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Six Lessons Learned About the Politics of Climate Change

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.21.2016 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) can throw all the snowballs he wants on the Senate floor, but he can't fool the majority of Americans into denying climate change.

Cory Gardner's Wind Hypocrisy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I keep looking at this image from Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign ad of him in the middle of a wind farm claiming that he supports the next generation and suggesting that he'll support clean energy.

Running Clean Or Running Scared?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Having a few more Republican Senators on-the-record accepting climate change science is, sadly, a notable development. So is more Republicans tacitly acknowledging that forthright denialism is bad politics. But they can't stop there. They have to offer a plan for solving it.

Meet the Two House Members-Elect Who Took Down Dirty Deniers

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I'm looking forward to welcoming these new members of Congress to Washington in the new year. We'll be watching and urging them to live up to our high hopes that they will govern as they ran -- by Running Clean.

Running Clean Draws Support from Swing Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Head-to-head matchups between candidates have varied this entire election cycle, but one item we've been tracking has remained consistent -- voters want action on climate change.

Bruce Braley: Running Clean in the Heartland

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you are an Iowan who likes dirty air, dirty water and unlimited quantities of harmful pollution, you are in luck. There is a Senate candidate in your home state who you are going to love: Joni Ernst. Luckily for Iowa voters, there is another candidate who is Running Clean.

An Endangered Species on the Ballot in Maine

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If Maine voters are looking not just to elect someone who can make a difference for their state's environment, but also to make a difference nationally in protecting an "endangered species", they should remember that Susan Collins is running clean.

Mark Udall: Clean Before Clean Was Cool

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Udall's opponent, Congressman Cory Gardner, is trying to reap the benefits of voters' support for clean energy without actually supporting clean energy. It should come as no surprise that the oil and gas industry are the largest contributors to his campaign's bank account.

5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.

Hobby Lobby, Climate Change, and the GOP's Women Problem

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When did climate change become a women's issue? When women made it clear they care deeply about it. Women in battleground states understand (by a margin of 72 percent to 19 percent) that we have a moral obligation to future generations to make the air safer to breathe and the climate more stable.

Note to Coal Friendly Democrats: Opposing Carbon Limits Won't Win You Any Friends

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you only read the newspaper headlines the last two days, you would think the sky is falling because a few Democrats in coal states said they opposed carbon pollution standards.

It's a Fact.

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

If you are an environmentalist who watched the speech, you undoubtedly found things you liked and disliked, but we can all embrace the president's direct aim at climate deniers.

Is LePage Ready to Run Clean?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

LePage's certainty on the upside of global warming is also interesting considering his previous comments that climate change is a "hoax" and a "scam" with the science unsettled. If the impacts of a warming world are so apparent in one instance, why not in the others?

"Braley Works for Iowa" on Clean Energy

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

"Braley works for Iowa" is the tagline on the campaign website of Senate candidate and Rep. Bruce Braley. When it comes to clean energy and climate ch...

Running Clean or Running Scared?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

When you think of the type of leader you want to represent you in government, what do you wish for? I'm guessing you'd prefer to have someone who is b...

Running Clean on EPA Carbon Rules

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

At this moment, Senators and members of Congress are embroiled in the politics of the government shutdown and how it might affect their reelection nex...

Tea Partiers Are Destroying the Legacy of the Republican Party 

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Republican-led House voted nearly 200 times to undermine public health and environmental safeguards in 2011.

Mitt Romney Likes to Fire People

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Yet for all his executive bravado, Romney's claim that three Obama officials have caused gas prices to soar is as off-base as Newt Gingrich's promise to deliver $2-a-gallon gasoline.