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Ed Markey

Remaking the World Starts With the Green New Deal

While the Green New Deal will decarbonize the economy, it will also be egalitarian.

C.J. Polychroniou ·

As Hiring Undershoots Expectations, Biden Urged to Go Big With $10 Trillion Jobs Plan

"Millions of people are out of work, and the unemployment rate is rising. The real risk isn't doing too much—it's doing too little."

Jake Johnson ·

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.

Jessica Corbett ·

As Coronavirus Ravages India, Senate Dems Urge US Pharma Firms to Share Vaccine Tech

"Addressing the spread of Covid-19 in India is critical," the senators wrote in a letter imploring drugmaker CEOs to take steps to "drastically expand vaccine development and access." 

Brett Wilkins ·

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."

Jessica Corbett ·

America Needs a 21st-Century Civilian Climate Corps

America needs to get back to work, and we can do that while confronting the intersecting crises of the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, economic inequality, and climate change.

Ed Markey ·

Slashing Methane Emissions Must Play Larger Role in Fighting Climate Crisis, UN Says

The report confirms that "natural gas is the precise opposite of a climate solution," wrote author and activist Bill McKibben. 

Julia Conley ·

Warren and Cleaver Lead Introduction of 'Historic' Bill to Address US Housing Crisis

"It's time to stop nibbling around the edges and, instead, pass this big, bold proposal," said the Massachusetts Democrat.

Jessica Corbett ·

If Biden Serious About Green Jobs, Sunrise Movement Urges Embrace of AOC-Markey Civilian Climate Corps

With a "historic" bill introduced just this week in Congress, campaigners say the president has a chance to pass "the very opportunity he is hopeful for."

Kenny Stancil ·

'The Time Is Now': Watch Live as Ocasio-Cortez, Markey Reintroduce Green New Deal Resolution

"The Green New Deal envisions a ten-year national mobilization to fight the interconnected economic, social, racial, and climate crises gripping our country," said a statement from AOC's office.

Common Dreams staff ·

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