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July 26, 2019

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...

Interview of the Week: Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Senator Udall has served the state of New Mexico in the United States Senate since 2009 and in that time has been a staunch champion of wildlife. The senator recently introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 and was kind enough to sit down with us to...

July 25, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Sen. Schatz of Hawaii

My prediction is that even the redacted Mueller Report will demonstrate that the last five years were all the hottest on record and that climate change is costing us tens billions of dollars. — Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 16, 2019 This week it seemed as if...

July 24, 2019

GOP Senators Tried to Squash Climate Training for Meteorologists

Climate Central is a nonprofit website that brings scientifically rigorous information about climate change to people in easy to read graphics and statistics. While we often cite them, meteorologists have been big consumers of their data, much to the chagrin of some...

June 5, 2019

Tweet of the Week: Leader McConnell’s Senate Graveyard

“On all the big issues of the day:❌ Climate Change❌ Health Care❌ Voting Rights❌ Election Security The Senate has turned into a legislative graveyard.” —@SenBrianSchatz explains the Senate under @SenateMajLdr McConnell — Senate...

March 16, 2019

We Must Stand Up For Science

By Senator Brian Schatz These are challenging, unprecedented times for science. This may not be the first time science has been under attack in the United States – climate denial has been alive and well for some time now – but from a historical perspective, we are in...

February 27, 2019

Climate Change and GND Get Heated On the Hill

Forty-two members of the Sunshine Movement were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Monday, where they were urging him to support the Green New Deal (GND).   Senator McConnell has refused to meet with the...

February 25, 2019

The Green New Deal Remains In the News

We worried that the Green New Deal might be like other environmental proposals — they make the news once or twice and then vanish.  But the Green New Deal (GND) remains on the front pages and a topic of conversation that is getting attention widely and beyond...

January 19, 2019

Deputies Rising

By Monica Medina With the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency now before the Senate, and David Bernhardt likely to ‘act” for many months and then be nominated as Secretary of Interior, these two agencies are poised to...