In his own words: I first got into politics specifically to work on climate change. It affects every American profoundly and it still isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Over the last 10 years, I’ve been obsessed with environmental justice, renewable energy, and sustainability. Climate change is an existential threat to our way of life, and the Green New Deal is a solution that matches the scale of the problem. It would create millions of jobs and kickstart new industries making us a wealthier and more equitable nation. Best of all, it would make ALL our communities healthier. The technology and the economics are here. What’s not here. . .is the politics — because our politicians will not stand up to the oil and gas companies and other corporate polluters. I have, and I will.

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Tom Steyer Climate Change News Feed

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Getting out the vote in Indian Country

Steyer sold himself as the best candidate on climate change and environmental protection. He said he opposed turning over sacred Paiute land to the U.S. military, a position shared by other Democratic presidential hopefuls. Steyer also stressed his opposition to the construction of a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. “I’m the only one … Continue reading "https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2020/01/17/getting-out-the-vote-in-indian-country/"

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Democrats tout plans for Indian Country, urge voter access at second-ever Native American presidential candidate forum

Before joining the event, Warren tweeted about the U.S. military’s pending proposal to expand the Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada by about 600,000 acres — a plan that the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe has opposed — and promised that as president she would seek “free prior, informed consent” from tribes on decisions affecting their lands. The Massachusetts senator … Continue reading "https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/democratic-candidates-tout-plans-for-indian-country-urge-voter-access-at-second-ever-native-american-presidential-candidate-forum"

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Tom Steyer’s new plan to pay for the climate change fight

Presidential candidate Tom Steyer is out with a new plan on Thursday for what he’s calling a Working Families Tax Cut. The plan includes measures, including tax cuts for low-income workers to tax hikes for the wealthy, to focus on his key priority: climate change.

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Democratic Candidates Position Themselves as Climate Hawks Going into Primary Season

Throughout last night’s Democratic presidential debate, there were signs of the strong progressive push on climate action that is animating the presidential race as it reaches a critical moment.

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