gonna do a thread on the @DNC removal of fossil fuel subsidy language, and why it's, ah, sorta suspect. Sit down. #EndFossilFuelSubsidies
@DNC and if you read my tweets yest., you know that it's politically popular, both Biden and Harris campaigned on it, and removal of #EndFossilFuelSubsidies language is just mystifying. But let's look carefully at the DNC stated reason.
@DNC as quoted in @blkahn excellent piece yest. bit.ly/3hpmDdX the #EndFossilFuelSubsidies language was included in a manager's mark "by mistake" and removed later by agreement of the Biden/Bernie campaigns. I'm gonna go into some process deets, bear with me.
hey, y'all listening? I want to talk in a bit more detail than yesterday about the Biden Bernie Unity Task Force climate plan. Will use same hashtag as yesterday -- #Underwhelmed.
First, the document, all 110 pages. First 6 pages are Platformese climate; then pp. 42-55 are Policy-ese climate. I skimmed a few other sections and there may be stray climate mentions elsewhere too. #Underwhelmedbit.ly/2ZTXv7z
Next, some praise. This is a labor-friendly climate plan. And that matters a lot, because non-union cleantech doesn't get much respect in Dem circles compared to labor folk who donate and walk and elect Dems. Still, I'm #Underwhelmed.
(more background) if you read my Monday PM tweets, or on the @ClimateHawkVote email list, or actually watched DNC Youtube hearings, you know that this sham of a "public hearing" is highly choreographed. #DNCClimatePlatform
good morning. Y'all listening to the DNC platform hearing plan? Because I have something to say. Thread, which I will tag #RLM4DNC like all my other DNC-related tweets.
background: by this time in 2016 @TheDemocrats had held 3 (out of 4 total) hearing on the platform. And I was getting concerned about both the logistics of public hearings, for the ob-virus reason, and the delay this year. #RLM4DNC
And in particular I want to talk about the "Declaration of #ClimateEmergency " that has become popular in lots of progressive circles, and has a very prominent role in the climate plan of Tom Steyer among others.
First, two kinds of #ClimateEmergency declarations. There's the powerless kind and the powered kind.