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Largest Media Outlets Screwing Up (Again) — Lack Of Context On Supreme Court & Federal Judges

October 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

First of all, before jumping into the matter of the Supreme Court, the important step on the ladder before the Supreme Court that no one is talking about, and "court packing," it's important to remember that every time a media outlet chooses to write or talk about one story, it is ignoring countless others. And there are a lot of big stories being ignored in the United States right now by a mostly misleading focus on the courts


Mitch McConnell Leaves Kentucky Nearly Last In Everything While Drowning Democracy & US Progress In The Senate

October 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Kentucky is known as a coal state. What has happened to coal under Donald Trump's presidency is exactly what Hillary Clinton said would happen. Clinton was vilified for her statements on this, but her clear point if you listened to the full statement was that there was no saving or reviving the coal industry — the free market was killing it — and the important thing was to have a plan for what coal miners and others in the industry could


Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

October 4th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump's rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan


Nevada Plans To Adopt California’s Fuel Economy Standards

June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California's fuel economy regulations


What I Wish I Had Said On CNN Regarding Science, Crisis, & The Government’s Role

April 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

As an occasional contributor to broadcast news on topics such as climate change and the role of science in policy, I rarely find myself commenting on the hot-off-the-press issue of the day. Experts like me are brought on when the news cycle slows, an intelligent sideshow to add gravitas while the real pundits get frothy about the latest political snub or personality gaffe


Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren

February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party


Democratic Presidential Candidates On Climate & Energy — Kamala Harris (RIP) & Mike Bloomberg

February 9th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg's unique entry and position


Donald Trump’s EPA, Ruled By The Swamp, Is Letting Companies Dump Sewage Into Our Rivers

January 31st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

It seems that the EPA under Donald Trump wants to dump raw sewage into our rivers. The organization is now allowing cities to do just that. In an article by the New York Times, the Trump administration has decided to reverse almost 95 environmental rules in a massive retreat on environmental protection, because "it's too costly for industry or taxpayers."


Your Guide To Talking About Climate Change This Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal

I'm sure that you clicked on this article hoping for a strategy that you can use over the Thanksgiving table to help someone in your family or friend circle start to get on board with a problem that you feel is one of the most important things that humans can and should be addressing today


Trump Fiddles As Fossil Fuels Burn

June 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey

Coal and nuclear power are both dying, falling victim to natural gas and renewable energy. Trump used to blame the Democrats, and especially “Obama’s war on coal.” He used to take the position that removing subsidies for renewable power would be sufficient to bring a renaissance to the coal industry. But despite his efforts, coal plants have just kept closing



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