Friday, December 2, 2022

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Biden announces new student debt cancellation plan

This plan will eliminate student debt for near 20 million Americans and reduce debt for another 43 million people.

Biden says climate crisis is an emergency, but doesn’t declare one

“Climate change is literally an existential threat to our nation and to the world.”

Biden considers declaring climate emergency after Manchin frustrates climate agenda

"This is an important moment. There is probably nothing more important for our nation and our world than for the United States to drive a bold, energetic transition in its energy economy from fossil fuels to renewable energy."

Under pressure to act, Biden to sign executive order on abortion...

The president's order excludes certain actions that progressives have demanded, such as authorizing the use of federal lands to set up abortion clinics in Republican-led states.

Biden Admin’s first onshore oil and gas lease Sales set to...

“We are concerned about the reduction in available parcels, we’re concerned about royalty rate increases, we’re concerned that the administration’s approach … is limited at a time when we really need something bold.”

Biden admin. proposes rules to make EV charging ‘as easy as...

“This is a foundational step that will provide EV drivers with predictable access to reliable electric vehicle charging access across the United States.”

World Oceans Day: Biden admin announces national parks’ plastic phaseout, new...

“Our national parks, by definition, are protected areas — ones that Americans have loved for their natural beauty and history for over a century — and yet we have failed to protect them from plastic for far too long.”

Biden admin announces steps to boost U.S. solar projects

“Investing in American-made clean energy will boost U.S. manufacturing, lower costs for families, create millions of good paying jobs, and position the United States as a global leader on the cutting edge of clean energy innovation,”

Biden administration forms new Office of Environmental Justice

"... it is imperative that our leaders produce real, tangible solutions to protect Black and frontline communities and correct existing and past harms..."

Biden admin pauses permits for new fossil fuel projects

Environmental groups praised the Biden administration for halting new leases and permits while the court battle plays out, but expressed concern about how it would ultimately resolve. 

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.