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It seems that climate change snarled traffic in both cities yesterday morning. The Extinction Rebellion, a global climate protest group that similarly shut down London last spring and they are planning to do the same again in October,organized #ShutDownDC in which they claimed they had hundreds of protesters who blocked 22 intersections in downtown Washington. Apparently they are not aware that D.C. shuts down quite often when Congress can’t pass spending bills — and it could shut down again officially in about 2 weeks at the end of the government’s fiscal year. At the same time, the President was causing his own traffic nightmare in NYC, staying in Trump Tower for his visit to the United Nations, and forcing numerous street and even sidewalk closures near his apartment. We are in NYC covering #ClimateWeek and found refuge in nature just a few blocks north in Central Park!
This week we sat down with Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional district. His district also happens to be one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the nation where wildfires, extreme heat, and sea-level rise are creating conditions that necessitate comprehensive climate action from the federal government. More specifically, the Congressman told us […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As the nation moves past President Biden’s first 100 days, hopes are that the green energy future can begin to take shape more tangibly. Yet despite the green jobs promises of the American Jobs Plan, some communities still feel cut off from the new green economy. For Indigenous communities, a […]
by Jason Walsh Late last month, President Biden unveiled the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, aiming to provide much-needed investments in our schools, roads, drinking-water infrastructure, broadband access, electric grid, the care economy, and more. But what comes next is critically important for the long-term recovery of our nation and the nearly 10 million people […]
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