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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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Top Stories of 2019: The State of Politics

Top Stories of 2019: The State of Politics

I (Miro) am not under the impression that anyone really wants to reminisce about the politics of 2019. From impeachment to the gutting of the Clean Power Plan and the Endangered Species, Clean Air, and Clean Water Acts, it was often a very heavy time for those of us who have dedicated our careers to […]

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U.S. Companies Can’t be “For” Climate Action and Keep Funding Climate Denial

U.S. Companies Can’t be “For” Climate Action and Keep Funding Climate Denial

Yesterday, eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy.

Why This Matters: Major corporations can’t be for fighting climate change if their political spending tells the exact opposite story.

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Harry Reid Calls for Ending Filibuster, Making Climate Change #1 Priority

Harry Reid Calls for Ending Filibuster, Making Climate Change #1 Priority

In an interview with the Daily Beast this week, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that should Democrats win the Senate in 2020 they should scrap the filibuster and bring climate change legislation to the top of their agenda. Reid explained that “[T]he No. 1 priority is climate change. There’s nothing that affects my […]

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Green New Deal Picks Up Important Christian Endorsements

Green New Deal Picks Up Important Christian Endorsements

The Green New Deal has been labeled as an ultra-liberal (even socialist) policy proposal that has no shot of winning over voters in more conservative districts. However, in the past week, the resolution has picked up three important Christian endorsements. As the Huffington Post reported the Unitarian Universalist Association passed a resolution at its general […]

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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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Tweet of the Week: Bill McKibben on the success of climate organizers

Hearing reports the British House of Commons has declared a climate emergency. This is what good organizing does–and it's the first step to real change. Many thanks to @ExtinctionR, @ClimateStrike @GretaThunberg and everyone else! — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 1, 2019 Yesterday, as DW reported, after a week and a half of protests in London […]

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