elizabeth warren

Factory Farming Ban Proposed by Senators Booker, Warren

Factory Farming Ban Proposed by Senators Booker, Warren

The dangers of working shoulder-to-shoulder in a meat processing plant have come to the forefront as the novel coronavirus has exposed the fragility of the meat industry’s supply chain. Factory farming is also resource intensive, leading to deforestation and fueling the climate crisis. It also accounts for 99 percent of the meat that Americans consume. […]

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    Warren’s Blue New Deal Aims to Protect and Restore Oceans

    Warren’s Blue New Deal Aims to Protect and Restore Oceans

    By Julia Conley Sen. Elizabeth Warren expanded her vision for combating the climate crisis on Tuesday with the release of her Blue New Deal — a new component of the Green New Deal focusing on protecting and restoring the world’s oceans after decades of pollution and industry-caused warming. The plan includes proposals for an array […]

    Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Risk Disclosure Act Tries to Do What the SEC Didn’t

    Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Risk Disclosure Act Tries to Do What the SEC Didn’t

    By Rebecca Heilweil The Green New Deal has been the focal point of the climate debate among the Democratic presidential candidates. Less publicized is the Climate Risk Disclosure Act, a proposal from Senator and presidential contender Elizabeth Warren, that seeks to frame climate change as a threat to the public markets. The idea: force companies […]

    Democrats’ Climate Crisis Town Hall Lasted 7 Hours

    Democrats’ Climate Crisis Town Hall Lasted 7 Hours

    For the first time, Democratic contenders for President participated in a town hall solely focused on the climate crisis. For more than seven hours last night, 10 candidates fielded questions from an audience of Democratic voters and from CNN’s moderators. After a summer of record heat waves, wildfires and ice melt, and on the heels […]

    ‘This Is an Emergency. We Need the Democrats to Act Like It’: Outrage as DNC Says It Won’t Host a 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis

    ‘This Is an Emergency. We Need the Democrats to Act Like It’: Outrage as DNC Says It Won’t Host a 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis

    By Jake Johnson Sparking a torrent of backlash from Democratic White House contenders, environmental organizations, and youth climate leaders, the Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that it will not host a climate-specific presidential primary debate and will punish candidates who attend a debate hosted by any other organization. News of the DNC’s decision was made […]

    Warren’s New $2 Trillion Green Manufacturing Plan Welcomed as ‘Win-Win’ for Climate and Workers

    Warren’s New $2 Trillion Green Manufacturing Plan Welcomed as ‘Win-Win’ for Climate and Workers

    By Jessica Corbett As new polling showed Tuesday that public support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign has continued to rise as she’s introduced a series of ambitious policy proposals, the Democratic candidate unveiled a $2 trillion renewable energy and green manufacturing plan welcomed by climate campaigners as a boon for both the planet and […]

    ‘This Is a Big Deal’: Warren Vows to Ban New Leases for Fossil Fuel Drilling Offshore and on Public Lands

    ‘This Is a Big Deal’: Warren Vows to Ban New Leases for Fossil Fuel Drilling Offshore and on Public Lands

    By Jessica Corbett Environmental activists and advocacy groups praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren Monday after she promised that if she is elected president in 2020, she will ban new fossil fuel extraction leases for federally controlled lands and waters. “It is wrong to prioritize corporate profits over the health and safety of our local communities,” the […]