gillibrand rolled out her plan on Medium, calling it a climate change “moonshot” and...

July 26, 2019

Senate Dems Ask Conservatives for Help in Messaging Climate

Yesterday the members of the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis interviewed Republican witnesses during a hearing about how Democrats might reach out to conservatives on the issue of climate change. No Republican senators participated and...

July 25, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Sen. Schatz of Hawaii

My prediction is that even the redacted Mueller Report will demonstrate that the last five years were all the hottest on record and that climate change is costing us tens billions of dollars. — Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 16, 2019 This week it seemed as if...

July 22, 2019

One Troll Thing: Trump Reelection Campaign Sells $15 Plastics Straws

President Trump has made it evident that he has bigger problems than plastic straws but that hasn’t stopped his campaign from selling them in an effort to troll the conservation community….at $15 for 10 straws, no less. “Liberal paper straws don’t work,”...

July 17, 2019

Senate Dems Hold First Climate Hearing Highlighting Actions By Mayors

Yesterday, Senate Democrats determined to work around Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to legislate on the climate crisis, held their first hearing highlighting the work to combat climate change being undertaken by mayors across the U.S. ...