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More than 100 Evangelical leaders call no Congress to keep climate and clean energy in the infrastructure bill

A letter signed by more than 100 evangelical leaders was sent to Members of Congress this week, calling on them to include key climate and environmental provisions in a final infrastructure package. Since President Biden unveiled his roadmap for infrastructure spending in March, Congress has been stalled on how to translate the principles of the […]

‘Climate Denial Masquerading as Bipartisanship’: Progressives reject latest infrastructure “compromise”

The progressive rallying cry of “no climate, no deal” continued to gain steam Friday in response to the emerging details of a bipartisan infrastructure proposal that calls for just $580 billion in new spending, a sum that climate leaders in Congress and at the grassroots rejected as woefully inadequate. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams While the bipartisan group […]

June 12th

‘Negotiate With Us, Not the GOP’: Sunrise activists rally at White House to protest Biden’s climate compromise

As President Joe Biden looks to cut an infrastructure deal with Senate Republicans by dramatically curtailing the size and scope of his American Jobs Plan, activists with the youth-led Sunrise Movement gathered outside the White House Friday morning to make clear that compromising on climate action to appease the GOP is unacceptable. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams Varshini […]

June 5th

Building Better Infrastructure: Dems urged to ditch GOP After ‘Woefully inadequate’ offer

Republican senators on Thursday unveiled an infrastructure counteroffer calling for just $257 billion in new spending over the next eight years, a proposal that intensified pressure on the Biden administration and Democratic leaders to abandon their push for bipartisan compromise and unilaterally press ahead with a sufficiently bold package. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams While a group […]

June 1st

Do we really need to “Liberate” fossil fuels?

There are few things in this world that the CEOs of powerful companies truly fear. With more money than they could ever need, the influence it buys and the power it gives them, they’re immune to nearly all of life’s most daunting and anxiety-inducing dilemmas. Nearly. There is one thing that, clearly, and rightfully, terrifies […]

On Endangered Species Day, tell your Rep to support the Extinction Prevention Act

A group of Democratic lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced bicameral legislation to help stem the planetary biodiversity crisis. Entitled the Extinction Prevention Act of 2021 and led by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the legislation (pdf) would fund conservation efforts for what the lawmakers call “less charismatic” but highly imperiled wildlife species. By Andrea […]

May 21st

House Dems push for infrastructure package ‘That truly meets this historic moment’

As Senate Republicans prepare to unveil their much slimmer infrastructure counter-proposal this week during meetings with President Joe Biden, roughly five dozen congressional Democrats are urging party leaders to ignore the GOP’s demands for a narrow package and instead embrace progressives’ calls for rapidly making robust and comprehensive investments to improve life for working people in the […]

May 20th

Dingell and Markey introduce $10 trillion THRIVE Act to tackle ‘Our biggest emergencies’

On the heels of President Joe Biden unveiling the second prong of his infrastructure proposal, progressives in Congress came together Thursday to formally introduce sweeping legislation that would invest $10 trillion over a decade in advancing climate, economic, and racial justice while putting 15 million people nationwide to work. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Rep. […]

May 3rd