Climate Change is On the Ballot In the Georgia Runoff Election

Climate Change is On the Ballot In the Georgia Runoff Election

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer Climate change is on the ballot in the Georgia Senate runoff election. Neither of the two Democratic candidates, the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, has officially endorsed the Green New Deal, but both have environmental policy platforms focused on clean energy, job creation, and coastal protections. Voters in […]

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Races to Watch:  Georgia’s Jon Ossoff Could Ride Blue Wave Into the Senate

Races to Watch: Georgia’s Jon Ossoff Could Ride Blue Wave Into the Senate

Jon Ossoff, who nearly pulled off an upset to win a congressional seat in 2017, is now giving Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue fits — the young challenger, has made the Senator’s integrity the central issue of the race. 

Why This Matters:  The biggest issue in the race is Perdue’s alleged stock insider trading on news of COVID-19 before it was public.

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Races To Watch: Montana’s Bullock is Bullish in the Senate Battle of the Steves click button

Races To Watch: Montana’s Bullock is Bullish in the Senate Battle of the Steves

Montana’s Senate race is a toss-up, according to the Cook Political Report, because the popular Democratic governor, Steve Bullock, has managed to put incumbent Senator Steve Daines on the defensive over a deal he orchestrated in which Montana ranchers were to supposed sell $200m in beef to China’s second-largest company, JD.com, and the company was going to build a $100m processing plant in Montana. 

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Races To Watch:  Alaska’s Senate Election Is Closer Than Expected click button

Races To Watch: Alaska’s Senate Election Is Closer Than Expected

Thanks to some help from the Lincoln Project and self-inflicted wounds that have put Republican incumbent Senator Dan Sullivan on the defensive, in Alaska the challenger, Dr. Al Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, is making a strong run.

Why This Matters:  The Pebble Mine project is opposed by a majority of Alaskans because of the harm it could cause to the extremely valuable Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishery, and to pristine Alaskan wilderness.

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Senate Proposes Bipartisan Amendment to Regulate HFCs

Senate Proposes Bipartisan Amendment to Regulate HFCs

HFCs or hydrofluorocarbons, are super greenhouse gases, manufactured for use in refrigeration, air conditioning, foam blowing, aerosols, fire protection, and solvents. However, unlike most other greenhouse gases, HFCs are not waste products but are intentionally produced. That’s why the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was a crucial step by the global community to expand […]

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Senate Democrats Release Climate Plan to Counter Dark Money

Senate Democrats Release Climate Plan to Counter Dark Money

Environmental justice communities are facing 3 crises at once—climate change, racial injustice & #COVID19. As @EJusticeCaucus co-chair, I’m proud to join @SenDemsClimate in unveiling our #CaseForClimateAction report to tackle these challenges. https://t.co/b11cPTq0CZ — Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) August 25, 2020 Yesterday, Senate Democrats released a 200-page climate change report that they say will serve as their […]

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