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Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces Unveil Improved Climate Policy

Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces Unveil Improved Climate Policy

By Jake Johnson Unity Task Forces formed by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled sweeping party platform recommendations Wednesday that—while falling short of progressive ambitions in a number of areas, from climate to healthcare—were applauded as important steps toward a bold and just policy agenda that matches the severity of […]

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    2020 Dems Called on to Follow Warren in Supporting ‘No Big AG Money Pledge’

    2020 Dems Called on to Follow Warren in Supporting ‘No Big AG Money Pledge’

    By Andrea Germanos Food system justice and environmental advocates on Wednesday urged all Democratic presidential hopefuls to follow in the footsteps of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in signing a pledge rejecting campaign cash from food and agribusiness corporations. The Massachusetts senator, said advocacy group Friends of the Earth, is “leading the way.” BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren has […]

    Net Zero U.S. by 2050? House Dems Unveil Sweeping Climate Legislation

    Net Zero U.S. by 2050? House Dems Unveil Sweeping Climate Legislation

    House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a sweeping plan intended to spur the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. An outline of the draft bill, entitled the CLEAN Future Act, shows the plan would not impose a tax on carbon, but rather create a national clean energy standard for power suppliers, strengthen vehicle emissions standards […]

    Republicans and Democrats Come Together for National Clean Energy Week

    Republicans and Democrats Come Together for National Clean Energy Week

    These days, bipartisan collaboration sometimes seems impossible. But during National Clean Energy Week, Republicans and Democrats come together for meetings in Washington, D.C., and workshops across the country. This story originally appeared in Yale Climate Connections. It is republished here as part of EcoWatch’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than […]

    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 […]