Biden’s Budget Pledges $36B for Climate, Nearly Doubling Federal Spending On It

Biden’s Budget Pledges $36B for Climate, Nearly Doubling Federal Spending On It

The Biden administration released its detailed budget proposal on Friday and it contained $36 billion in total for climate, a huge increase in climate-related spending. 

Why This Matters:  Biden is making good on campaign promises, and he proposes to pay for it by keeping another promise and ending subsidies to fossil fuels that would have cost billions.

 

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Environmental Coalition Proposes Solar Roadmap for Justice

Environmental Coalition Proposes Solar Roadmap for Justice

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer This week, a coalition of environmental organizations released a solar power roadmap for the Biden-Harris administration. The proposal, sponsored by Earthjustice, Coalition for Community Solar Access, and the NAACP, emphasizes equitable access to clean energy in the race to meet the administration’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2035. The only way to […]

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Women Fighting For Communities of Color: Heather McTeer Toney

Women Fighting For Communities of Color: Heather McTeer Toney

Heather McTeer Toney is an American lawyer, politician, and environmental activist and served as the first African-American and female mayor of Greenville, MS. In 2014, Toney was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator for the EPA’s Southeast Region. And since then she’s continued her work, first leading the Moms Clean Air […]

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Interview of the Week: Rt Hon. David Lammy click button

Interview of the Week: Rt Hon. David Lammy

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 […]

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States Are Beginning to Enact Environmental Justice Laws

States Are Beginning to Enact Environmental Justice Laws

With the Trump administration rolling back environmental protections and exacerbating environmental inequalities, the burden had landed on states to take up measures to protect minority and poor communities.

Why This Matters:  Environmental Justice (EJ) was still not well known in 2019 when Senators Cory Booker, Tammy Duckworth, and Tom Carper created the first EJ Caucus in the Senate in 2019. And as with climate, state governments are leading the way.

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Top Ten Stories of 2020: Biden-Harris’ Historic Win

Top Ten Stories of 2020: Biden-Harris’ Historic Win

When 2020 began, many people were counting Joe Biden out and Kamala Harris’ Presidential run had already ended — what a difference a year makes.  Biden surprised many progressives with a strong climate and environmental justice plan that only got stronger as the campaign went on.

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