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Trump Courts Big Oil CEOs for $1 Billion While Houstonians Reel in the Aftermath of Severe Storms

HOUSTON – Donald Trump is coming to town to attend a fundraiser with Big Oil executives, hosted by Texas billionaire Kelcy Warren, Chairman of pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners, and Continental Resources Chairman Harold Hamm. Hamm was the organizer behind an April fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago where Trump promised Big Oil a “deal,” asking them for $1 billion in donations, and promising […]

May 22, 2024

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Will Rep. Van Ordern and MAGA Republicans Continue to Block Climate Progress As Wisconsinites Face the Threat of Wildfires?

Eau Claire, WI — Wisconsinites are facing air quality warnings as toxic air from Canadian wildfires reaches communities across northern and central Wisconsin. This is a deja vu moment for many families impacted by devastating wildfire fumes less than a year ago. Third Congressional District residents may remember that their representative, Rep. Derrick Van Orden, responded to last year’s Canadian wildfires by […]

May 14, 2024

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Extreme Weather In Pennsylvania Underscores Importance of President Biden’s Climate Plan

Harrisburg, PA – Residents of Pennsylvania are facing severe flooding near Pittsburgh, with several landmarks under several feet of water. In Montgomery and Delaware counties, two people were killed by trees that fell over during storms. Additionally, this morning’s 4.7 magnitude earthquake that struck New York and New Jersey could also be felt in parts […]

April 5, 2024

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FLASHBACK: DeSantis’ Told Floridians to ‘Knock on Wood’ During Hurricane Season

In July, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his hurricane preparedness plan amid predictions of an active Atlantic hurricane season: “knocking on wood that we won’t have a big storm this summer.” Now, Floridians are facing the imminent arrival of an extremely dangerous Category 3 storm that is likely to be accompanied by deadly storm surge along Florida’s west coast.

August 29, 2023

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Ramaswamy Doubles Down on Climate Lies Instead of Action as Florida Stares Down Hurricane Idalia

In an MSNBC interview today, presidential candidate and climate denier Vivek Ramaswamy doubled down on his ongoing history of climate change denial, downplaying the deaths caused by climate change-related extreme weather when asked about Hurricane Idalia.

August 29, 2023

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ICYMI: Climate Change Caused Record Temperatures in Gulf of Mexico. Floridians Are About to Pay the Price.

As Republican climate denialism reaches a fever pitch, Hurricane Idalia is expected to rapidly intensify to a dangerous Category 3 as it approaches the Florida coastline. The storm will put millions at risk from deadly storm surge, heavy flooding and high winds.

August 29, 2023

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President Biden to Visit Maui As Recovery Efforts Continue

Maui, Hawaii – Today, President Biden and the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will visit Maui, Hawaii to meet with emergency workers and survivors of the Lāhainā wildfire, which resulted in the deaths of more than 110 people, with over a 1,000 still missing. 

August 21, 2023

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Republicans Mock Climate Solutions As Constituents Weather Record Heat Wave

Washington, D.C. – Republicans have decided that doubling down on climate denial in the midst of a deadly, historic heat wave and other extreme weather is a winning strategy ahead of a tough election in 2024.

July 27, 2023

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Climate Power Statement on President Biden’s Extreme Heat Announcements

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s announcement of new steps to protect communities and workers from the impacts of climate-fueled extreme heat, Climate Power Executive Director Lori Lodes issued the following statement

July 27, 2023

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DESANTIS KEEPS ENERGY COSTS HIGH AS MILLIONS OF FLORIDIANS WEATHER SWELTERING HEAT WAVE

Washington, D.C. – In the midst of a record-breaking heat wave, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his record of raising costs and failing Flordians when it comes to the impacts of climate change, rejecting more than $350 million in federal funds that would slash energy costs for families across the state. The rejected funds would have gone toward cost-saving clean energy rebate programs  in President Biden’s clean energy plan that would lower the price of vital resources like home cooling systems.

July 17, 2023