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.
“We hope all candidates who sign the pledge truly endorse its goal of ridding our politics of the influence of the fossil fuel industry. Unfortunately the fundraiser hosted by Andrew Goldman calls that commitment into question when it comes to Vice President Biden.”
Three weeks after the launch of the “NoKXL Pledge” on Aug. 13, ten major presidential candidates have signed onto the pledge, making it clear that on Day One in office they will revoke the controversial Keystone XL pipeline’s unprecedented, unilateral permit and institute a true climate test for all other energy projects.
This plan is the latest in a series of strong climate plans from 2020 candidates, and continues the race to the top for candidates vying for consideration by an electorate that puts climate change at the top of its list of concerns.
In his campaign and the policies he has put forward even on the last day of his campaign, Governor Inslee has shown what it means to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction and the climate chaos it is causing.
Today, a coalition fighting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline sent a letter to all Democratic presidential candidates, urging them to take the ‘NoKXL Pledge’ and make it clear that on Day One in office they will revoke the controversial pipeline’s unprecedented permit issued by Trump.
Today, presidential contenders Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Tom Steyer each released their climate plans, both of which include a commitment to end fossil fuel subsidies and to phase out fossil fuel production in the United States. Oil Change U.S. responds.
From July 11-13, over 3,000 progressive activists from across the United States gathered for the Netroots Nation (NN19) conference in Philadelphia, and Oil Change was there for all the action. While our collective movement for justice has many critical issues, the climate crisis stood out throughout the weekend as a crucial part of the progressive … Read More
“Outside groups shouldn’t have to pick up the DNC’s slack when it comes to addressing the existential threat of climate change,” read the statement.
The first two nights of Democratic debates proved one thing when it comes to the climate crisis: We need a Climate Debate.