Congressional Republicans Rekindle Attacks on Paris Agreement

Congressional Republicans Rekindle Attacks on Paris Agreement

After President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement on his first day in office, Congressional Republicans didn’t skip a beat in attacking the move with bad faith messaging and false science. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul released a press release calling the Paris Climate Agreement  “irresponsible and controversial.”  Senator Ted Cruz (TX) […]

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One Looney Lunar Thing: Trump Plans Moon Colony

One Looney Lunar Thing: Trump Plans Moon Colony

In a tweet last Friday, the Republican Party boasted about President Trump’s agenda “fighting for you” in his second term, which included establishing a permanent human presence on the moon, sending astronauts to visit Mars, infrastructure, and high-speed internet nationwide (in that order).  As if these things were remotely comparable!  And maybe they should consider […]

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Despite Nationwide Extreme Weather, GOP Fails to Mention Climate Change at Convention

Despite Nationwide Extreme Weather, GOP Fails to Mention Climate Change at Convention

Last week the Democratic National Convention emphasized climate change as a social justice issue as well as an opportunity to create jobs and rebuild necessary infrastructure (you can read our coverage of it here). This week it’s the Republicans’ turn to present their vision for America to voters–though they haven’t put forth a new platform […]

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

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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American energy CEOs heavily favor Republican candidates

American energy CEOs heavily favor Republican candidates

A newly published study by Harvard Law School and Tel-Aviv University examined 18 years of political donations from CEOs of S&P 1500 companies. The study, as Axios reported, found that “the chief executives of America’s largest public companies are more than twice as likely to lean Republican in their campaign contributions than to favor Democrats.”

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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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