Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is the campaign manager of Forecast the Facts. He was previously the editor for ThinkProgress Green. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in math and physics from Amherst College and master's degree in geosciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Energy Efficiency

House votes against energy-saving lightbulbs

The House passed an amendment that prohibits spending to enforce lighting efficiency standards established by 2007's energy law.

Politics

GOP introduces slash-and-burn budget for the environment

The Tea Party bill includes major funding cuts for climate protection and axes protections for air, water, and land.

Climate Change

Santorum: 'There's no such thing as global warming'

In a Glenn Beck interview, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said global warming is a hoax and called for a drill everywhere oil policy.

Politics

Climate hawk Jay Inslee poised to enter Washington governor’s race

Jay Inslee, gubernatorial wannabe. Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green. With Gov. Chris Gregoire’s (D) announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2012, Rep. Jay Inslee (D) has emerged as the frontrunner to get the Democratic nomination for the Washington …

Election 2012

Mitt Romney: Reducing global-warming pollution is 'important'

Breaking with Tea Party Republicans, Mitt Romney said that "it's important for us to reduce our emissions" that cause climate change.

Cities

Megacity mayors leading the fight for sustainable survival at the C40 summit

The megacity of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Photo: Luiz Henrique Varga AssuncaoCross-posted from ThinkProgress. Leaders of the world’s megacities are meeting in Sao Paulo this week for a major climate summit, the fourth meeting of the C40 …

Oil

Gas-price spikes burden the American economy while benefiting oil companies

Cross-posted from the Wonk Room. The struggles of families and businesses over the past seven years are linked directly to high profits for oil companies due to high energy-price volatility. A new report [PDF] from …

Politics

House GOP pays for climate disaster relief by increasing climate pollution

Eric Cantor.Photo: Talk Radio News ServiceCross-posted from the Wonk Room. In a stunningly heartless move, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) put strings on emergency relief for the victims of the killer Joplin tornado, saying …

Politics

McCaskill defends vote to hurt sick kids by saying the League of Women Voters are ‘bad guys’

Cross-posted from the Wonk Room. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), after a recent vote to protect coal polluters at the expense of children’s health, is now attacking the League of Women Voters. The 91-year-old good-government organization …

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