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Tuesday Night time Owls: Local weather hawks relieved by Biden win and say they will ‘push the place we have to push’

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However with time operating out for avoiding the worst impacts of local weather change, each attainable motion—from native inexperienced poll initiatives to a brand new federal place of “local weather czar” to monetary regulatory reforms—is on the advocacy agenda. Already, local weather advocates are celebrating a shift in momentum.  

“Just because now we have a Republican Senate that is not consultant of the vast majority of People who need motion on local weather change, does not imply that issues like a Inexperienced New Deal aren’t taking place already,” Southard mentioned, noting that inexperienced poll initiatives handed in a number of cities. “The Inexperienced New Deal is not only a piece of laws; it is a imaginative and prescient for an economic system that strikes us off of fossil fuels. There’s lots Biden can do, from stopping the Keystone Pipeline to banning fracking on public lands.”

Environmental teams issued a list of actions on local weather that the administration can take—with out Congress—inside days of taking workplace, together with declaring a nationwide local weather emergency beneath the Nationwide Emergencies Act.  

However flipping the Senate to blue stays an enormous precedence.

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“Earlier than the army coup in Chile, we had the concept that army coups occur in Banana Republics, someplace in Central America. It could by no means occur in Chile. Chile was such a strong democracy. And when it occurred, it had brutal traits. And it lasted 17 years.
 
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At Day by day Kos on this date in 2010—Republicans don’t do bipartisanship:

Whereas the Broders of the world proceed their partisan recreation of calling for Democrats to be bipartisan, it is apparent to anybody paying consideration that they actually solely intend for a unilateral Democratic capitulation. It was apparent from the second President Obama took workplace that his honest need to work throughout the aisle would solely be taken benefit of, and that it might be seen as an indication of weak point. After a yr of Democrats negotiating down their medical health insurance plan till it most resembled Romneycare or the 1993 Republican plan, for which the Republicans gave it not a single vote and now name for its repeal, no person any longer needs to be shopping for into the parable of bipartisanship. Whereas the president regularly requires bipartisan cooperation, the Republicans regularly clarify that they won’t compromise, will regularly attempt to transfer the goalposts, and that regardless of the Democrats having not investigated any of the numerous horrendous crimes of the Bush-Cheney administration, there now’s nothing concerning the Obama administration the Republicans will not obsessively examine. As I have been saying for a while, it should not shock anybody in the event that they ship a fact-finding workforce to Kenya to seek for the “actual” start certificates. The Democrats must cease shopping for right into a delusion which means however their very own destruction.

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