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Biden-Harris Releases New Policy Proposal On Tribal Rights

Biden-Harris Releases New Policy Proposal On Tribal Rights

Last week, during a joint visit in Arizona to the American Indian Veterans National Memorial by Vice President Biden and Senator Harris, their campaign released a strong new policy proposal on Native American tribal nations.

Why This Matters:  Like environmental issues generally, Native American issues are being elevated with the new calls for improving environmental justice and ending structural racism embodied in the high rates of pollution and lack of clean drinking water on tribal lands.

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One Cool Thing: A Tribe Rediscovers Its Roots In Baltimore

One Cool Thing: A Tribe Rediscovers Its Roots In Baltimore

Baltimore may be famous for Edgar Allan Poe and The Star-Spangled Banner, but it is also home to many members of the Lumbee Tribe, which had originated in North Carolina and is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River. According to Smithsonian Magazine, in the 1960s, there were so many Native Americans living there […]

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Why Won’t He Just Listen to Science?

Why Won’t He Just Listen to Science?

In the span of a week, President Trump along with 34 others connected to the White House tested positive for coronavirus while increasing cases across the nation have Dr. Fauci “worried.” Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic has caused his approval rating to hit a record low. And all this has happened as California’s wildfires officially […]

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Pence Takes Aim at Green New Deal in VP Debate With Little Pushback

Pence Takes Aim at Green New Deal in VP Debate With Little Pushback

Last night’s vice presidential debate solidified one thing: that Republicans know their weakness on climate issues and that they’re going to try with all their might to breathe new life into the narrative that action on the environmental kills jobs. Even before a question was asked by moderator Susan Page specifically on the environment, Vice […]

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Biden Makes Campaign History With Climate Ad click button

Biden Makes Campaign History With Climate Ad


Past Democratic presidential nominees have certainly acknowledged the threat of climate change in their campaigns, though the issue has never been one to run on in and of itself. In 2008, then-Senator Obama committed to an 80% emissions reduction from 1990 levels by 2050 as part of his campaign, though his messaging was confusing at […]

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Can We Know How Voters Truly View Climate Change?

Can We Know How Voters Truly View Climate Change?

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer,  and Miro Korenha A recent poll conducted by Quinnipac University of voter priorities in the 2020 election found that climate change ranked next-to-last. These results arrive hot on the heels of another poll the university released earlier this month, which showed that voters in Maine, South Carolina, and Kentucky […]

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