More than 50 Organizations Launch United Resistance Campaign as Trump’s Cabinet Hearings Begin


WASHINGTON - More than 50 progressive organizations sent a strong message of united resistance to the Trump administration on the same day his cabinet hearings begin on Capitol Hill. In a video and public pledge, movement leaders including NAACP President Cornell Brooks, Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard, and SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry pledged to defend everything they say that Trump most urgently threatens including civil rights, immigrants, women’s reproductive rights, social equality, action on climate change, public health and safety, public dissent, and access to information. 

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It’s time for states to lead on climate change — and on justice, too


Donald Trump has now confirmed what many climate activists have known since the beginning: He will not be a friend of ours. His selection of climate denier Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator confirms our worst suspicions. What about his meeting with Al Gore? Trump is an entertainer, and that was just part of the show.

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Mothers unleash their organizing power on climate


She should have been thinking about cake and candles, but she was thinking about cataclysm instead.

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Washington Examiner Report: Public relations firm working with faithless electors has Obama, Clinton connections

Vien Truong, one of the firm's four board of directors, was a headliner at a fundraiser for Clinton organized by the CleanTech Party, an environmental organization that endorsed Clinton, according to the Caller. The Daily Caller reported Tuesday that Megaphone Strategies was co-founded by Van Jones, who worked in the Obama administration as the green jobs czar before resigning in 2009. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


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Environmental leaders’ statement on civil and human rights, social justice and an inclusive economy

Statement from The Wilderness Society and other groups, December 5, 2016

As leaders of the U.S. environmental movement, we are mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, white, black, Latino, Asian, Native American, of many creeds, faiths and religions. We come from diverse backgrounds and near infinite preferences and beliefs. But above all, we are concerned individuals and concerned members of the human race.

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The battle over Washington state’s proposed carbon tax has gotten even weirder


A carbon tax proposal in Washington state, scheduled for the ballot on Tuesday, has been drawing national attention for weeks as a result of the unexpected controversy it’s inspired among environmental groups, many of whom have outright opposed the initiative. And in the final days leading up to the vote, new voices have continued to join the fray, including influential players on all sides of the climate change conversation. 

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Vote on nation's first carbon tax divides greens


An initiative to pass the first carbon tax in the country is dividing environmentalists and spurring opposition from environmental groups who have long backed such proposals.

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Inside the Carbon Tax Fight That's Dividing Environmentalists


This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Voters in a progressive Pacific Northwestern state could approve the nation's first carbon tax next week, providing a much-sought victory to proponents of legislative climate action—and possibly a model for the rest of the country.

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