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Activists criticize new Democratic climate action plan as woefully inadequate

“This is not an emergency response.” That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional “action plan” for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The […]

June 30th

Young conservatives want climate action

Newsflash: young conservatives want climate action (but we knew that.) According to a new survey issued by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 80 percent of voters between the ages of 18 to 29 say that global warming is “a major threat to human life on earth.” 82 percent of women and 76 percent of men call […]

January 30th

EcoRight News climate change week in review for April 5

Happy Friday! You made it! Sit back and enjoy the EcoRight news before finding your way to the weekend. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Green REAL Deal: In the big news this week, Florida’s Congressman Matt Gaetz“shatter[ed] the do-nothing orthodoxy that Republicans adopted during the Great Recession” (according to Bob Inglis) by introducing the Green Real Deal, […]

April 5th

It’s either the Green New Deal or more “Thoughts and Prayers” (Get on board!)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, and Rep. Ed Markey, 72, rolled out the much-awaited Green New Deal Thursday. Steeped in environmental justice, the goal-filled resolution calls for a vigorous mobilization to address the climate crisis, one that leaves nobody behind, that recognizes just what a perilous predicament we humans have created for ourselves and so many other species on this […]

February 8th

Carbon tax: Between infrastructure spending and a dividend check, which would Americans prefer?

A University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute and the AP–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey taken in November demonstrated that a dividend check to Americans is not the most popular way to disburse revenue generated by a carbon tax. Instead, 67 percent of respondents indicated they could support a carbon tax that returned revenues to support […]

February 6th

Climate action: Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill reintroduced in Congress

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the groundbreaking bipartisan climate solution to price carbon, give revenue to households and bring greenhouse gas emissions down 90 percent by 2050. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. […]