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Montana special election – As Bernie Sanders campaigns for Quist, GOP doubles down on Trump

Montana voters gave Donald Trump a 20-point margin over Hillary Clinton in November. But the red-leaning state is not the lockstep GOP stronghold that Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho are. Otherwise, Jon Tester would not be a twice-elected Democratic senator from Big Sky Country and Steve Bullock wouldn’t be the twice-elected Democratic governor. On the other hand, […]

May 20th

“Stay in the Paris climate agreement”, urge GOP and Dem reps of the Climate Solutions Caucus

While most GOP members of Congress (and nearly all the members of the Trump administration) are sticking their fingers in their ears and their heads in the sand on the subject of climate change, a growing number of GOP representatives are coming out in favor of climate action. Members of bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, they just released a […]

April 26th

Bipartisan Climate Caucus Reaches Thirty Four Members

Reaching new heights, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the co-Chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, welcomed ten new Members of Congress to the Caucus, increasing the total membership to 34 members evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. The newest members of the Caucus are Reps. Darrell Issa (CA-49), Juan Vargas […]

March 30th

How YOU can help send climate hawks to Congress

By RL Miller We’re building a furious storm to help Climate Hawks Take The House. Four years ago this week, the fossil-fueled Superstorm Sandy struck our nation, killing 160 of our fellow Americans. Millions of people called for swift climate action — but it never came. With Republicans running the House of Representatives, they’ve instead […]

October 27th

Cali primary – Latina climate hawk Nanette Barragan for Congress

By R L Miller In California’s 44th Congressional district, the contrast between the two leading candidates couldn’t be clearer. Nanette Barragan stands for clean air, clean water, and a better future for the working class families of her district. Isadore Hall cozies up to Big Oil, Big Tobacco, and the gambling industry. It’s a very […]

June 5th

Will Typhoon Trump help the Democrats retake the House?

By Jeremy Bloom When Typhoons blow, they make big waves. Just last year, it looked like only a miracle would help the Democrats retake the House of Representatives. But that miracle may be here, in the form of Donald Trump. As Kerry Eleveld writes at DailyKos, “Donald Trump has proven political strategists and pundits wrong on nearly every prediction […]

March 21st

GOP plan Bundy-style public land giveaway to oil, mining and ranching millionaires

By Meteor Blades Two Republican Utah congressmen have introduced a deceptive public lands initiative designed to open a million acres of public land to private interests while pretending to protect other lands under a bogus “wilderness” designation where weakened environmental regulations would make that label a very unfunny joke. For 40 years, extremists have been eager to take over […]

January 21st

Congress unites to protect the oceans from plastic microbeads

By Meteor Blades It’s estimated that 808 trillion plastic microbeads are washed down U.S. drains every day. The vast majority are captured in the settled sludge of sewer treatment plants. But some 8 to 11 trillion of them still find their way into the aquatic environment daily. There, they collect deadly pollutants like PCBs and are eaten by fresh […]

December 24th

Drought bill update: You can’t save delta by pumping more water

By Dan Bacher As Governor Jerry Brown resumes his campaign to build the salmon-killing Delta Tunnels after spending a week green washing his image in Paris at the Climate Summit, Congress is doing its best in Washington D.C. to eviscerate protections for Central Valley and Trinity/Klamath River salmon and steelhead. HR 2898, an agribusiness-backed “drought relief” bill that […]

December 15th