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Judge Invalidates Trump Bird Rule Rollback Quoting “To Kill A Mockingbird”

Judge Invalidates Trump Bird Rule Rollback Quoting “To Kill A Mockingbird”

In what The Washington Post characterized as a “blistering ruling,” federal Judge Valerie Caproni threw out the Trump Administration’s interpretation of the terms “killings” and “takings” under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, saying that the Trump Administration viewed the Treaty too narrowly.  The Trump Administration rule required that the birds be intentionally and specifically targeted […]

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Dems’ Unity Platform: Combat Climate Change, Build Clean Energy Economy, and Environmental Justice

Dems’ Unity Platform: Combat Climate Change, Build Clean Energy Economy, and Environmental Justice

The Democrats will hold their virtual Convention this week, and even had it been in person, the usual drama and disputes are nowhere to be found — the party has unified around the ticket and the platform, and climate change and environmental issues are a huge priority.

Why This Matters:  Taking a step back to recall where the Democrats began in early 2019, with the Green New Deal and the rise of progressive voices on climate in the Congress, many expected at that time that the divisions would widen and worried that a shift to the left might splinter off centrist Dems and play into the hands of the President and Republicans.  Oh, what a difference 18 months makes.

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This Week’s Political Cartoon: Planet Earth’s Election To-Do List

This Week’s Political Cartoon: Planet Earth’s Election To-Do List

  As if 2020 couldn’t bring more chaos, in the past 2 weeks we’ve experienced a hurricane, wildfires in Southern California, a derecho that brought multiple tornados and that’s all while the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much raging out of control. For many of us, a change in presidential leadership this November is crucial […]

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As Arizona Senate Race Heats Up, Will Climate Change Be on the Agenda?

As Arizona Senate Race Heats Up, Will Climate Change Be on the Agenda?

Arizona’s Senate race is one of the most pivotal races for Democrats this fall–already $9.3 million has been spent on ads in the state. The party hopes that this is the election that flips Arizona blue as incumbent Martha McSally (R) who was appointed to serve out the rest of the late Senator John McCain’s […]

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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate and What This Means for Climate in 2020

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate and What This Means for Climate in 2020

Yesterday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his pick of California Senator Kamala Harris to be his running mate. While many had speculated Harris would be the presumptive vice-presidential nominee, her addition to the Democratic ticket is an important one for climate action and environmental justice. Harris has been a steady champion of climate […]

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Donald Trump, The President Infectious Diseases Everywhere Have Been Waiting For

Donald Trump, The President Infectious Diseases Everywhere Have Been Waiting For

  If you’re an infectious disease with the sole aim of infecting as many people as possible, then Donald Trump seems like your perfect president. In one of the more bizarre recent interviews the President has given, he told Axios’ Jonathan Swam that he has the coronavirus situation under control. When Swam pushed back and […]

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