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Will Newsom end oil drilling in California? Many environmentalists are betting yes 23.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s legacy of oil drilling should be just that, many environmentalists argue — relegated to the history books.

They are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to ban new oil and gas drilling in California and completely phase out fossil fuel extraction in one of the nation’s top petroleum-producing...

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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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Here’s Where the 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand on Climate 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring. In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands […]
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San Francisco mayor wants to take over PG&E assets 19.4.2019 LA Times: Business

San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape.

Breed says she sees an opportunity to deliver clean power...

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New York City Just Passed Historic Climate Legislation—Its Own Green New Deal 19.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases.  The City Council approved the legislation in a 45-to-2 vote Thursday afternoon, all but ensuring […]
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Walmart, Target and McDonald’s Catalyze Sustainability. Join them. 17.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Walmart, Target and McDonald’s Catalyze Sustainability. Join them.
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Colorado House Overwhelmingly Passes Science-Based Climate Safety Bill 16.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Colorado House Overwhelmingly Passes Science-Based Climate Safety Bill
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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Decisions Upholding Clean Energy Policies in Illinois, New York 15.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Decisions Upholding Clean Energy Policies in Illinois, New York
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Millennial Trump Supporters Are Breaking With Their Party Over Climate Change 15.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. The president has called climate science “bullshit,” donned a coal miner’s helmet at rallies and defenestrated federal rules designed […]
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Beto O’Rourke’s Vote to Lift the Oil Export Ban Looms Over His Climate Record 13.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  In 2015, current Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke twice bucked his own party to vote with Republicans to end the 40-year restriction on selling US oil overseas. In October that year, O’Rourke voted on a bill to outright lift the […]
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What to watch as the Texas Legislature takes up climate, energy, water and more 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
What to watch as the Texas Legislature takes up climate, energy, water and more
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Nightmare on Capitol Square: New coal and nuclear bailout bill is a huge blow to Ohio’s clean energy economy 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Nightmare on Capitol Square: New coal and nuclear bailout bill is a huge blow to Ohio’s clean energy economy
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Historic New Law to Transform Puerto Rico into Clean Energy Powerhouse 11.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Historic New Law to Transform Puerto Rico into Clean Energy Powerhouse
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Youth, lawmakers call for Minnesota Green New Deal 11.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota House is expected to see an introduction of a state-level Green New Deal legislation Thursday, the first of its kind since the sweeping set of climate and economic proposals gained national prominence.
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When PG&E filed for bankruptcy, Shalini Swaroop kept fighting for energy justice 10.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Shalini Swaroop is general counsel for Marin Clean Energy, the first of a new breed of electricity providers in California known as community choice aggregators, or CCAs. When Marin Clean Energy launched in 2010, it gave San Francisco Bay Area residents a government-run alternative to Pacific Gas...

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Daily Digest: Distracted driving, assisted living and hotdish 10.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Catch up on politics and government news from around the region.
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John Kerry Says AOC Shows Leadership With Green Deal 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
He was talking about her involvement with the Green New Deal.
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Report: 61,000 clean energy jobs in MN and counting 9.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy grew by nearly 5 percent in 2018, bringing total clean energy jobs to more than 61,000, according to a report released Tuesday at the State Capitol.
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Can Jay Inslee Make Climate Change More Than a Campaign Talking Point? 8.4.2019 Mother Jones
Blink and you would have missed the most substantial reference to climate change in the three 2016 presidential debates. “I think the science is real,” Hillary Clinton affirmed in her first showdown with Donald Trump, not because she was asked about it, but because she wanted to highlight yet another contrast between them. And that […]
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EDF Applauds Colorado House Committee Passage of Landmark Climate Safety Bill 6.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Applauds Colorado House Committee Passage of Landmark Climate Safety Bill
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