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Senator Whitehouse believes the Biden Administration should go big and go bold on climate change policy:
“I would say ‘Just Do It!” Do it big, do it fast, and let the results speak for themselves. There is a reason why the Republicans had to misrepresent what the Green New Deal was and then attack their own misrepresentation of the Green New Deal. It’s because the underlying policies that the Green New Deal rubric encompasses are really popular. Don’t fight over nomenclature. Get it done. And let the facts give us the credit that will be due for making these improvements.”
He believes that a big, bipartisan climate change bill is possible and is encouraging the Biden administration to “lean in hard” on executive authorities across the government to provide Democrats on the Hill the leverage they need to get it done. Watch the whole interview here.
Earlier this year, the NY Times’ Bill Broad shone a spotlight on the fine work of Linda Zall, who was a leader in using the CIA’s spy satellites to gather and analyze climate change data and intelligence for the government.
This past week, Our Daily Planet got a chance to sit down with the Right Honorable David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, as well as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet. We were inspired to talk to David after a recent TED Talk he […]
The Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incinerator is Baltimore’s biggest standing source of air pollution. Its smokestacks send toxic mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides into the air off of I-95 in South Baltimore, whose residents are primarily Black and low-income.
Why This Matters: High polluting incinerators like the Wheelabrator facility are both harmful and expensive.
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