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Warren’s New Plan Would Punish Exxon for Lying to Regulators

Warren’s New Plan Would Punish Exxon for Lying to Regulators

Yesterday, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren released a plan (!) calling for companies who have misled federal regulators to be prosecuted under a new corporate perjury law.

She also singled out Exxon as her example, tying in climate change to her signature anti-corruption platform.

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We Ask Tom Steyer, Is There Room To Talk Impeachment and Climate?

We Ask Tom Steyer, Is There Room To Talk Impeachment and Climate?

If you’ve taken a look at a newspaper or turned on cable news in the past month it’s difficult to spot a headline that doesn’t have to do with impeachment. Sure, impeachment is an important issue but cable news, in particular, has honed in so profoundly on the topic that it’s left little room for […]

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Young Voters Rank Climate #1 Voting Issue, Will the Political Parties Take Note?

Young Voters Rank Climate #1 Voting Issue, Will the Political Parties Take Note?

The issue that young American voters care about most is climate change, according to a new study by the Cause and Social Influence Initiative.

But are Democrats doing all that they can to convince these voters that their party will truly make climate action a priority?

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Climate is Shaping Politics in 2020, Dem Candidates Should Pay Attention

Climate is Shaping Politics in 2020, Dem Candidates Should Pay Attention

The latest Morning Consult/Sierra Club 2020 Climate Voter Tracking Poll is in. Here’s who climate voters are supporting in the primary:

  • Joe Biden 31%
  • Elizabeth Warren 25%
  • Bernie Sanders 19%

Why This Matters: For the first time, climate change is at the forefront of political issues for U.S. Democratic voters.

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Canada Won’t Keep Paying for Flood Victims to Rebuild, Should the US Follow Suit?

2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang has said that for many regions of America where climate change is a destructive enough force, Americans should pick up and move instead of the government undertaking efforts to rebuild lost homes. This got a lot of buzz but it turns out that Canada is already implementing some of Yang’s […]

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reveals Climate Plan

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reveals Climate Plan

Today, Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his climate plan, a comprehensive vision to tackle some of the most carbon-intensive sectors of our economy. While similar in many ways to Senator Cory Booker’s plan, keep reading for our breakdown of high-level points from this plan.  Net Zero:  No later than 2050 Cost: No total cost was initially […]

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Saudi Oil Field Explosion Causes Oil Prices to Surge

On Saturday, a Houthi rebel attack on a prominent Saudi oil field caused global oil prices to surge. As CNN reported “Several projectiles struck the Abqaiq plant, starting a series of fires that quickly took out nearly half Saudi’s oil production — 5% of the global daily output — and sparking fears about the security […]

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Third Dem Debate Recap: Did We Learn Anything New?

The third Democratic debate took place at Texas Southern University and the absence of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was noticeable–especially in the opening remarks where candidates mentioned climate change but no one connected the fact that it is directly connected to every other voting priority. However, climate change, which many experts have called the greatest […]

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Senator Cory Booker Also Reveals Climate Plan Ahead of CNN Climate Town Hall

Senator Cory Booker Also Reveals Climate Plan Ahead of CNN Climate Town Hall

Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker revealed his climate plan called “Cory’s Plan to Address the Threat of Climate Change.” While similar in many ways to Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s plan, keep reading for our breakdown of high-level points from this plan.  Net Zero: by 2045 Cost: $3 trillion Carbon Tax: This plan will institute a carbon fee […]

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Environmental Voter Project Expands to 6 More States

Some good news to share! Our friends at the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan group that works to identify inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters, have expanded their work into 6 additional battleground states ahead of the 2020 election: Arizona, Virginia, New Mexico, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Maine. What […]

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Julian Castro Reveals Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Plan

Julian Castro Reveals Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Plan

Last week, 2020 presidential hopeful and former HUD secretary Julian Castro was the first candidate to release an action plan addressing animal welfare issues. Huffington Post’s Yashar Ali broke the story and explained that Castro’s plan, called PAW: Protecting Animals and Wildlife, Calls for ending the euthanasia of domestic dogs and cats in shelters and […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Big, Bold Climate Plan

Bernie Sanders’ Big, Bold Climate Plan

Late last week, Senator Bernie Sanders revealed his climate action plan that he would work to enact should he be elected as president in 2020. The plan, titled The Green New Deal is the most ambitious of any of the Democrats and looks to spend $16.3 trillion on tackling climate change while decarbonizing sectors of […]

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