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Brad Johnson is the political director of Climate Hawks Vote.

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  • Sierra Club helps promote Pickens plan on debate night

    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 […]

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    In a Monday townhall meeting, McCain voices distaste for MTR and support for Big Coal

    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 […]

  • $100 billion stimulus for 2 million new jobs in two years

    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 […]

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    Jessy Tolkan comments on industry CEO roundtable

    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 […]