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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Wind Power Blows Coal Away in Texas

Wind Power Blows Coal Away in Texas

Wind power has overtaken coal as a proportion of Texas’s power for the first time and promises to continue growing. In 2020, wind power made up almost a quarter of Texas’s total power, compared to just 18% from coal.

Why This Matters: Texas is the nation’s largest producer of both wind energy and fossil fuel energy.

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Biden’s Climate Plan to Benefit Southern States Most Profoundly

Biden’s Climate Plan to Benefit Southern States Most Profoundly

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer President-elect Joe Biden has promised that in his first 100 days as president, he will work diligently to tackle what he calls “the No. 1 issue facing humanity”: climate change. His climate plan aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and to produce carbon-free electricity production by 2035, while […]

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Biden Looks to Paris as Trump Tantrum Continues

Biden Looks to Paris as Trump Tantrum Continues

by Miro Korenha, co-founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet After the United States formally withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Joe Biden transition team has repeatedly signaled that rejoining the international agreement will be a Day 1 priority. Biden’s all-of-government approach to climate action will help orient the power of the federal government […]

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DITCHED: Greening the Banks with Patrick McCully and Joe Sanberg

DITCHED: Greening the Banks with Patrick McCully and Joe Sanberg

Banks don’t just hold on to your dollars and cents, they also play a role in addressing the climate crisis.  In the latest episode of Political Climate’s DITCHED series, the show takes a closer look at the banking sector and what institutions like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and others can do […]

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#DOTUS On Instagram

#DOTUS On Instagram

Normalcy will return to the White House in January — the First Family will again have pets!  The Bidens have two dogs, Champ and Major, and now an Instagram account with 60,000 followers, and even their own hashtag #DOTUS.  The Obamas had two dogs, Sunny and Bo, and the Bushes had two cats and a […]

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