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Julián Castro’s Climate Plan Addresses Environmental RacismAt Wednesday night’s climate crisis town hall with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, a nurse from Brooklyn asked former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro what his administration would do to address environmental racism.
CNN's Town Hall Finally Aired Climate Change's Big Dirty SecretThe historic CNN Climate Town Hall on Wednesday night covered many topics: abortion, education, and—you know it—justice. In fact, topics around justice came up at least 18 times, according to an Earther analysis of town hall transcripts.
How did Democrats fare at CNN’s climate town hall? We asked the experts.Grist gathered experts who powered through the lengthy town hall (or at least some of it) and asked them to evaluate the candidates’ performances through the lens of science, politics, and environmental justice. Here’s what the 2020 hopefuls did well — and what they messed up — during the evening’s climate ultra-marathon. These interviews have been …
Yang at CNN Climate Town Hall”Are you kidding me? You know what’s expensive – poisoning our kids!” Businessman Andrew Yang condemns the “all-mighty dollar running our society,” says “safe drinking water is a fundamental human right.” #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/bQr35aHWLC https://t.co/bCDKpsDgWS
Castro at CNN Climate Town HallJulián Castro says his plan calls for new civil rights legislation to address environmental racism. “I know that too often times it’s people who are poor, communities of color, who take the brunt of storms that are getting more frequent and more powerful.” #ClimateTownHall https://t.co/0kK3mrBGqg
LCV Statement on Julián Castro’s Our Planet and People First PlanFollowing the release of Secretary Julián Castro’s Our Planet and People First plan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from SVP of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld: “We commend Secretary Julián Castro for building on his previous climate proposals with this strong plan to put Our Planet and People First. Castro’s plan …
People and Planet FirstRight now, the climate crisis is already devastating our communities, our homes, and our families. Severe storms, deadly hurricanes, massive floods, extreme droughts, and wildfires are now a normal occurrence, destroying homes and businesses, and shrinking our economy. Toxic pollution is poisoning the water we drink and the air we breath. People are being forced …