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Why This Matters: To state the obvious, Democratic Candidates should talk even more about climate change and Democratic voters want to hear more about their views on climate change issues like whether the candidate supports or opposes fracking or a carbon tax, for example. There are many tough issues encompassed by what most media cover as climate change — including how much to spend on climate change programs, how much emphasis to place on retraining former fossil fuel workers, and whether to continue to research nuclear power. With so many candidates, it is hard to keep track of where they all stand on the various climate issues. It’s long past time to give climate change the attention and the candidates’ positions a harder look. There is another debate coming up on Friday night on ABC. There will be 5 debate moderators — will they follow their own poll’s results and ask more climate questions?? We hope so.
According to Steve Mufson of the Post, the GOP is increasingly prioritizing the environment, pushing for legislation that could offer solutions to climate change. But so far that increasing interest has not translated to legislation or support for climate issues.
While Senator Joe Manchin leads the opposition to climate provisions in President Biden’s budget bill, his own state is the most exposed to floods in the nation, according to new data released this month by the nonprofit organization First Street Foundation. Over 60% of West Virginia’s power stations are at risk, twice the average and […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Documents obtained by Greenpeace UK’s investigative journalism team Unearthed reveal that many coal and oil-rich nations have urged the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to water down its upcoming report on the world’s options to fight climate change successfully. Thousands of comments were sent to the IPCC’s […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Vital climate measures in the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) may be on the chopping block as the debate over President Biden’s extensive budget package continues in Congress. Senator Joe Manchin III (D-WV) is leading the charge to cut the CEPP, telling the White House he strongly opposes the […]
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