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Wisconsin Can’t Afford Another Trump Presidency

As the Republican National Convention comes to Wisconsin, Wisconsinites have a clear choice between President Biden’s climate and clean energy progress and another anti-science Trump presidency. A second Trump term would put the interests of Big Oil over everyday Americans, pollute our air and water, eliminate environmental protections, and end clean energy investments that are […]

July 12, 2024

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POLLING MEMO: Using Climate and Clean Energy Economy Messages to Make the Case Against Donald Trump

This memo summarizes key findings from an online survey fielded May 20-26, 2024 among 1,921 voters in battleground states (AZ, GA, MN, NV, PA, WI), including oversamples of voters ages 18-34 (680 interviews), Black voters (430 interviews), Latino voters (295 interviews) and AAPI voters (125 interviews).

June 26, 2024

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Trump Promises And Payments Tracker

Tracking The Big Oil Promises And Payments April 11, 2024: Trump Asked Oil Executives For $1 Billion April 11, 2024: Trump Held A Private Dinner At Mar-a-Lago With 20 Oil Executives Organized By Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm. According to the Washington Post, “On Thursday, Trump held a private dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club and resort […]

June 20, 2024

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Trump’s Failures on Wildfires

Donald Trump promoted misinformation about wildfires and hurt recovery efforts during wildfire disasters. In 2018, after California experienced its deadliest wildfires in the state’s history, Trump threatened to withhold aid and used the disaster to help logging industry allies. Two years later, after taking days to publicly address deadly wildfires in California, Trump initially refused […]

June 20, 2024

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Trump’s Failures On Extreme Heat And Drought

Trump has a history of downplaying heatwaves and denying droughts. In the White House, Trump ignored scientists’ warnings about water issues and thwarted American workers’ protections against extreme heat. We know what notorious climate denier Trump will do if elected – GOP strategists and even a top Trump Labor official have said he would scrap […]

June 20, 2024

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Trump’s Failures On Hurricanes, Storms, And Flooding

During his presidency, Donald Trump failed in both the preparation and disaster response to hurricanes, storms, and flooding and actively worsened conditions for Americans impacted by such weather events.  He failed to adequately prepare the country for hurricanes by leaving disaster response positions open months into his term. After Trump’s FEMA botched the response to […]

June 20, 2024

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Trump’s Failures on Tornadoes and Derechos

In addition to downplaying the threat of tornadoes and extreme weather, Donald Trump not only suggested that certain states get better treatment from FEMA following tornadoes but was slow to approve aid following a derecho during his term.  After telling FEMA to give Alabama “A plus treatment” following a tornado, Trump was accused of playing […]

June 20, 2024

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Five Most Expected Attacks From Trump

… And How To Respond 1. Electric Vehicle Mandate Attack: Trump Says It’s A Mandate Or A Ban Trump Frames Biden’s Fuel Economy Standards As A Mandate Or A Ban… Trump Said He Would Cancel Biden’s “Insane Electric Vehicle Mandate” On Day One. According to Trump’s remarks during an NRA rally in Texas posted by […]

June 20, 2024

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Trump’s Most Egregious Attacks On Climate

From outright saying he wanted to be a “dictator” on “day one” to waging a war on clean energy and rolling back environmental protections for big polluters, here are five of the former president’s worst hits from his long (and terrible) record on climate. 1. Trump Wants To Be A “Dictator” On “Day One” To […]

June 20, 2024

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While Trump Made Us More Vulnerable To Extreme Weather, President Biden Has Taken Major Action On Climate

Trump ignored climate science and opened our public lands to oil and gas – making us more vulnerable to extreme weather. President Biden has acted to combat climate change and to make us more resilient to its impacts. Additional details are below on each of the above bullets. Trump ignored climate science and opened our […]

June 20, 2024