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Hydrofluorocarbons, chemicals often used in refrigeration and air conditioning, are thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of heating the planet. (Photo: PeopleImages/Getty Images) News
In 'Critical and Totally Doable First Step,' EPA Proposes Phasedown of Climate Super-Pollutants
With this rule to reduce hydrofluorocarbons, "EPA is taking another significant step under President Biden's ambitious agenda to address the climate crisis," said the agency's administrator.
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After Prosecutions Dove to 25-Year Low Under Trump, Will Biden DOJ Crack Down on Corporate Crimes?
"President Biden's DOJ should ramp up enforcement to show that corporate criminals are not above the law," says author of new study.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a rally on March 26, 2021. News
At Kentucky Rally, Sanders Blasts McConnell for 'Working Overtime' to Reward the Rich and Block Progress
"If Senator McConnell and Republicans in the Senate continue their strategy of obstructionism, it means passing a progressive agenda through the Senate with 51 votes."
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People hold placards during a protest in support of Amazon workers in Union Square, New York on February 20, 2021. News
Progressive Groups Mark May Day With Rallies Urging Passage of PRO Act
"The fight for the PRO Act is a fight for a future of dignity for all workers," said Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York.
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Third Round of Coronavirus Relief Checks Led to Largest Monthly Rise in Household Income Since 1959
"This is what happens when you opt for investing in working people over trickle-down economics."
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Outrage as Canadian Regulator Lets Government-Owned Pipeline Keep Insurers Secret
"A project which can only be insured secretly has lost its social license to operate," said one Trans Mountain opponent.
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An activist from the environmental group Greenpeace participates in a protest against the use of transgenic corn on November 8, 2004, in Mexico City. (Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images) News
80 Groups Blast US Interference in Mexico's Phaseout of Glyphosate and GM Corn
"We call on Secretary Vilsack and Trade Representative Tai, as key leaders in the new administration, to respect Mexico's decision to protect both public health and the integrity of Mexican farming."
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Progressive Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups are hosting a phone bank on April 30, 2021 to promote the Green New Deal. (Image: People's Action) News
Phone Bank Will Push Lawmakers to Pass Green New Deal and Invest $10 Trillion in Jobs and Infrastructure
"If enough of us stand up and speak out, we will finally win what we need to thrive."
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The THRIVE Act plans to create nine million jobs by upgrading infrastructure for clean water, affordable public transit, and a reliable electric grid and expanding access to wind and solar power, electric vehicles, and healthy buildings. (Photo: aydinmutlu/Getty Images) News
Dingell and Markey Introduce $10 Trillion THRIVE Act to Tackle 'Our Biggest Emergencies'
The bill aims to ensure "an intersectional response" to the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, economic inequity, and racial injustice "that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face."
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks during a press conference at a memorial for Daunte Wright on April 20, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen via Getty Images) News
If Healthcare Is a Right, 'Support Medicare for All,' Omar Tells Biden
President Joe Biden said "healthcare should be a right, not a privilege in America." Rep. Ilhan Omar says there's an easy way to prove it.
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