Politics

Bernie Sanders Calls for Nationwide Ban on Fracking

Bernie Sanders Calls for Nationwide Ban on Fracking

Bernie Sanders doubled down on his stance on fracking ahead of the New York primary this week, advocating for a nationwide ban with a new campaign advertisement and a speech in upstate New York. Sanders pointedly criticized Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for her stance on fracking and other environmental issues and his ad once again […]

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    I’m 24 Years Old and I’m Running for Congress

    I’m 24 Years Old and I’m Running for Congress

    By Erin Schrode I never wanted to be a politician. I am an activist, an educator, a social entrepreneur—a citizen who is committed to environmental action, public health and equal justice. Erin Schrode is running for United States Congress to represent California’s District 2. Photo credit: Erin Schrode Grassroots community organizing is hardwired into my […]

    Climate Change vs. Presidential Debates

    Climate Change vs. Presidential Debates

    By Kevin Kalhoefer With 20 presidential primary debates now completed, debate moderators have only asked 22 questions about climate change, which is just 1.5 percent of the 1,477 questions posed. In addition, the moderators were more than twice as likely to ask a climate question to a Democratic candidate than to a Republican candidate, and […]

    Mark Ruffalo and Annie Leonard: We Must Rebuild Our Democracy

    Mark Ruffalo and Annie Leonard: We Must Rebuild Our Democracy

    It started with the founding fathers. In America’s very first election, in 1788, the government officially barred all women, all people of color and any man without land from voting. This was American democracy in the 18th century. Almost 90 years later, the 15th amendment officially removed “race, color or history of servitude” as a […]

    What Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination Could Mean for the Climate

    What Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination Could Mean for the Climate

    President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to be Antonin Scalia‘s successor on the Supreme Court yesterday and experts are analyzing Garland’s record on environmental cases to see what his confirmation might mean for the Clean Power Plan. President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to be Antonin Scalia’s successor on the Supreme Court. Photo credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / The National Law Journal The Clean Power […]

    182: Total Number of Climate Deniers in Congress

    182: Total Number of Climate Deniers in Congress

    Here’s an inconvenient truth for the fossil fuel industry: The majority of Americans accept the scientific consensus that climate change is real and that it is a threat that must be addressed. This includes a majority of Democrats, a majority of Republicans and a majority of citizens who do not identify with a specific political party. […]

    3 Reasons the Historic U.S.-Canada Commitment to Curbing Methane Emissions Is Big

    3 Reasons the Historic U.S.-Canada Commitment to Curbing Methane Emissions Is Big

    Yesterday during the first official visit by a Canadian Prime Minister to the U.S. in 19 years, the two countries made a historic and precedent-setting announcement to curb methane emissions. In addition to pledging cooperation on implementing their emissions reduction commitments under the Paris agreement, advancing clean energy and preserving the Arctic, the two North […]

    Republicans Finally Talk Climate Change at GOP Debate

    Republicans Finally Talk Climate Change at GOP Debate

    The subject of climate change was finally raised at last night’s GOP primary debate by the Republican mayor of Miami, Tomás Pedro Regalado. Mayor Regaled asked candidates, through the moderator, if they accept the scientific consensus on climate change and if they plan to do anything about it. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said he had “long supported mitigation,” but […]