Republicans' estimates that the climate plan would cost $93 trillion are based on a think tank study that doesn't endorse that total.
Alexander KaufmanOn the Green New Deal, Trump claims it'll cost nearly $100 trillion. He calls it "a number" that's "unthinkable ... not even affordable in the best of times."
It is, in fact, unthinkable, since it's literally bullshit fabricated by Republicans.
The Democratic National Committee is weighing whether to host some kind of forum for presidential candidates to dig into the climate crisis.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: DNC confirmed it's considering two resolutions related to the climate debate fight -- one for a debate, one for a forum.
It's not quite the victory activists claimed over the weekend, but it sure looks like the pressure campaign is working.
News site launched during the Bush years is running millions of dollars short. Its parent think tank says it will consider the editorial leanings of prospective owners.
Alexander KaufmanCAP is selling ThinkProgress.
The climate team there is sharp, fast and, it would seem, tireless, given they pump out more news than outlets with three times as many staffers on the beat. Any buyer would be wise to invest serious money there.
The Washington governor renewed his calls for a climate-only debate after the first televised event with candidates spent less than 10 minutes on the cri...
Alexander KaufmanNEW: @JayInslee is demanding the DNC host a damn climate debate -- or change its rules to allow candidates to partake in someone else's.
The latest call comes after last night's debate spent less than 10 minutes on the climate crisis.
Activists want more info from Sanders' 2020 campaign.
Alexander Kaufman"Climate activists aren’t questioning Sanders’ commitment, but some have begun to question whether he is leading on the issue in the 2020 race."
@rebleber asks: Where's Bernie's climate plan?
The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins challenged any Democratic presidential candidate to debate the science of climate change at the Heartland Insitute's...
Alexander KaufmanTucker Carlson invited an official from the far-right Heartland Institute, a climate denial think tank so detached from reality that oil companies won't work it anymore, on air last night to talk about the Democratic debate's climate questions.
The Big Apple follows 17 other cities, including San Francisco, Oakland and Hoboken, New Jersey.
Alexander KaufmanNew York City just became the largest municipality in the Western Hemisphere to declare a climate emergency.
It's largely symbolic, but bulks up a growing list of legislation to cut emissions.
Alexander KaufmanIn the latest @JayInslee plan:
-end fossil fuel subsidies
-halt new federal leasing
-new climate impact assessments on all new infrastructure
-new Justice Department office dedicated to investigating and prosecuting polluters
Bill Wehrum, a former corporate lawyer, joined three other EPA officials at a Cooler Heads Coalition gathering last year.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: EPA air chief Bill Wehrum gave a presentation at a far-right climate denier event last year, new emails show. He was joined by 3 other EPA officials.
"This is the cherry on top of a toxic sundae," one former EPA official told me.