With the CNN Climate Town Hall success, #ClimateStrikes coming up in under two weeks, another climate forum hosted by MSNBC, and climate plans being dropped on a near day-to-day basis, the climate crisis has finally landed in the very center of the political discourse. It’s about time.
The first two nights of Democratic debates proved one thing when it comes to the climate crisis: We need a Climate Debate.
Arguments against a #ClimateDebate got us wondering…off the top of our heads, just how many questions could we come up with that we’d like to see candidates asked about the climate crisis? So we made a list.
Beto O’Rourke’s signing of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge is the latest indication that the terms of the political debate on climate change have fundamentally shifted.
Presidential contender Beto O’Rourke released his plan to combat climate change, committing to ban new fossil fuel leases on public lands, end billions in fossil fuel subsidies, and account for the full climate and community costs in federal permitting decisions.
Ending fossil fuel extraction on public lands is both necessary and obvious. Our public lands should be used for public good, not for oil industry profits at the expense of our climate and communities.
Today, President Trump announced actions aimed at speeding approvals of oil and gas infrastructure proposals, doubling down on climate disaster.
With Mayor Pete signing the pledge today, a majority of substantial Democratic Presidential candidates have now pledged to reject money from fossil fuel industry interests.
“It’s heartening to see Senator Gillibrand recognize that addressing our climate crisis means standing up to the industry at the heart of the problem. The bar for climate leadership is being set,” said Turnbull.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2019 Contact: David Turnbull, david [at] priceofoil.org RL Miller, rlm [at] climatehawksvote.com Response to Sen. Feinstein returning fossil fuel money In response to reports that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) plans to return two contributions from oil industry PACs that violated her No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, the following statements were … Read More