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Climate change an increasing concern for Texas voters, poll finds

The survey, released ahead of the Democratic primary debate in Houston, found that 63 percent of voters said they worried about climate change and nearly two-thirds said they supported their government doing something to tackle it.

Houston Chronicle

Warren in Texas

Warren also took questions from the audience. One woman asked what else could be done to address climate change. “This is the ultimate threat and the problem is accelerating,” she said. “I have multiple plans for this because this is how we have to think about this.

KUT 90.5

Many Texans think fossil fuel companies should pay for climate change, poll finds

Who should pay for rising global temperatures, ocean acidification, worsening natural disasters and the other environmental damages of climate change? A new survey suggests that many Americans – even in the oil and gas rich state of Texans – think fossil fuel companies should foot the bill for global warming.

Houston Chronicle

LCV Women Attend She the People

By Liz Jacob, LCV Associate Digital Campaigns Manager Last week, I had the opportunity to join other LCV women and travel to Houston to attend the history-making She the People presidential forum — it was the FIRST presidential candidate forum centered on and for women of color. My journey began at the Baltimore airport for … Continue reading "lcv-women-attend-she-the-people"

Change the Climate 2020

O'Rourke in Texas

Addressing thousands and wearing a Texas Southern baseball cap, O’Rourke also recalled the devastation in Houston of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey, saying the U.S. must do more to combat climate change and that the nation’s fourth-largest city understands the phenomenon’s dangers “better than just about anyone in this country.”

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Hickenlooper in Texas

HOUSTON — Democratic 2020 hopeful John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor, told energy executives at CERAWeek that “urgency” is needed to tackle climate change, but steered clear of offering policy specifics.

Axios

Hickenlooper in Texas

John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor turned Democratic presidential candidate, told a crowd of oil executives Thursday climate change required that society move “hard and fast.” Asked whether he supported the so-called Green New Deal as proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., he said he supported its “urgency.”

Houston Chronicle

Klobuchar in Texas

Klobuchar said she has backed the Green New Deal resolution put forward by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., because she wants to harness the aspirational spirit and excitement behind the deal, not because she believes it can be accomplished in 10 years. “Let’s stop admiring this problem and do something about it right now,” Klobuchar … Continue reading "https://www.statesman.com/news/20190309/amy-klobuchar-touts-green-new-deal-at-sxsw"

Austin American-Statesman