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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As Arizona Senate Race Heats Up, Will Climate Change Be on the Agenda?

As Arizona Senate Race Heats Up, Will Climate Change Be on the Agenda?

Arizona’s Senate race is one of the most pivotal races for Democrats this fall–already $9.3 million has been spent on ads in the state. The party hopes that this is the election that flips Arizona blue as incumbent Martha McSally (R) who was appointed to serve out the rest of the late Senator John McCain’s […]

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LWCF One Step Closer to Permanent Funding

LWCF One Step Closer to Permanent Funding

Although President Trump has repeatedly called for cutting its funding by as much as 97%, earlier this year he called on Congress to pass a law to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Yesterday, the bill to permanently fund the LWCF came one step closer to becoming law.  The cloture vote on […]

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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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Senate Dems Ask Conservatives for Help in Messaging Climate

Senate Dems Ask Conservatives for Help in Messaging Climate

Yesterday the members of the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis interviewed Republican witnesses during a hearing about how Democrats might reach out to conservatives on the issue of climate change. No Republican senators participated and committee chair Senator Brian Schatz drove the point home in his opening statement: “Today we continue to […]

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