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Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee

Why the Green New Deal Includes a Jobs Guarantee

February 20, 2019

Pavlina Tcherneva, one of the economists behind the idea, explains how it can fight the climate crisis and promote economic stability for American

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Teen Environmental Activist Tells Congress to Stop Putting “Profit Over People”

February 18, 2019

Nadia Nazar, a 16-year-old leader of youth environmental organization Zero Hour, responds to a representative dissing the Green New Deal and explains the role of youth in fighting climate change

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Indiana Republican-Dominated Senate, House Consider Solar Bills

February 12, 2019

In a state better known for production of Mike Pence and coal mining, bills promoting solar energy under consideration

City Council Approves Bill That Could Shut Down Massive Trash Incinerator

February 11, 2019

Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a bill that would impose stricter pollution requirements on the city’s trash incinerator and could force it to shut down

The Green New Deal Must Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry

The Green New Deal Must Take on the Fossil Fuel Industry

February 7, 2019

Greenpeace’s Janet Redman says the Green New Deal proposal from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey is a step towards unprecedented climate action, but that it must mandate a phase-out of oil, gas, and coal

Bill That Could Shut Down Wheelabrator Incinerator Advances in Full Council

Baltimore’s Clean Air Act May Shut Down Massive Incinerator

February 7, 2019

The bill, which would force Baltimore’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator and medical incinerator to clean up or close down, passed through a preliminary council vote and is due for a final vote in the coming weeks.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is Here

February 7, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced a nonbinding resolution to rapidly decarbonize the economy and create millions of jobs

Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing

Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing

February 7, 2019

In their first hearing since Democrats claimed Congress, the House Natural Resources Committee heard from climate advocates. We sat down with one witness, Climate Justice Alliance’s Elizabeth Yeampierre

Another County Just Banned New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Another County Just Banned New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

January 30, 2019

Climate justice advocate Anthony Rogers-Wright explains why a growing number of jurisdictions are saying no more fossil fuel extractions

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

January 24, 2019

As House Democrats grapple with demands for a Green New Deal, Senate Energy Committee Democrats hired former fracking lobbyist Sarah Venuto Perez