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    Green New Deal Champion Ed Markey Defeats Joe Kennedy III in Win for Climate

    Green New Deal Champion Ed Markey Defeats Joe Kennedy III in Win for Climate

    By Jake Johnson Bolstered by an energized climate movement, small-dollar donors, and support from prominent progressive lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Green New Deal champion Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday fended off a Democratic primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose name recognition and late endorsement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ultimately insufficient […]

    Sanders Condemns GOP for Ignoring Climate Crisis at RNC

    Sanders Condemns GOP for Ignoring Climate Crisis at RNC

    By Lisa Newcomb As wildfires burn through California and the western United States, the Gulf Coast prepares for two potential hurricanes within a 48-hour timeframe, and record high temperatures dominate the summer, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday noted the resounding absence of any mention of the climate crisis during the first night of the […]

    Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

    Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act Into Law

    The Great American Outdoors Act is now the law of the land. President Donald Trump signed the bill, which passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support, on Tuesday. It is considered a major U.S. conservation milestone. “You cannot overstate the importance of this bill and what it will mean for national parks, public lands […]

    How the Global Climate Fight Could Be Lost If Trump Is Re-Elected

    How the Global Climate Fight Could Be Lost If Trump Is Re-Elected

    By Oliver Milman This story was originally published in The Guardian on July 27, 2020. It was a balmy June day in 2017 when Donald Trump took to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden to announce the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the only comprehensive global pact to tackle the spiraling […]

    Donald Trump Wants a Fight on the Green New Deal. So Do We

    Donald Trump Wants a Fight on the Green New Deal. So Do We

    By Varshini Prakash and John Podesta At the 2019 Republican Retreat, Donald Trump promised his allies that he would make this election about climate change: “I want to bring them way down the pike,” he said, “before we start criticizing the Green New Deal.” At his Tulsa rally in June, and in many of the […]

    Democrats Want to Fight Climate Change by Closing the ‘Digital Divide’

    Democrats Want to Fight Climate Change by Closing the ‘Digital Divide’

    By Maddie Stone One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Those with a fast internet connection are more able to work and learn remotely, stay in touch with loved ones, and access critical services like telemedicine. For the millions of Americans who live […]

    Democrats Demand Trump Reverse Order Directing COVID-19 Data to HHS

    Democrats Demand Trump Reverse Order Directing COVID-19 Data to HHS

    By Jake Johnson Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate are demanding that the Trump administration immediately reverse an order requiring hospitals to send Covid-19 patient information directly to a Health and Human Services database instead of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change that threw the data-collection process into chaos as states […]