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How Gerrymandering Silences the Environmental Vote

How Gerrymandering Silences the Environmental Vote

By Jeremy Deaton This year, state legislatures will redraw the electoral map. The GOP controls most state legislatures, and they are expected to draw congressional districts to favor Republicans, which will make it easier for them to win a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, even if they fail to win the most […]

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    1,200+ U.S. Officials and Candidates Have Rejected Fossil Fuel Cash

    1,200+ U.S. Officials and Candidates Have Rejected Fossil Fuel Cash

    With record-breaking hurricanes, furious wildfires and an ominous report from the United Nations that forecasts catastrophic climate change, it’s more important than ever to vote for leaders who are defenders of the environment. Thankfully, we have candidates running for all levels of government who will take a stand on these critical issues and are promising […]

    Climate Deniers on the Ballot in 2018

    Climate Deniers on the Ballot in 2018

    By Justin Mikulka As the midterm elections approach, DeSmog is taking this opportunity to highlight some of the top climate science deniers currently running for office in the U.S. Did we miss someone notable? Let us know. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La) Recently featured on DeSmog for some of his other extreme views, Rep. Clay Higgins […]

    New Green Strategy: Change the Electorate, Not the Election

    New Green Strategy: Change the Electorate, Not the Election

    By Tara Lohan How little do elected officials care about climate change? Look no further than a recent U.S. Senate hearing about the biggest threats facing the country, where lawmakers asked a single question about global warming during the entire three-hour event. Sadly, this hearing occurred just days after the world’s leading scientific body on […]

    The Environment Is on the November Ballot — Here’s Where and What’s at Stake

    The Environment Is on the November Ballot — Here’s Where and What’s at Stake

    By Tara Lohan Environmental issues such as polluted drinking water in Michigan and harmful algal blooms in Florida could influence which candidates voters will support in this November’s midterm election, said Holly Burke, communications coordinator of the League of Conservation Voters. “Water issues really resonate with voters in states where clean water has been a […]

    Sierra Club Alerts Voters to Top 10 ‘Fossil Fools’ to Oust in Midterm Elections

    Sierra Club Alerts Voters to Top 10 ‘Fossil Fools’ to Oust in Midterm Elections

    With the U.S. midterm elections just six weeks away, the Sierra Club launched a campaign Tuesday to boot ten leading “Fossil Fools” from office and replace them with more environmentally friendly alternatives. The “Fossil Fools 2018” campaign, spearheaded by the group’s Political Committee, targets Congressional Republicans running for reelection in November who have consistently voted […]

    Report: 140 House Members Vote Against Chemical Safeguards Every Time

    Report: 140 House Members Vote Against Chemical Safeguards Every Time

    The Environmental Working Group Action Fund, the political arm of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), released a first-ever report that scores how each member of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on chemical policy and safety. The scorecard shows that 140 House members voted against chemical safeguards every time, while 149 members consistently voted for […]

    5 Key Groups Getting on Board With Climate Solutions

    5 Key Groups Getting on Board With Climate Solutions

    We have a choice this election—and it starts with the leaders we choose. That’s the key word here: WE. In the climate movement, we are working every day to drive a shift away from dirty fossil fuels and create a safe and sustainable future for our planet. And together, we have the power to elect […]