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Week in Review: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

This week, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates rolled out climate proposals, signed the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, and more. For updates on how the entire field is campaigning on climate change, check out www.changetheclimate2020.com.

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) rolled out America’s Climate Change Plan–”a strong road map for confronting the climate crisis.” Bennet’s plan commits to achieving net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, putting forth an infrastructure agenda that incentivizes green solutions, conserving 30 percent of our lands and oceans by 2030, pledging to partner with American agriculture to combat the crisis while improving economic opportunities for people working on our lands, and engaging youth leaders in a “Next Generation Climate Board of Directors.”

 

Former Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) released additional elements of his plan to tackle climate change. Delaney’s plan includes a carbon fee, which would “reduce carbon pollution by 91%,” increased funding for clean energy research, a climate corps service program, and a carbon throughway network, which “would enable continued oil extraction at a time when we need more than ever to transition away from fossil fuels.”

 

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced a national service plan, which creates a Federal Green Corps ”a new service organization with the mission of combating climate change and protecting our environment.”

 

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and former Secretary Julián Castro (D-TX) are the latest candidates to take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, refusing any campaign contributions from PACs, lobbyists and executives in the oil, gas, and coal industry.  

 

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No money from corporate PACs, DC lobbyists, OR the fossil fuel industry. It’s that simple.

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