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Maintaining hope in the face of an onslaught of money and denial in the 2014 midterm elections

Searching for Hope in the Wake of the Midterm Climate Fiasco

For all those who support climate action, it is hard to find a reason to hope in the wake of the 2014 midterms. The fact that most of the new slate of Republicans deny the scientific consensus on climate change and support fossil fuels warrants our despair. President Obama cautions us to avoid cynicism. As Obama said in a recent…

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We must somehow engage with the GOP to move forward and deal effectively with climate change

Helping Republicans to Get Real on Climate Change

We will never be able to pass climate and energy legislation in the US without engaging conservatives. So it is crucial that we understand their opposition to the science of climate and develop strategies that are consistent with their ideological bent. Although modern-day Republicans have a reputation for being anti-environment, it has not always been this way. Historically, some of the most environmentally oriented Presidents…

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What do the election results mean for environmental policy?

Midterm Election Results and the Fate of U.S. Environmental Policy

What do the Republican gains in Congress mean for the nations energy and environment policy? The fate of US environmental policy is tied to the fate of President Obama. If the next two years are anything like the past two years, Republicans will resist the President’s agenda on energy and the environment. In the absence of a working legislature, many…

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