Articles by Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson is the political director of Climate Hawks Vote.
Originally posted at the ThinkProgress Wonk Room. —– At 10 p.m. last night, the Sierra Club’s Carl Pope and right-wing oil billionaire, T. Boone Pickens, began a live-streamed chat that had been advertised across the Internet as an “e-rally” in response to the presidential debate. Pickens and Pope previously met in a discussion moderated by […]
From the Wonk Room. —– In a townhall meeting yesterday in Orlando, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was asked if he supported an end to the economically and ecologically destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. His reply: I do. Mountaintop removal is decimating Appalachia — 25 percent of Wise County’s historic mountain ranges have been […]
Yesterday, the Center for American Progress released “Green Recovery,” a new report by Dr. Robert Pollin and University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute economists. This report demonstrates how a new Green Recovery program that invests $100 billion over two years would create 2 million new jobs with a significant proportion in the struggling construction […]
From the Wonk Room. —– During the Democratic National Convention, the Rocky Mountain Roundtable hosted a day-long symposium on energy and climate change. One session included top officials from major global warming polluters: the electric utility Xcel Energy, Arch Coal, Dow Chemical, the natural gas corporation GHK, and the top coal corporation Peabody Energy. The […]