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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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U.S. attorney’s office gives legislative panel investigating Speaker Michael Madigan the green light to call witnesses, says GOP representative 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The U.S. attorney’s office told state lawmakers probing the conduct of House Speaker Michael Madigan it had no objections to the panel calling on Madigan or others to testify, according to a Republican lawmaker who was on the call said Monday.
Colorado joins lawsuit challenging EPA’s rollback of methane regulations 15.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado is joining a coalition of states and cities in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's rolling back of a federal rule intended to limit emissions of methane and other pollutants from new oil and gas operations.
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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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“No One Knows Where This Came From”—Trump Bans Offshore Drilling 13.9.2020 Mother Jones
Something weird happened at a Trump campaign appearance in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday. President Trump—long-time antagonist of environmental regulations and big-time proponent of oil and gas development—announced a decade-long ban on offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. “This protects your beautiful Gulf and your beautiful ocean, and it will for a long time […]
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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Republicans at the Convention Did Not Lay Out a Plan for Climate Change—Much Less Acknowledge It 29.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Republican National Convention, dominated by veneration of Donald Trump and bleak warnings of the dangers of socialism, has completely ignored the climate crisis, an omission that has disturbed some conservatives who warn the party risks being left behind […]
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Neville asks Colorado Supreme Court to overturn mask mandate, other orders 27.8.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A pair of Colorado conservatives is asking the state Supreme Court to rule that Gov. Jared Polis and state and local health departments have overstepped their authority in requiring masks to be worn in public and issuing other orders designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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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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Here’s How Trump Is Emboldening Other Countries’ “Bad Behavior” on the Climate Crisis 3.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The origins of the world’s historic agreement to tackle climate change, in Paris in 2015, have some familiar themes. Back in 2007, there was a Republican president in the White House who had long been hostile to any […]
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Colorado’s Republican lawmakers request special session to address education during pandemic 28.7.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Six weeks after Colorado lawmakers concluded their unusual 2020 legislative session, Republicans are calling for a return to the Capitol to address education issues during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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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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Congress passes Cory Gardner’s public lands bill 23.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a major public lands bill introduced by Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma.
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8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans 20.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans Jesse Klein Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:00 As COVID-19 rampages through vulnerable minority populations with tragic consequences, and protests for racial justice surge among a similar demographic, city climate planners see a renewed focus on climate justice. The pandemic, in some ways, has been a trial run for the anticipated coming impacts of climate change — a not-so-distant future in which low-income and minority populations are the most at risk. As mayors make quick strategic changes to address the short-term COVID crisis, they are also in the midst of planning for similar long-term climate issues. Last week, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , an organization of mayors from around the global, launched a Detailed Agenda for Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19 to ensure that this crisis propels sustainable innovations instead of a return to old ways.  "Equity is really at the heart of our recovery in the city," said Mayor LaToya ...
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Not Just Roger Stone: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons and Commutations 11.7.2020 Mother Jones
A version of this story was first published on April 13, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to his burgeoning list of friends, loyalists, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons or commutations. This time, the beneficiary was Roger Stone, a longtime adviser convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering […]
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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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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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Editorial: Trump moves to militarize a crisis, after pouring oil on the flames 2.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The 'president of law and order' sees only one dimension of a national crisis.

The Oil Execs on Trump’s “Opening the Country” Council Are Major GOP Donors 1.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Eight fossil fuel executives tapped for a White House task force advising President Donald Trump on how to reopen the US economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic have donated millions to Trump and other Republican campaigns and political committees […]
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