EJ Bills Introduced In Congress Now Set the Stage For Next Year

EJ Bills Introduced In Congress Now Set the Stage For Next Year

Environmental Justice legislation is getting lots of attention this year as numerous bills are pending in Congress on a topic that, until now, barely received attention. Yesterday, Senator Cory Booker and Representative Deb Haaland rolled out a bill that would put $100 billion dollars toward eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color.

Why This Matters:  Lisa Friedman of  The New York Times wrote last month that by putting Senator Harris on the ticket with him, Vice President Biden signaled that environmental justice will be high on their agenda.

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Climate Forum Day 2 Highlights

Climate Forum Day 2 Highlights

Why This Matters:  The entire 12-hour marathon of Climate Forum coverage by MSNBC set a high watermark (bad pun) for other news organizations covering climate change.  They also devoted two hours in prime time to climate change, as well as stationing correspondents to report in live from remote locations from Greenland to Guatemala.  Moderators Ali Velshi and Chris Hayes did both deep dives into the substance of candidate plans and also got the candidates to open up personally about what drives their interest in and passion for this issue.  MSNBC also sweat the details on the production of the Forum – with a visually beautiful set and fantastic live connections to students stationed at the University of Southern California, the University of New Hampshire, and Iowa State University in order to have student voices from coast to coast.  We hope other news organizations will at least meet this standard from now on.

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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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Cory Booker’s presidential bid addresses environmental justice

Cory Booker’s presidential bid addresses environmental justice

Last Friday New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) announced his campaign for president. Booker, who is one of only 3 sitting African American senators, made his announcement on the first day of Black History Month likely as a symbol of his commitment to racial justice. The senator specifically has been outspoken on the issue of […]

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