Politics

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 […]

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    Democratic Debate Puts Fossil Fuel Industry on Notice

    Democratic Debate Puts Fossil Fuel Industry on Notice

    Perhaps it was the rising seas lapping on the doors of the debate hall in Miami last night, but for the first time this election the public got a raucous and spirited debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton over the climate policies they would support as president. “The moderators finally broke their climate silence […]

    Democratic Debate Brings Anti-Fracking Movement to Center Stage

    Democratic Debate Brings Anti-Fracking Movement to Center Stage

    The Democratic debate Sunday night discussed important issues to our food and water, including the contamination of Flint, Michigan’s water supply and climate change. The fact that CNN allowed University of Michigan student Sarah Bellaire to ask the candidates whether or not they support fracking—bringing a real discussion about dirty fossil fuels to center stage—shows […]

    Clinton and Sanders Clash Over Fracking at Flint Debate

    Clinton and Sanders Clash Over Fracking at Flint Debate

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders engaged in a serious discussion about the environmental injustices facing Flint, Michigan and communities around the country in a spirited debate on Sunday night. While the discussion didn’t reveal serious policy differences between the candidates, it did highlight the divide between Democrats and Republicans, who spent their debate comparing the […]

    Fossil Fuel Donations Fuel Presidential Super PACs

    Fossil Fuel Donations Fuel Presidential Super PACs

    Fossil fuel heavy hitters pumped more than $100 million into Republican presidential campaigns last year, more money than ever before, according to campaign filings compiled by Greenpeace.  Fossil fuel funds comprised 57 percent of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s Super PAC. “Ted Cruz’s complete denial of climate change science is perfectly in line with the business interests […]

    Democrats Slam GOP Candidates on Climate Change: ‘Do Your Job’

    Democrats Slam GOP Candidates on Climate Change: ‘Do Your Job’

    The Democratic Party released a video on Sunday slamming the GOP presidential candidates for their stance on climate change. While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have both laid out plans to address climate change, all five remaining Republican candidates have either denied man-made warming or “discounted the scope of the  issue,” Reuters reported. The video […]

    Syria: Another Pipeline War

    Syria: Another Pipeline War

    The fossil fuel industry’s business model is to externalize its costs by clawing in obscene subsidies and tax deductions—causing grave environmental costs, including toxic pollution and global warming. Among the other unassessed prices of the world’s addiction to oil are social chaos, war, terror, the refugee crisis overseas, and the loss of democracy and civil […]

    FDA Officially Belongs to Big Pharma With Senate Confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf

    FDA Officially Belongs to Big Pharma With Senate Confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf

    It is hard to believe only four senators opposed the confirmation of Robert Califf, who was approved Wednesday as the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner. Vocal opponent Bernie Sanders condemned the vote from the campaign trail. But where was Dick Durbin? Where were all the lawmakers who say they care about industry and Wall Street profiteers making money at the […]