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LCV Statement on Sanders’ Climate Plan

Following the release of Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: “We are excited to see a strong climate plan from Senator Sanders that focuses on creating family-sustaining jobs in the clean energy economy and investing in frontline communities who have … Continue reading "https://www.lcv.org/article/lcv-statement-sanders-climate-plan/"

League of Conservation Voters

The Green New Deal

The climate crisis is not only the single greatest challenge facing our country; it is also our single greatest opportunity to build a more just and equitable future, but we must act immediately. Climate change is a global emergency. The Amazon rainforest is burning, Greenland’s ice shelf is melting, and the Arctic is on fire. … Continue reading "https://berniesanders.com/issues/the-green-new-deal/"

Bernie Sanders

Honoring and Empowering Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples

[Included in plan:] Conversations about physical infrastructure must also include serious engagement with the unique threat of climate change to Native and indigenous peoples. Climate change has severely impacted Alaska Natives, with many communities displaced. The Quinault Indian Nation faces similar threats. And as the climate crisis worsens, so too will its disproportionate impact on … Continue reading "https://medium.com/@teamwarren/honoring-and-empowering-tribal-nations-and-indigenous-peoples-720e49e1d1ca"

Medium

Black voters care about climate change too

There are significant issues plaguing our nation, however, few carry the long-term impact of climate change. But when it comes to the voices leading this fight, those voices are rarely from the communities that disproportionately bear the burden of climate change, pollution, and our reliance on fossil fuels. Climate change should be a definitive issue … Continue reading "https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/15/opinions/black-voters-climate-change-2020-sellers/index.html"

CNN

Letter Urges Democratic Candidates to Take “NoKXL Pledge” to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline on Day One if Elected President

A coalition of landowners, Tribal Nations and environmental groups that have been fighting the proposed Keystone XL tarsands export pipeline for 10 years today sent a letter to all Democratic presidential candidates, urging them to take the ‘NoKXL Pledge’ making it clear that on Day One in office they will revoke the unprecedented, unilateral permit … Continue reading "http://boldnebraska.org/letter-urges-democratic-candidates-to-take-nokxl-pledge-to-stop-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-on-day-one-if-elected-president/"

Bold Nebraska

Steyer in Nevada

I put out a climate plan last week, and the three things that distinguish it from all the other climate plans are these. One, I would declare a state of emergency on Day One of my presidency. I would give Congress 100 days to pass some form of the Green New Deal and if they … Continue reading "https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/aug/10/2020-steyer-touts-benefits-political-outsider/"

Las Vegas Sun