When Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a stand against Merrick Garland, it lasted 293 days. When Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took a stand for the Dreamers, it lasted less than 72 hours.
Through the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), Trump is pushing developing countries toward dependence on coal for decades to come.
As the director of BLM she could have the power to sell off our public lands to fossil fuel interests, embolden militant ranchers, gut critical environmental safeguards, pollute our vulnerable waterways, and leave an irreversible scar on our wild places.
The fate of the Dreamers, healthcare access for children, and our most basic environmental protections could be decided in the coming days. With so much at stake, it is time for progressives to reconsider their established playbook, for the sake of all we hold dear.
Cities and counties can address the food sector's significant impact on climate change by buying less meat and dairy and offering more plant-forward items on menus in large food venues operating on municipal property, like hospitals and airports.
A new NAFTA on the TPP model would lead to less regulation of Big Ag’s environmentally harmful factory farming practices resulting in worse air and water pollution, inhumane treatment of animals, deforestation, and massive use of environmentally-hazardous pesticides, chemical fertilizers and fossil fuels.
As they gather in the shadow of the UN Climate Conference, ECAs must cease business as usual and finally move in a new and more sustainable direction by ending all support of fossil fuels by 2020 at the latest.