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Are this year's wildfires too big for Washington to ignore? 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As wildfires continue their path of destruction through the West, Washington is feeling new urgency to rethink the country's land management policies.

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Policy News: August 31, 2020 31.8.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Register to Vote & Request an Absentee Ballot The general election is less than 70 days away. Visit Vote.org for information about requesting an absentee ballot. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host two webinars with the Federation of American Scientists and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally. Congress House Science Committee proposes a ...
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The Democratic Platform Backtracked on Fossil Fuels. Climate Activists Are Upset. 22.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. US climate activists had high hopes for the Democratic national convention, following substantial praise for a recently strengthened plan from nominee Joe Biden and his choice of Kamala Harris as a running mate. But a mysterious decision to […]
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California oil production limits stall in Legislature, leaving the issue to Newsom 14.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Legislation to put mandated minimum space between oil wells and homes, as well as schools and playgrounds, failed passage in a California Senate committee.

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Diane Mitsch Bush is an unflashy pragmatist. Is she also Colorado’s next congresswoman? 9.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
Her time as a state legislator and Routt County commissioner were defined by an almost obsessive attention to detail and a willingness to work with all sides, former colleagues recall.
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Editorial: National parks and public lands needed a win. Congress finally gave them one 24.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Congress approves $9 billion over five years to fix up national parks and another $900 million a year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Joe Biden sets out aggressive plan to tackle climate change 14.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Joe Biden's plan for rebuilding the economy hinges heavily on clean-energy investment and would rapidly reverse the Trump era's retreat on climate.

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Policy News: July 13, 2020 13.7.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress – House Appropriators Release Fiscal Year 2021 Spending Bills for Science Agencies – House Democrats Outline Climate Action Plan – Full House Passes Infrastructure Bill Executive Branch ICE regulations suspend visas for international students attending universities that become online-only amid the coronavirus pandemic. Courts Dominion Energy and Duke Energy cancel Atlantic ...
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Labels: Disdain them — except one 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Labels: Disdain them — except one Bob Langert Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:45 A longtime friend told me he was Christian and couldn’t support Democrats because it violated his principles. Then I heard a news update that Republicans were trying to ax Obamacare. I think I’m an Independent.  I’ve been spending more time contemplating the racial problems our country faces. I admire the friends and family that have posted Black Lives Matter signs. I just read "White Fragility," and it infused me with thoughts that challenged my privileged white life. I hadn’t thought I was a racist, but I now realize I am because I’m part of a systemic white-dominant society by default. Truly. And it’s got to change, including me. I’ve thought of myself as young. But now I get up in the morning and hobble about until I’ve warmed up my body to stand straight. Labels. Can’t stand them. Listening to the radio the other day I heard an ad that said, "All of us use social media way too much." How do they know that about me? I’m not too ...
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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The Spin: Illinois sees spike in gun permit requests | About that new ad bashing Pritzker | Mayor Lightfoot on baseball fans in the seats this season 26.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's daily politics newsletter.
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Research Shows 'Linking Climate Policy to Social and Economic Justice Makes It More Popular' 16.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing "policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters."

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John Hickenlooper, Andrew Romanoff to face off in in-person U.S. Senate debate 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will face off ahead of the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in a June 16 debate sponsored by The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio News and Denver7.
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Here’s how Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates differ on the issues as primary ballots drop 8.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
One is a teetotaler, the other a beer-drinking brewery founder. One is a former legislator, the other a former executive. And, perhaps most importantly to voters, one is a liberal and the other a moderate.
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Plastic Recycling is Broken. So Why Does Big Plastic Want $1 Billion to Fix It? 13.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As the coronavirus pandemic cripples the US economy, corporate giants are turning to Congress for help. Polluting industries have been among the first in line: Congress has already bailed out airlines, and coal companies have snagged over $30 million in […]
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Policy News: May 4, 2020 5.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: National Science Board to Convene, Discuss NSF’s COVID-19 Response Agencies release guidance for grantees and grant opportunities for COVID-19-related research. Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee introduces draft water infrastructure bill. Executive Branch EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, Science Advisory Board finalizes review of “Transparency in Science” rule Courts Supreme Court creates ...
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As recession fears mount, eyes turn to the American consumer 10.3.2020 LA Times: Business

As political leaders grapple with how to address the economic fallout, success may ultimately come down to one factor: the American consumer.

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The Oregon GOP’s Favorite Anti-Environment Group Is Awash in Racism and Violent Threats 6.3.2020 Mother Jones
On Thursday afternoon, the Democratic leadership that controls both houses of Oregon’s legislature conceded that their Republican colleagues who had staged a walkout were not going to return and decided to formally adjourn the current session. It was only the latest such confrontation taking place over the last year that has repeatedly brought the state’s politics to […]
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Colorado Democrats want to reduce plastic use but differ on how 2.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
House Democrats are optimistic their bills will pass both chambers because they create statewide guidelines and address industry concerns about not creating a patchwork quilt of different regulations across the state.
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Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Are Deeply Unpopular With Swing Voters 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It may be hard to tell, but in between jabs at climate science, federal science agencies, and stalwart environmental regulations, President Trump has been trying to position himself as an environmentalist. The president’s efforts to green his image […]
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