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Alexander C. Kaufman


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Recent articles by Alexander:

Bush's EPA Chief Slams Trump's Environment Speech: 'He's Living In His Own Reality'

Republican Christine Todd Whitman said Trump knows he's "on shaky ground" going into the 2020 election. → Read More

It’s official: The DNC is considering a climate debate

After sustained pressure from activist groups, the DNC decided Saturday to consider hosting a debate or forum focused solely on climate → Read More

The Democrats May Have a Climate Debate After All –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Democratic National Committee is considering a pair of resolutions on whether to host a debate of some kind devoted exclusively to climate change, amid mounting pressure from activists who want a spotlight put on the issue. At an executive committee gathering […] → Read More

Democrats To Consider Climate Debate Amid Mounting Pressure

The Democratic National Committee is weighing whether to host some kind of forum for presidential candidates to dig into the climate crisis. → Read More

Jay Inslee Tops New Ranking Of 2020 Candidates’ Climate Proposals

Eight candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, don't even have climate plans to rank on the list. → Read More

This Is Why We Need A Climate Debate

A crisis of this scale needs more than 15 minutes and obligatory sound bites. → Read More

Democrats Spent Less Than 10 Minutes Talking About Climate Change At First 2020 Debate

Candidates made no mention of a Green New Deal but talked green industrial plans, carbon pricing and hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. → Read More

EPA Air Chief Bill Wehrum Abruptly Departs Amid Ethics Probe

Bill Wehrum, the controversial assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, is leaving as House Democrats investigate his ties to former clients. → Read More

Democratic Voters Overwhelmingly Support Hosting A Climate Debate, Poll Finds

Among registered voters, 41% want a climate-only debate. Among Democrats, that number surges to 64%. → Read More

New York State Reaches Landmark Deal On Green New Deal-Style Climate Bill

If enacted, the bill would make New York the second big state — after California — to go for 100 percent carbon neutrality by midcentury. → Read More

EPA Air Chief Gave Presentation At Fringe Climate Denier Event, New Emails Show

Bill Wehrum, a former corporate lawyer, joined three other EPA officials at a Cooler Heads Coalition gathering last year. → Read More

Green New Deal Picks Up 2 Major Union Endorsements As Labor Support Grows

A new poll shows more than half of American union members support the Green New Deal, as SEIU becomes the first national union to endorse the plan. → Read More

Jay Inslee Proposes Targeting Climate Deniers Overseas With U.S. Anti-Corruption Laws

The Washington governor ups the ante on climate proposals as his 2020 Democratic presidential rivals are announcing theirs. → Read More

Precious Brady-Davis Is Connecting The Dots

Climate change is affecting every social justice struggle. The environmental movement's best-known trans woman of color wants to make that link clear. → Read More

The Toxic Water Crisis That 2020 Democrats Are Still Figuring Out How To Talk About

So-called "forever chemicals" are tainting roughly 19 million Americans' drinking water in 43 states. How are so few presidential candidates talking abou... → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Just Added a Green Marshall Plan to Her Long List of Proposals –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Elizabeth Warren has ascended in recent Democratic presidential polls atop a growing stack of audacious proposals to wipe out student debt, break up giant companies like Amazon and Facebook, and slap new taxes on the ultra-rich. Yet the senator from Massachusetts is taking […] → Read More

Joe Biden Just Released His Green New Deal. He’s Targeting Net Zero Emissions by 2050. –

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Joe Biden promised to reverse the Trump administration‘s deregulatory effort and set the United States on course to hit net-zero emissions by 2050 under a plan the former vice president put forward Tuesday as a version of the Green New […] → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Adds $2 Trillion And A Green Marshall Plan To Climate Vision

The senator with a plan for everything is fleshing out what could be her Green New Deal. → Read More

Joe Biden Unveils Climate Plan Targeting Net Zero Emissions By 2050

The former vice president delivered on a policy package that revives an Obama-era trajectory and ramps it up with nearly $5 trillion of investment. → Read More

Trump’s bid to weaken the next federal climate report is likely to backfire

"[The Administrative Procedure Act is] not a terribly hard standard to meet; any agency that’s behaving somewhat rationally should be able to make it. Yet even following that extremely deferential standard, the Trump administration is completely failing.” → Read More