Stories tagged "Green New Deal"

April 22, 2019

Earth Day Deja Vu

Today is Earth Day and the specter of pollution and decayed infrastructure in our country, made worse by years of government neglect while spending on a war that has dragged on for years, may seem like problems that are unique to our time.  But on the original Earth...

April 17, 2019

Dirty Drinking Water Besets Coal County in Kentucky

The Governor of Kentucky, Republican Matt Bevin, is considering whether to declare a state of emergency that would unlock resources to repair the dilapidated water system in Martin County, Kentucky deep in the heart of coal country.  In the meantime, the residents...

April 12, 2019

Making the Green New Deal Real

By Monica Medina The hearing this week before the House Reform and Oversight Committee on the national security implications of climate change was an eye-opener.  The goal of the hearing was to be non-partisan, with one Republican and one Democrat witness – both...

April 11, 2019

Tweet of the week: AOC at COR hearing holds colleagues accountable

“It‘s not responsible to complain about anything that we dislike as ‘socialism’ when many of our colleagues across the aisle are more than happy to support millions and potentially billions in government subsidies…for the…fossil fuel industry.” –@AOC...

April 10, 2019

Republicans Take Aim at GND In Hearing On Climate Change Threat

The House Committee on Government Oversight held the first in a series of hearings on climate change, with former Democratic Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel both testifying that climate change presents “threat...

April 2, 2019

Water Infrastructure Crumbling Under Climate Change Pressures

The U.S. flood control system of levees and dams is worn out and not up to the threat that climate change is posing.  On Sunday, The New York Times reported that across the flooded Midwest, the vaunted federal levee system that was supposed to protect towns and...

March 29, 2019

A Pair of Capitol Hill Hearings Making News

Yesterday President Trump’s nominee to run the Interior Department, David Bernhardt, had his confirmation hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and he was questioned hard by the Democrats about his alleged conflicts of interest and how...

March 28, 2019

Drinking Water Woes Spread

The midwestern floods are responsible for a new threat to drinking water supplies, according to the Associated Press the flooding could contaminate more than 1 million private water wells.  The National Ground Water Association, a trade group for the industry that...


Tweet of the week: Luke Skywalker doesn’t suffer climate fools

Please tell me this is photoshopped. 😩#CongressionalTauntaunPawn https://t.co/oDIuw2bd6x — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 26, 2019 After Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) bizarre rant on the Senate floor this Tuesday where he attempted to ridicule the Green...