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In Today’s Michigan Primary – As Well As The Other States – Water Issues A Top Concern

In Today’s Michigan Primary – As Well As The Other States – Water Issues A Top Concern

Whether it is drinking water in Michigan, floodwaters in Missouri and Mississippi, or dams versus salmon in Washington and Idaho, or wastewater from fracking in North Dakota — clean water is an issue that runs through the primaries that are taking place today.

Why This Matters:  The two remaining Democratic candidates have not had a chance to discuss these important water issues in the debates thus far.

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Special Super Tuesday Preview with Nathaniel Stinnett, Environmental Voter Project

Special Super Tuesday Preview with Nathaniel Stinnett, Environmental Voter Project

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project that works to significantly increase voter demand for environmental leadership by identifying inactive environmentalists and then turning them into consistent activists and voters. ODP: Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Do you think climate change and environmental protection are important issues to voters in 2020 […]

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Democrats Debate Climate Change Issues in Las Vegas — Finally

Democrats Debate Climate Change Issues in Las Vegas — Finally

At the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas last night, the moderators asked a series of questions on climate change and environmental issues, and the candidates had a chance to both explain their plans and to talk about their priorities.

Why This Matters:   The MSNBC moderators recognized that climate change is one of the most important issues to the Democratic voters and gave it at least 15 minutes — it got one of the longest time blocks of the debate, albeit in the second hour.

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House Dems Make Climate Front and Center in Infrastructure Plan

House Dems Make Climate Front and Center in Infrastructure Plan

Yesterday House Democrats released their $760 billion infrastructure plan called the “Moving Forward Framework.” The plan proposes to rebuild the nation’s highways, airports, bridges, and other critical infrastructure but notably has an emphasis on climate change preparedness. As Politico reported, House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) says the plan will be a radical departure from […]

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Latest Polling Data Shows Climate Change Rising on List of Voting

Latest Polling Data Shows Climate Change Rising on List of Voting

A new survey shows climate change is rising on the list of issues that will impact who voters select when they go to the polls this year — and for liberal democrats, it is the most important issue.

Why This Matters:  Climate change is a key issue in the election and clearly an issue on which the Democratic candidate can appeal to independent voters, drawing a stark contrast with President Donald Trump.

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Climate Change and Debating Democrats — Where Do They Stand?

Climate Change and Debating Democrats — Where Do They Stand?

Of the 6 candidates on the stage tomorrow night, Senator Sanders has the most aggressive plans to address climate change and the environment — he backs $16 Trillion in federal government spending and the whole of the Green New Deal, whereas Amy Klobuchar has the most modest plans with spending at about $1 Trillion, and the other four are clumped together in the $1.5-3 Trillion range with an alphabet soup of program ideas.

Why This Matters: As the field winnows and the time spent with each candidate on specific issues during debates can expand, it will be interesting to see if climate change gets more air time.

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CNN Fails to Ask a Single Climate Question at 4th Dem Debate

CNN Fails to Ask a Single Climate Question at 4th Dem Debate

We were really hoping that we would get to write a recap of the climate change conversation that was had at the 4th Democratic Presidential Debate last night but unfortunately there is literally nothing to write about.

What Happened? In 3 hours of coverage, there was not one question posed by the moderators on the single greatest threat our world is facing.

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Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden

The CNN Town Hall on the Climate Crisis was a marathon session — seven hours of nearly uninterrupted climate conversation.  With so many candidates and so much ground to cover, and many similarities among the candidates, it may in retrospect be a bit of a blur for the viewer.  CNN’s four moderators tried to level […]

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Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden

Highlights of CNN Climate Town Hall First Half – Castro, Yang, Harris, Klobuchar and Biden

The CNN Town Hall on the Climate Crisis was a marathon session — seven hours of nearly uninterrupted climate conversation.  With so many candidates and so much ground to cover, and many similarities among the candidates, it may in retrospect be a bit of a blur for the viewer.  CNN’s four moderators tried to level the discussion by asking each candidate a version of the question “what would you do on day 1”?  But from there, the candidate interviews varied greatly.  Here is what stood out to us from each of the first five candidates.

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Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Dem Debate Night 2: Inslee Calls the Shots, Booker Keeps it Real

Last night was night 2 of round 2 of the Democratic primary debates and the conversation on climate change was certainly more substantive than the first night. What really stood out about last night was Gov. Jay Inslee devoting his entire opening statement to climate change and the urgency with which we much act. Even […]

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Interview of the Week: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Interview of the Week: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Senator Udall has served the state of New Mexico in the United States Senate since 2009 and in that time has been a staunch champion of wildlife. The senator recently introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 and was kind enough to sit down with us to tell us a bit about his bill. […]

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Tweet of the Week: Dan Rather’s Take on Dem Debate Night 1

Wait, are we done with the debate on climate change already? What did I miss? I had just gone to the fridge to get my Diet Dr. Pepper and. when I came back.. okay, I guess so much for the greatest existential threat to the planet — Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 27, 2019 As we […]

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