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Senate Democrats Release Climate Plan to Counter Dark Money

Senate Democrats Release Climate Plan to Counter Dark Money

Environmental justice communities are facing 3 crises at once—climate change, racial injustice & #COVID19. As @EJusticeCaucus co-chair, I’m proud to join @SenDemsClimate in unveiling our #CaseForClimateAction report to tackle these challenges. https://t.co/b11cPTq0CZ — Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) August 25, 2020 Yesterday, Senate Democrats released a 200-page climate change report that they say will serve as their […]

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Despite Nationwide Extreme Weather, GOP Fails to Mention Climate Change at Convention

Despite Nationwide Extreme Weather, GOP Fails to Mention Climate Change at Convention

Last week the Democratic National Convention emphasized climate change as a social justice issue as well as an opportunity to create jobs and rebuild necessary infrastructure (you can read our coverage of it here). This week it’s the Republicans’ turn to present their vision for America to voters–though they haven’t put forth a new platform […]

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One Cool Thing: EV Trash Trucks

One Cool Thing: EV Trash Trucks

One of the largest trash hauling companies in the country, Republic Services, has placed an order with Nikola Motor Company to purchase between 2500 and 5000 electric trash trucks, a deal worth about $2b.  Nikola is one of the industry leaders on electric and hydrogen-electric trucks globally.  These trash trucks will be manufactured at Nikola’s […]

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Read This: The NY Times Editorial Board On Reversing Trump’s Environmental Damage

Read This: The NY Times Editorial Board On Reversing Trump’s Environmental Damage

Yesterday, in a full-page editorial, The New York Times stated that if elected, Joe Biden could reverse much of the damage caused by the Trump Administration’s effort to weaken environmental laws and policies, and their enforcement, but to do it will take a great deal of work.

Why This Matters:  It is significant that Vice President Biden — by naming climate change as a crisis on par with the others facing the nation, namely the COVID pandemic, the economic devastation it spawned, and the fight for racial justice, he has made it one of THE issues in this fall’s presidential campaign.

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DNC Night 4: Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech Is Infused With the Climate Crisis and Possibilities

DNC Night 4: Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech Is Infused With the Climate Crisis and Possibilities

The last night of the Democratic National Convention began with climate change front and center.  Vice President Joe Biden infused climate change throughout his acceptance speech — sometimes explicitly and other times as an allusion in his vision for the future. 

Why This Matters: Climate change and the environment are on the ballot and only one candidate will take them on — Joe Biden.  

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Democratic National Convention: Night 2 Recap – A “Side” of Climate Change and Calamari!

Democratic National Convention: Night 2 Recap – A “Side” of Climate Change and Calamari!

Climate change, clean energy, and green jobs and infrastructure were mentioned numerous times during the evening — they came up right off the bat in the “chorus” of bright stars in the Party who delivered the opening Keynote address. It received many additional mentions in the numerous short speeches and testimonials about the Vice President.

Why This Matters:  The COVID crisis, health care, and national security were the issues of the night.  But climate change made it into the discussion.

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