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Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

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Climate Change: National Security Threat?

President Donald J. Trump has announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

SOURCES:
[i] Propublica, Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge. Mar 14, 2017. https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-defense-secretary-cites-climate-change-national-security-challenge
[iia] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session Issue: Vol. 163, No. 177. Nov 1, 2017.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/1/house-section/article/H8374-1
[iib] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July 1, 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[iii] Climate Security Consensus Project, Statement, Sept 2016. https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/climate-and-security-consensus-project-statement-2016_09.pdf
[iv] U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Mar 4, 2014. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/defenseReviews/QDR/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf
[v] Washington Post. Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? Sept 10, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/?utm_term=.7cdbbb7a06aa
[vi] Inside Climate News. Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It. Oct 25, 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10252017/military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-sea-level-global-warming-virginia
[vii] Time. A Melting Arctic Could Spark a New Cold War. May 12, 2017. http://time.com/4773238/russia-cold-war-united-states-artic-donald-trump-barack-obama-vladimir-putin/

Climate Change: National Security Threat?

President Donald J. Trump has announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

SOURCES:
[i] Propublica, Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge. Mar 14, 2017. https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-defense-secretary-cites-climate-change-national-security-challenge
[iia] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session Issue: Vol. 163, No. 177. Nov 1, 2017.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/1/house-section/article/H8374-1
[iib] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July 1, 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[iii] Climate Security Consensus Project, Statement, Sept 2016. https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/climate-and-security-consensus-project-statement-2016_09.pdf
[iv] U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Mar 4, 2014. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/defenseReviews/QDR/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf
[v] Washington Post. Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? Sept 10, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/?utm_term=.7cdbbb7a06aa
[vi] Inside Climate News. Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It. Oct 25, 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10252017/military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-sea-level-global-warming-virginia
[vii] Time. A Melting Arctic Could Spark a New Cold War. May 12, 2017. http://time.com/4773238/russia-cold-war-united-states-artic-donald-trump-barack-obama-vladimir-putin/

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War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

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President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

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ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

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Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

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Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

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Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

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Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

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Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

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Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

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Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

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Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

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Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

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The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

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What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

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Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

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Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

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Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

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How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

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NEW VIDEO! Trump: Building In Harm’s Way

President Trump proposed a major infrastructure plan that ignores climate change in a dangerous way.

NEW VIDEO! Trump: Building In Harm’s Way

President Trump proposed a major infrastructure plan that ignores climate change in a dangerous way.

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Trump’s Plan to Green America

Trump promised Americans that his administration would protect the environment. But he’s not keeping his word.

Trump’s Plan to Green America

Trump promised Americans that his administration would protect the environment. But he’s not keeping his word.

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Donald Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

After President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governors of Washington, New York, and California announced they were forming the United States Climate Alliance, keeping their states on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

If you live in one of these states, call your governor and thank them. If you don’t live in one of these states, ask your governor to join the alliance.

Donald Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

After President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governors of Washington, New York, and California announced they were forming the United States Climate Alliance, keeping their states on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

If you live in one of these states, call your governor and thank them. If you don’t live in one of these states, ask your governor to join the alliance.

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Trump and China

President Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping lead the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. But they have two very different climate change policies.

Trump and China

President Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping lead the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. But they have two very different climate change policies.

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Trump’s Big Bet

Robert Reich discusses coal and the U.S.’s energy future.

Trump’s Big Bet

Robert Reich discusses coal and the U.S.’s energy future.

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Coal in Trump’s America

President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature efforts to fight climate change. But will it bring back coal jobs?

Coal in Trump’s America

President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature efforts to fight climate change. But will it bring back coal jobs?