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03/14 4:07 pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is setting up a fight over the Green New Deal later this month. McConnell, wrapping up the Senate’s work for the week, scheduled a procedural vote on the progressive resolution for after the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 4:07 pm

NEW CLIMATE TASK FORCE PUSHES ALTERNATIVE TO GREEN NEW DEAL: Members of a new House task force on climate change are aiming to offer what they call realistic climate change initiatives–a goal they say runs counter to the solely “aspirational” Green… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 3:38 pm

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s bankruptcy in the wake of catastrophic wildfires highlights how “unsustainable” California’s utility model is and the need for change, the CEOs of Vistra Energy and Florida Power & Light Co. said at a Houston energy conference Thursday. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

03/14 3:07 pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Wednesday unveiled a $10 billion proposal to extend the Lower Manhattan coastline up to two city blocks to guard against rising sea levels and other effects of climate change.The mayor explained in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 2:18 pm

Members of a new House task force on climate change are aiming to offer what they call realistic climate change initiatives–a goal they say runs counter to the solely “aspirational” Green New Deal.“The Green New Deal is aspirational, what we plan… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 10:28 am

House Republican leaders Thursday called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to hold a hearing on the Green New Deal, with one GOP lawmaker saying the plan to fight climate change was “tantamount to genocide.”Speaking at a press conference,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 9:28 am

Coca-Cola Co. produced more than 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, according to a newly published report, the first time the soft drink giant has revealed its plastic output.Coca-Cola provided the information to the Ellen MacArthur… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/14 7:38 am

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who helped spark a massive movement to combat climate change, on Thursday was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. “We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/13 6:38 pm

Senate Republicans will bring the Green New Deal resolution to the floor as they try to jam Democrats on the progressive proposal. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of Senate GOP leadership, said that he expected Majority Leader Mitch… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

03/13 5:28 pm

A group of activists say they are going on “birth strike” to protest climate change, Vice News reported Wednesday.The group, #BirthStrike, which has roughly 90 members has vowed “not to bear children due to the severity of the ecological crisis… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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