Some good stuff in here. This is a good starting point
A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids.
I know I’m in the minority of environmentalists who support nuclear. But the facts and figures don’t lie. Nuclear is our best chance to go carbon free in time to save ourselves
“Had just 400 of the promised 1,000 reactors been built, the U.S. would today be producing nearly 100 percent of its electricity from zero-emissions sources, obviating the need for a climate crusade to clean up electricity.”
The Green New Deal was tried in Vermont and emissions rose 16.3%. That’s more twice as much as national emissions rose during the same period. Accounting for population, Vermont’s per capita emissions rose 5% while U.S. per capita emissions declined by 17%. What’s going on?
Nancy keeps proving how out of touch she is
“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive. The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?” Nancy Pelosi
Thursday is a big day for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The New York freshman Democrat, who has rapidly become one of the biggest stars in her party, will formally introduce her much-touted “Green New Deal” — a package of legislation aimed at, among other things, addressing the threat posed by climate….
He shut the government down in a childish fit for 35 days and got absolutely nothing out of it. I guess he doesn’t make great deals after all. #Winning
The impetus to reach a solution increased among lawmakers of both parties, with the mushrooming effects of the shutdown becoming more apparent.
The environmental panel won’t bar congress members who have taken money from fossil fuel companies and will not have the power to subpoena or write legislation. In other words, it’s a toothless platitude that gives the appearance of action.
Climate activists pushing for the creation of a Green New Deal Committee when Democrats take control of the House this week were met with disappointment Friday when presumptive incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the creation of another environmental panel instead. The Select Committee on….
81% of registered voters support the concept of a GreenNew Deal, including 57% of conservatives who support it.
“It’s infuriating to see a fellow Democrat basically parrot the talking points of the Koch Brothers when it comes to the very common-sense idea that any politician who accepts donations from the fossil-fuel corporations should not be allowed to legislate on climate change.”
Stop pretending the establishment wing of the Democratic party isn’t owned by Wall Street, war profiteers, and big energy
Instead, Democrats are sticking to their original plan, and channeled Exxon Mobil in an announcement refusing to bar members who take fossil fuel money.
Since we started sharing the Next Deal Platform about five years ago, many of these ideas have become “mainstream” in our political discourse. The electoral reforms and anti monopoly planks, two of the more important and also more complex ideas, have been lagging. Keep educating and keep fighting! Together we win #TheNextDeal
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman for Connecticut is the real deal! 100% support for her here!
Eva is a tireless fighter for justice, and an organizer herself. She’s fighting for the working class, a $15 min wage, to tax the rich,the legalization of cannabis, and for both *tuition free public higher ed AND pre-K*
(if you can, volunteer at a polling place contact email@example.com)
“Spanish workers have no problem ditching their jobs for an entire month every year, given that they have a statutory minimum of 22 paid vacation days according to the OECD. When the country’s 14 public holidays are added to that allowance, workers are able to enjoy 36 days of paid leave every year.”
Many Americans don’t even get a full weekend off
While people in Spain and France hit the beaches en-masse for weeks on end during the summer, odds are that most Americans who aren’t self-employed will still be stuck at their desks.