Climate Change and the 2020 Candidates: Where Do They Stand?
The NRDC Action Fund is monitoring and collecting the candidates’ comments and positions on climate change and clean energy to highlight the issue’s growing salience and to provide a resource for the public.
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Our public servants undertake many tasks that we don’t often notice: They clear ice off the roads in national forests and ensure the local toxic Superfund site is being cleaned up; they inspect our drinking water systems and make sure the bathrooms at national parks have toilet paper.With President…Federal | |
In the 116th Congress, with its new pro-environment leaders, there is an opportunity for much-needed climate action on Capitol Hill. But even after the American people decisively rejected President Trump’s pro-polluter agenda in the 2018 midterm elections, his administration is plowing ahead on policy goals that threaten our environment…Uncategorized | |
Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)The 2018 midterm elections swept dozens of pro-environment candidates into Congress, and several of these newly-elected members are themselves scientists or environmental advocates. They’re the type of forward-thinking leaders who the NRDC Action Fund worked hard to help elect in 2018, and who America needs in…
The Trump administration tried to bury the Fourth National Climate Assessment by releasing it on Black Friday, hoping most Americans would be too busy bargain shopping to notice the blockbuster report. But that tactic backfired spectacularly as mainstream news outlets pounced on the story.Based on the assessment by scientists…Congress | |
Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) (Photo: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan)Pro-environment gubernatorial candidates were victorious this year from the Eastern Seaboard to the Golden Gate. With pro-environment lawmakers now heading to numerous governors’ mansions and state legislatures, bold climate action is increasingly possible in these…
The environment was one key reason Republicans lost the midterms, according to an op-ed from Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), in yesterday’s NY Times:The environment matters to voters. As a party, we have somehow forgotten that conservatism should apply to more than just financial resources. Being conservative should entail being conservative…
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