Politics

Senate Ag Leaders Lobby Hard to Pass DARK Act Compromise to Preempt Vermont GMO Law

Senate Ag Leaders Lobby Hard to Pass DARK Act Compromise to Preempt Vermont GMO Law

Despite Vermont’s historic GMO labeling bill coming into effect June 1, Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are vigorously lobbying to get their industry-approved GMO labeling deal passed before Congress’s summer break. Senate Ag leaders Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow hope to pass legislation allowing food companies to […]

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    Kochs Dump Trump to Fund Climate-Denying Senators in Ohio and Nevada

    Kochs Dump Trump to Fund Climate-Denying Senators in Ohio and Nevada

    Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch are reaching into their deep pockets to fund Republican candidates in the tight Senate races in Ohio and Nevada, two states that have seen powerful political and corporate interests block progress in renewable energy. The Koch brothers’s Super Pac is spending millions in ads to help Ohio Senator […]

    ‘Three Amigos’ Vow to Get Half Their Electricity From Clean Power by 2025

    ‘Three Amigos’ Vow to Get Half Their Electricity From Clean Power by 2025

    President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Nieto are expected to announce a joint plan to generate half the three nations’ electricity from clean power by 2025 at tomorrow’s North American Leaders Summit. The plan encompasses not only renewables, but also nuclear power and carbon capture and storage operations. President Obama, Canadian Prime […]

    March for a Clean Energy Revolution at the DNC With Breast Cancer Action

    March for a Clean Energy Revolution at the DNC With Breast Cancer Action

    By Alyssa Figueroa, Breast Cancer Action With all eyes on the presidential candidates during election season, the inaction of thousands of elected officials across the country on crucial issues like protecting public health can easily get lost amidst the spotlight. That’s why the organization I work for, Breast Cancer Action, will soon join thousands of […]

    GOP Blocks Pentagon Climate Plan

    GOP Blocks Pentagon Climate Plan

    House Republicans passed an amendment Thursday blocking the Department of Defense (DOD) from financing its climate change and national security plan. The amendment passed 216-205, with not a single Democrat voting in favor. The Pentagon. DOD and other national security experts have warned that climate change is a national security threat, but Republicans who voted […]

    Historic UK Vote Casts Uncertainty on Future of Climate Policy

    Historic UK Vote Casts Uncertainty on Future of Climate Policy

    The UK voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union in a historic referendum last night. Prime Minister David Cameron is resigning in the wake of the vote and markets reacted immediately, as the pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar in 30 years. The UK voted 52 percent to […]

    Sierra Club Endorses Hillary Clinton

    Sierra Club Endorses Hillary Clinton

    Today, the Sierra Club endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United State. Now, we will work our hearts out to make sure she wins the White House in November and defeats climate science denier and all-around bigot Donald Trump. Our decision is the result of a grassroots-driven process that started with our 2.4 million […]

    Trump to Obama in 2009: “If We Fail to Act Now … There Will Be Catastrophic and Irreversible Consequences for Humanity and Our Planet”

    Trump to Obama in 2009: “If We Fail to Act Now … There Will Be Catastrophic and Irreversible Consequences for Humanity and Our Planet”

    Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump was a signatory to an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress in 2009 that back urgent climate action.   A full-page ad by U.S. business leaders and liberal personalities in the New York Times read, “If we fail to act now, it is scientifically irrefutable that there will […]

    ‘Free Trade’ Will Kill Progress on Climate Change, 450 Groups Warn Congress

    ‘Free Trade’ Will Kill Progress on Climate Change, 450 Groups Warn Congress

    By Nika Knight Warning against dangers to “workers, communities and our environment,” more than 450 environmental advocacy groups called on Congress to reject the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Specifically warning against the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions, which allow multinational corporations sue nations in private, clandestine tribunals for passing […]