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USMCA and China trade deals combined push planet towards climate crisis

Senate approval of USMCA comes just as the Trump Administration signed a trade agreement with China in which China agrees to buy $52.4 billion of additional U.S. energy products, which will result in billions of dollars in exports of climate-damaging and community-poisoning liquefied natural gas, crude oil and coal.

Applause for Schumer over USMCA opposition

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today voted against the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, aka Trump’s NAFTA, a deal that will make climate change worse and strip citizens of the right to challenge polluters.

With 2019 the second-hottest year ever, Democratic leadership must do magnitudes more to tackle climate crisis

Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration released analyses today revealing that 2019 was the second hottest year on record, and the last decade was the warmest on record.

BlackRock’s bold new approach to climate must include deforestation

BlackRock Larry Fink today released his annual letter where he announced a series of policies aimed at putting climate change and sustainability at the center of the company’s business model.

BlackRock takes small step towards climate action

In joining the Climate Action 100+, BlackRock is acknowledging that the company has a big problem and needs help to address it.

House E&C climate plan too little too late

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the framework for their draft climate legislation this afternoon.

Petrochemical Export Project Canceled: Deal prevents climate pollution, protects Southern Resident orcas

In an agreement announced today, the owners of the Anacortes Oil Refinery agreed to withdraw plans to manufacture and export 15,000 barrels per day of mixed xylenes — petrochemicals used to make plastics — through the Salish Sea.

Pelosi, House leadership, push planet towards climate crisis with USMCA deal

The new USMCA fails to address nearly all environmental issues raised by communities from across North America and will fail to protect people and the planet from toxic pollution at the local, national and international levels.

Democrats fail to fight for livable climate in year-end bills

Congressional negotiators released a spending package to fund the government for the coming year. The proposal promotes dangerous fossil fuel investments in Europe, leaves intact numerous anti-environment legacy riders and funds Trump’s racist border wall. 


Latest Congressional funding deal is a massive failure for the environment

This is a monumental failure of leadership. Bad deals like this are not why we send Democrats to Washington.