Building Wealth and Opportunity in Rural America[Included in plan:] Engage every community in the transition to a clean energy economy. Cory’s climate plan calls for a $400 billion investment by 2030 to fund a Moonshot Hub in all 50 states, each charged with tackling the most important and difficult challenges in basic science, applied research, manufacturing, and commercialization in their dedicated field. …
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The devastating impacts of climate change in Puerto Rico have been made worse by decades of neglect and racism. Justice must be at the center of our response to the climate crisis and that’s why I will invest $1 trillion in vulnerable communities. https://t.co/xGqTqn7Pem
During the power blackouts in California, low-income families watched as the food in their fridges spoiled. This holiday season, many are still recovering. When I say vulnerable communities will be the hardest hit by climate change, this is what I mean. https://t.co/HMUjrsP6vk
The same communities that have borne the brunt of industrial pollution are also on the front lines of the climate crisis—and extreme weather events could put them at even greater risk. We have to end the climate crisis and clean up Superfund sites. https://t.co/YfFmb6H16S
Obama talks climate change at green building conference, avoids politicsFormer president Barack Obama called climate change an “existential issue” and emphasized the importance of equity in solving sustainability and climate problems Wednesday morning during his talk at an international green building conference in Atlanta.
On Day 1 as president, I will reenter the Paris Agreement. Make the climate crisis a top national security priority. Ensure communities impacted by the climate crisis get justice. Hold corporations who damage the environment accountable. Pass a Green New Deal. #ClimateCrisisFL
Cory Booker Gets the Link Between Climate Change and PrisonsThere’s not much hype right now around Senator Cory Booker becoming president, but he deserves a lot more attention than he’s gotten. That’s because when it comes to the intersection of the environment and racism, at least, he’s got it covered.
Efforts at environmental sustainability cannot come at the expense of people with disabilities. From flood evacuations to heat waves to power outages, we see how people with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. #CripTheVote https://t.co/pBV9CfpTPD
Steyer in South CarolinaYesterday, I saw South Carolina’s Okatie Cyanide Dump in person. It’s a serious hazard, it’s against the law, and what’s worse, it neighbors an elementary school, putting children at risk. This is unacceptable. We need a justice-centered climate plan. https://t.co/w5by1GGpiB