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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Steyer on climate change

Billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer has led the biggest campaign to impeach Trump, rejects right-wing claims to patriotism or Godliness, and is an unapologetic fan of Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy.’

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Steyer in Colorado

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer told an audience in Snowmass Village on Friday night that the 2020 presidential election is a last desperate chance to reverse climate change. Steyer made the claim during an emotional presentation at the 16th annual American Renewable Energy Day, which he has participated in numerous times in the past. He … Continue reading "https://www.aspentimes.com/news/presidential-candidate-steyer-tells-snowmass-village-crowd-that-2020-election-is-last-chance-on-climate-issues/"

Aspen Times

Steyer in Colorado

Thank you, @AudenSchendler, for the tour of your hydro-electric system in Aspen. We each play a role in alleviating the climate crisis, and it is my honor to meet those who are dedicated to taking immediate action.

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Steyer in Colorado

Steyer said his [climate] plan is different from any other candidate’s because his includes three things: declaring a state of emergency his first day of presidency, being closely tied to community and grassroot environmentalism and building a global coalition to combat climate change. “Unless you’re doing those three things, my experience over the last 10 … Continue reading "https://www.aspenpublicradio.org/post/presidential-candidate-tom-steyer-speaks-areday-summit"

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“We need to scare them”: Presidential candidate Tom Steyer, in Denver, wants big businesses to help fix climate change

Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday promised to intimidate big corporations into cooperating with his plans to stop climate change.

The Denver Post

.@TomSteyer is now hosting a round table mostly made up of climate activists and Democrats. He has tough rhetoric for oil and gas and financial companies investing in oil. “This is going to be a fight. And we need to scare them.” #copolitics #IACaucus #fint

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Corporations have no interest in what is best for the common good. They only care about profit. I have a long history of fighting the utilities to protect consumers and the environment, and I will declare climate change a national emergency on day one.

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Tom Steyer says 2020 race needs him for urgent action on climate change

Tom Steyer’s eleventh-hour bid to run for president left many Democrats stunned. Why the change of heart? It’s partly because Steyer believes he’s the best on climate change in the crowded field.

Washington Post

Steyer in Colorado

Steyer recently announced his detailed plan to address climate change. If elected president, he said he would declare the climate crisis a national emergency on his first day in office. He would implement his five-pillar framework for the Justice-Centered Climate Plan with or without the support of Congress. “He is prepared to use the emergency … Continue reading "https://www.aspentimes.com/news/local/presidential-candidate-tom-steyer-will-speak-at-16th-annual-areday-summit-in-snowmass-village/"

Aspen Times