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Today @JoeBiden’s campaign finally described what it plans to do on climate. Since expectations were low, many are reacting by saying this is a solid plan. I’m not buying it. Some thoughts in a THREAD. joebiden.com/climate/
First, there’s no way this plan existed weeks, let alone months ago. There are typos throughout and weird formatting. This thing was thrown together by his team in response to fantastic reporting from @ValerieVolco and amazing activism from groups like @Sunrisemvmt.
It’s also clear that the Biden team is being pushed by the detailed plans of other candidates including @JayInslee @ewarren @BetoORourke. 3/
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Sunrise Movement Statement in Response to @BetoORourke's Climate Plan:

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.@BetoORourke: this is not what the "latest science demands" and a 2050 net-zero emissions goal is not in line with the #GreenNewDeal.
Leading UN scientists say we need to reduce emissions globally 40-60% by 2030 in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change & get to net-zero emissions globally by 2050.

To achieve that, the US must do much more, much faster.

More here: medium.com/sunrisemvmt/wh…
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Today, #OilMoneyMitch @senatemajldr brought the #GreenNewDeal to a vote in the Senate. Once more, McConnell prioritized his fossil fuel campaign donors over the American people--who overwhelmingly support the GND. @SenateDems showed him they weren’t falling for his tricks.
@senatemajldr @SenateDems The votes officially fell against the resolution because Democrats voted “present.” Both GND supporters and skeptics see that real leadership in 2019 means having a plan to protect life on Earth as we know it, not jamming through unfinished legislation to score political points.
.@AOC and @SenMarkey catalyzed the conversation about the catastrophic climate change and rising inequality that threaten all Americans. Now, thanks to our movement and our allies, a growing number of our country’s lawmakers are going on the offense for bold climate solutions.
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We live in an area that known as a sacrifice zone, permanently impacted by environmental racism.
Our communities suffer long lasting health affects living in these cancer cluster in the front lines of the toxic chemical exposure from the fossil fuel & big pharma industries.
Email from School Superintendent:

The City Of Deer Park is currently under a mandatory shelter in place order due to a continuing fire at an industrial site on Independence Parkway in Deer Park.
The city called the shelter in place order earlier today and expanded it this afternoon. It currently includes the entire City of Deer Park, and State Highway 225 has been closed from Beltway 8 to Independence Parkway.
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There have been so many defining moments in the fight for a #GreenNewDeal. Today, we’re going to announce the next one. But first, we want to show you where we’ve been - so you know why we’re taking this next step together…
Our power as a movement flows from the grassroots. Last Spring, we launched Sunrise Semester, w/ 80 young ppl stepping up to put climate change on the agenda in the primaries & general elections. One of the first people we endorsed for signing the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge: @AOC
For months we knocked on thousands of doors, made thousands of phone calls to get climate champions into office, candidates who signed the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge. By November 7, we had helped elect over 500 of them to office at all levels of government-- including Congress.
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.@USRepKCastor: you said you hope Select Committee members are "ready to take on corporate polluters and special interests."

Then why refuse to mandate that they sign the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge?

Reps taking millions from oil and gas CEOs aren't gonna take on their donors.
Politicians being funded by fossil fuel CEOs cannot be trusted to make climate policy.

If you want the Select Committee to be taken seriously, everyone on it needs to sign the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge.
We're also glad to hear that you think there are some "fabulous proposals" in the Green New Deal.

So, will you commit to fighting for 100% renewable energy by 2030, a jobs guarantee, and support for communities ravaged by climate change like the Green New Deal calls for?
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Democratic leaders effectively killed @Ocasio2018's push for a Green New Deal committee today.

In returning to original plan, @NancyPelosi appointed @KathyCastorFL -- someone iffy on #NoFossilFuelMoney -- and didn't even tell GND proponents in advance. huffingtonpost.com/entry/kathy-ca…
@Ocasio2018 @NancyPelosi @KathyCastorFL It's a bittersweet defeat for progressives. The effort, driven by @sunrisemvmt and @justicedems protests, propelled the Green New Deal into the mainstream and established a new and long-awaited litmus test on climate.
@Ocasio2018 @NancyPelosi @KathyCastorFL @sunrisemvmt @justicedems In many ways, the effort, while unsuccessful, was a victory. Coupled with back-to-back climate reports, the push dramatically shifted the climate debate in the direction of policy that could actually make a dent in surging emissions and tackle the widening income gap.
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