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We need a federal climate policy, but please ditch the name ‘Green New Deal’ 7.12.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The namesake U.S. stimulus package enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped institutionalize racial segregation.
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Peterson: New farm bill preserves status quo, but will it help farmers enough? 4.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The farm bill, which funds everything from food stamps to conservation programs, expired in September. House and Senate negotiators, including U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., say they have a deal and will push for votes in the next few weeks.
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Giving thanks for bipartisanship 22.11.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Here's something to be thankful for: climate action on the political horizon.
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Minn. farmers have most to lose if conservation cut from farm bill 22.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
House and Senate negotiators are trying to work out a deal on the farm bill before the end of the year, but one key difference between the House and Senate versions of the bill is the fate of the Conservation Stewardship Program, which gives farmers credit for maintaining practices that reduce soil erosion and improve water quality.
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What's the 'Green New Deal' and why do environmentalists want it? 20.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several new and sitting members of Congress, including Ilhan Omar, are backing a wide-ranging plan to make the U.S. economy carbon-neutral and remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
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Green shoots? Democrats take control of the House of Representatives 9.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
Midterms results prompt hope for renewed progress on climate action after gains for progressives in the House and key state governor seats.
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How climate change fared during the midterms in Minnesota and beyond 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The midterms didn't move the needle much on climate policy across the nation. But amid many losses for climate advocates, there were glimpses of hope.
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Climate change a more frequent refrain as Minn. candidates seek votes 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Candidates running for governor and seats in Congress hold a range of viewpoints on how to address climate change, though the issue often takes a back seat to things like health care, the economy and immigration.
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Mass Transit in the Sun Belt 1.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Even in car-dependent middle America, there is support for local mass transit in surprising places. Some of these are blue cities in red states, with City Hall governed by Democrats or pragmatic Republicans. In some, the local business elite backs transit initiatives out of frank acknowledgment that reliance on cars has reached its limits. This stance, however, puts them at odds with more ideologically anti-government Republicans who typically control Sun Belt state legislatures. The pro-carbon obsession of the Trump administration largely eliminates federal funds, at least for now, as any sort of carrot. The transit coalition is also fragile. With mass transit underdeveloped and inconvenient, many suburbanites view buses as transit of last resort for the poor and prefer commuting by car. And in some cities minority communities want more transit in principle, but don’t trust that new rail lines will serve ...
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Mass Transit in the Sun Belt 1.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Even in car-dependent middle America, there is support for local mass transit in surprising places. Some of these are blue cities in red states, with City Hall governed by Democrats or pragmatic Republicans. In some, the local business elite backs transit initiatives out of frank acknowledgment that reliance on cars has reached its limits. This stance, however, puts them at odds with more ideologically anti-government Republicans who typically control Sun Belt state legislatures. The pro-carbon obsession of the Trump administration largely eliminates federal funds, at least for now, as any sort of carrot. The transit coalition is also fragile. With mass transit underdeveloped and inconvenient, many suburbanites view buses as transit of last resort for the poor and prefer commuting by car. And in some cities minority communities want more transit in principle, but don’t trust that new rail lines will serve ...
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Mining, environmental concerns put Boundary Waters on the ballot -- and the airwaves 31.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Candidates and outside groups have spent nearly $100 million on political ads in Minnesota this year. Much of that has been spent on the usual topics, like health care and the economy. But this year there's also focus on the potential for copper-nickel mining in the state.
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Where Minnesota candidates stand on the issues 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesotans are voting in one of the most important elections the state has held in many years. Here is where the candidates stand on the important issues we face as a society.
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Comfortably ahead, Pa. Gov. Wolf takes low-risk approach in reelection bid 17.10.2018 Philly.com News
Gov. Tom Wolf has embraced a low-risk strategy as he seeks reelection, blanketing the airwaves with more than $10 million in television ads, mostly campaigned in friendly Democratic territory in areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and avoided engaging Republican Scott Wagner directly.
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Who'll replace Franken? Minn. special Senate race voter guide 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrat Sen. Tina Smith, appointed to fill Al Franken's vacated seat, is facing a challenge from Republican Karin Housley and two minor party candidates.
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Minnesota voter guide: 8th District congressional candidates on the issues 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota's 8th District is one of the most hotly contested congressional races in the country. Here's where the candidates stand on the issues.
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Climate change and Minnesota's midterm elections: a voter guide 27.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Climate change policy continues to be a focus for mostly Democratic candidates in Minnesota's governor's race, U.S. Senate contests and key congressional matchups.
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Where's Trump? President motivates Democrats, but he's not in their TV ads. 13.9.2018 Philly.com News
In a country whose politics is singularly dominated by Trump, one place you might not see or hear about him: TV ads paid for by Democratic campaigns in competitive House races.
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Black Campaign School seeks to build black political power 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Roughly 90 percent of elected officials in the United States are white. The Black Campaign School is trying to change those statistics by investing in a new generation of black politicians.
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Mary G. DiNubile, 79, educator and member of Philly's politically prominent Green family 3.8.2018 Philly.com News
Mrs. DiNubile always wanted to teach, and she ended up being that and a Philadelphia public school principal.
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Policy News: July 23, 2018 24.7.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue:   103 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in New Orleans, LA The Opening Plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” will be live-streamed – watch it here on Sunday, August 5 at 5 PM ...
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