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Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones

Mitch Jones is the Policy Director at Food & Water Action.

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'Compromising' on Climate Is Horrible Politics, Deadly Policy, and Stupid Economics

At this stage, Democrats have offered Joe Manchin a basket full of polluter-friendly subsidies to prop up essentially non-existent carbon capture power technology, a watered-down clean power plan barely better than the status quo, or a meaningless carbon tax that mostly exists as a totem for an industry that pretends to care about the planetary damage it has caused.

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What 2020 Politicians and Pundits Get Wrong About Fracking

Too many Democrats continue to fundamentally misunderstand the politics of fracking as much as they misunderstand the necessity of banning fracking to stop the worsening effects of climate chaos.

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Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough

The fact that climate plans from the House Democrats and the "unity task forces" set up by Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are better than anything we’ve seen in over a decade does not make them good enough.

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Republican Tax Cuts Could Be Paved with Fossil Fuel Giveaways

In the wake of climate chaos, the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans are giving new handouts to billionaires and the fossil fuel industry.

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The ALEC Attack on Solar Power

Net metering is a key to expanding solar electricity. Guess who’s attacking it?

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The Coal vs. Fracking Canard

It’s not coal versus fracking that we should be debating; it’s fossil fuels versus renewables.

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Water Markets: A False Solution to a Real Crisis

Putting a public resource in the hands of the wealthy will not solve California’s water crisis

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