The final decision to build the project comes after a decade of protests and political reversals in the U.S. Now critics say construction poses a new risk with the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom SteyerI opposed KXL from the beginning because it's bad for our nation's public health, economy, and environment. To build it now, during a pandemic, would be an unconscionable display of corporate greed that would jeopardize American lives.
On Thursday, the EPA announced that companies will now be responsible for monitoring their own air and water pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also said does not expect to seek fines or penalties "for noncompliance with routine...
As a climate activist for over a decade, I’ve noticed that the coronavirus pandemic has generated a very different response than the climate crisis.
Tom Steyer"We must learn from the similarities between this pandemic crisis and the climate crisis. If we do, we can start to build a unified, aggressive and big response to the most significant problem facing the American people and our planet."
General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have widely touted their commitment to emission-free electric cars, but their production plans show a growing reliance on ever-larger gas-powered vehicles.
Tom SteyerThis is short-sighted and wrong -- ensuring future economic prosperity and the health of Americans means switching to renewable energy to create good-paying 21st century union jobs as fast as possible.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws Thursday, telling companies they would not need to meet environmental standards during the coronavirus outbreak.
Tom SteyerWhen I said corporations own the government, this is what I meant. The @EPA is abandoning its mission in order to give oil and gas companies a green light to pollute because Donald Trump put a coal lobbyist in charge.
Among the American workforce, just 16.2% of Hispanic workers and 19.7% of black Americans are able to work from home, while about 30% of whites and 37% of Asian-Americans can.
Tom SteyerBecause of generations of economic injustice and disparity, Black and Brown communities are at higher risk during this pandemic. They are disproportionately unable to work from home—instead, forced to be exposed to COVID-19 in order to secure a paycheck.
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Tom SteyerToday's read is "Merchants of Doubt" by @NaomiOreskes and @ErikMConway -- a powerful dissection of how right wing think tanks and private corporations sow doubt on scientific consensus to block action on critical climate and public health issues.
The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including...
Tom SteyerThis next read is from one of my heroes, @GretaThunberg -- "No One is too Small to Make a Difference," a collection of her speeches that remind us all of our power to change the world for the better.
Todd Miller's recent book, Storming the Wall- Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security is a well-researched and alarming look at climate problems.
Tom SteyerToday's book: "Storming the Wall" by @twmillerr, a post-Paris work on the communities around the world exposed to climate change, the corporations trying to contain them for greed and profit, and the climate justice movements rising up to fight back.
Chinese health authorities have identified more than 40 human infections with a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China.
Tom SteyerI urge everyone to follow @CDCgov guidelines, including frequent hand washing and avoiding close contact with those who may be sick. The Trump administration’s total incompetence means it’s critical to look out for one another. Coronavirus.gov has more info and resources.
Human-caused climate change had an impact on Australia’s wildfires, a new attribution study confirms. The 30 percent figure they calculated is a minimum.
Tom SteyerWe now live in a world where scientists study and quantify the impact climate change has on natural disasters. It should strengthen our fight to live in a world where we do something about it.