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Trump Admin Denies California’s Request for Wildfire Aid

Trump Admin Denies California’s Request for Wildfire Aid

The Trump administration rejected California’s federal relief request to help recover from six recent wildfires, The Los Angeles Times reported. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office requested a presidential disaster declaration for federal relief funds to help with cleanup efforts, including the Creek Fire, the largest in the state’s history, CNN reported. The relief would have […]

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    How Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Compares to the Green New Deal

    How Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Compares to the Green New Deal

    By Jeff Berardelli At the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, former Vice President Joe Biden said point-blank that he does not support the Green New Deal — a progressive plan which not only aims to aggressively tackle climate change but also encompasses many other issues like social justice, jobs, housing and health care. In […]

    Biden Vows to Bar Fossil Fuel Leaders From Transition Team

    Biden Vows to Bar Fossil Fuel Leaders From Transition Team

    By Jake Johnson Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday vowed to bar from his transition team any “leaders” of fossil fuel companies, a pledge environmentalists cautiously applauded while urging the former vice president to go further by committing to banning all Big Oil lobbyists and executives from both his transition team and cabinet. “Rejecting […]

    How Does the Climate Crisis Impact the 2020 Senate Races?

    How Does the Climate Crisis Impact the 2020 Senate Races?

    By Jan Ellen Spiegel It wasn’t so long ago that the issue of climate change was poised to play a huge – possibly even a decisive – role in the 2020 election, especially in the race for control of the U.S. Senate. Many people supporting Democratic candidates saw a possible Democratic majority as a hedge […]

    Democrats Introduce Bill Addressing Cultural Genocide Against Native Americans

    Democrats Introduce Bill Addressing Cultural Genocide Against Native Americans

    Two lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday addressing previous actions the U.S. government inflicted upon Native Americans. The bill, authored by Rep. Deb Haaland from New Mexico and Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, specifically addresses the “intergenerational trauma” caused by policies that tore Native American children away from their families and sent them to boarding schools […]

    Will We Be Able to Reverse Trump’s Climate Damage?

    Will We Be Able to Reverse Trump’s Climate Damage?

    By Hannah Murphy When he talks about the Trump administration, David Doniger likes to say: “Imagine where we’d be if they knew what they were doing.” The climate lawyer and senior advisor to the NRDC Action Fund spends his days defending the environment from the U.S. government, and for the past three and a half […]

    These Races Will Shape What the U.S. Elections Mean for Climate Progress

    These Races Will Shape What the U.S. Elections Mean for Climate Progress

    By Mark Hertsgaard What follows are not candidate endorsements. Rather, this nonpartisan guide aims to inform voters’ choices, help journalists decide what races to follow, and explore what the 2020 elections could portend for climate action in the United States in 2021 and beyond. Will the White House Turn Green? Whether the White House changes […]

    Will Coal Miners Stand by Trump as Jobs Disappear?

    Will Coal Miners Stand by Trump as Jobs Disappear?

    By Oliver Milman Art Sullivan is considered something of a political heretic by other coal miners in south-western Pennsylvania, where a wave of support for Donald Trump based upon his flamboyant promises of a resurgence in coal helped propel the Republican to the U.S. presidency. “Many of my coal miner friends voted for him,” said […]