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Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

Even Progressives View the Path to 100% Renewables With Pragmatism

One of the biggest points of contention among likely Democratic voters when it comes to climate change has been the timeline in which the United States should transition to 100% emissions-free energy. But whether that date is 2030 (as Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed) or 2050 (such as what Beto O’Rourke outlined) another critical factor […]

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The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

So far, Governor Inslee and Senators Warren and Sanders have said they would support a Democratic Presidential debate dedicated solely to the subject of climate change.  Yesterday, three prominent Democratic Senators (Schatz, Whitehouse, and Heinrich) joined the chorus — in a letter to the President of NBC News they urged that the FIRST debate, set for June 26-27 in Miami, should be focused on climate change. 

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The U.S. has a unique culture of climate change denial

The U.S. has a unique culture of climate change denial

Hearing people deny climate change or question how much humans are contributing to it can be really frustrating. It turns out that we have a unique culture of climate denial in the United States. As the Guardian reported, “a total of 13% of Americans polled in a 23-country survey conducted by the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project […]

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Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva Pt. 2

This is the second part of our two-part interview with House Natural Resources Committee chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva. Click here to read part one.   ODP: Can you tell us a bit more about the hearings you’re planning on holding at the Natural Resources Committee this year? What are your goals with the hearings? RG: […]

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Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva

Exclusive Interview with House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva

Since Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives, climate change and conservation are finally back on the agenda in Congress. As our last interview of Earth Week, we wanted to chat with the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, about his priorities for the committee and how his party can […]

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Will 2020 Dems Debate Climate Change?

Will 2020 Dems Debate Climate Change?

The Democratic field continues to grow, making it hard for any of the candidates to distinguish him/herself.  One — Governor Jay Inslee — has based his entire campaign on dealing with the climate crisis.  Last week, he began to argue that the issue is so important that the Democratic candidates should dedicate an entire primary […]

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Tweet of the week: AOC at COR hearing holds colleagues accountable

“It‘s not responsible to complain about anything that we dislike as ‘socialism’ when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions in government subsidies…for the…fossil fuel industry.” –@AOC pic.twitter.com/fDjotvBQbI — Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) April 9, 2019 On Tuesday the Committee on Oversight and Reform held the […]

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GOP attacks on GND based on false stats

GOP attacks on GND based on false stats

The GOP response to the Green New Deal (GND) has been largely negative–well, that’s an understatement considering that Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, recently called the ideas behind the Green New Deal “tantamount to genocide.” The main argument from Republicans has been that implementation of the GND […]

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Governor Inslee Campaigns on Climate Change

Governor Inslee Campaigns on Climate Change

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington is sticking to his promise of making battling climate change the centerpiece of his campaign for President. 

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One Partisan Thing: Yale Climate Maps Reveal Extent of Divide

One Partisan Thing: Yale Climate Maps Reveal Extent of Divide

For all of us “green” nerds who are fascinated by the politics of climate change, not to mention all those Democratic candidates for President, the Yale Program on Climate Communications has a great data visualization site that will provide endless hours of entertainment.  Check out their partisan climate opinion survey results for 2018, and the […]

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First House hearings on climate in nearly a decade dive right into the issues

Yesterday both the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change as well as the Natural Resources Committee held hearings to address climate change, which was the first time in nearly a decade that members of the House discussed and acknowledged the issue.

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Democratic Candidates Get Behind the Green New Deal

Democratic Candidates Get Behind the Green New Deal

Endorsing the Green New Deal is becoming a talisman of politics in the 2020 Presidential race on the Democratic side.  The Washington Post’s Power Post pointed out that this is a policy that almost no one had heard of last November but is now one of the key planks that appears to have nearly unilateral support.

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