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Tom Steyer

It Takes Just One Percent of People to Change Things: An Interview With Ralph Nader

Omega Institute | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Omega Institute

Ralph Nader has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century. Among his victories are the ideas and commodities we now take for granted.

Climate Group Targets Congressman Who's Boycotting The Pope's Speech

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

A leading climate group will air a television ad featuring Pope Francis' dire warnings on global warming in the district of a congressman who says he...

Crowdfunding Is Helping California Wildfire Victims

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- A coalition of climate groups is crowdfunding to help Californians affected by the state's historic drought and devastating wildfire...

Obama, Jerry Brown and Climate Change: From the Arctic to the Arabs and the Oil Empire at Home

William Bradley | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
William Bradley

President Barack Obama and Governor Jerry Brown have both been pushing the envelope of efforts to bring climate change under control and running up against major ingrown opposition to their efforts.

Going After CA Gougers and Climate Changers

Jamie Court | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

If you want to know why Californians have been paying one dollar more per gallon than the rest of America for their gasoline for most of the Spring, it comes down to two words: low inventories.

Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Judith Samuelson

My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.

'A New Start': Pope Francis' Powerful Call to Action on Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

This truly is a watershed moment in the fight to build a clean energy future for our children and tackle climate change once and for all. In urgent and inspirational language, Pope Francis powerfully implores our leaders to take action on climate change, protect the most vulnerable and secure our children's future.

Paul Blumenthal

Hillary Clinton Relies On Her '08 Donors In Early Campaign Days | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the nearly three months since announcing her presidential bid, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has leaned heavily on her pa...

Climate Week 2015: A Cleaner and More Prosperous Global Economy

Tom Steyer | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

These discussions also made one thing clear: In order to achieve this cleaner future, we have to move beyond the existing ideology that we can only grow our economy and create jobs in America if we double down on our dependence on fossil fuels.

Golden State Gouging Greatest Ever

Jamie Court | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

Prices at the pump have skyrocketed 69 cents in one month due to shortages and refinery outages. Convenient for the oil refiners, which reported record first quarter profits.

Inspiring Us All: Pope Francis' Moral Leadership on Climate

Tom Steyer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Tom Steyer

The leader of the Catholic Church has emerged as an outspoken advocate for action on climate, reminding the world's estimated 1.2 billion Catholics -- and so many others -- that we have a moral and spiritual obligation.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer Launches Effort To Defeat 2016 Climate Denier Candidates | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused political group is already gearing up for the 2016 presidential race, announcing on Monday a new effort tha...

While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win.

The '16 GOP Field Is 'Off' as Kochs Make Tender Offer for U.S. Gov't

Mark Green | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the JimmyWho or Bachmann of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?

Sam Stein

Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth | Sam Stein | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats to news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning an $889 million blitz for the 2016 election has run the...

Democrats Say Billionaire Koch Brothers Launch 2016 'Electoral Arms Race'

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text, headline) By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Democrats ...

Tom Steyer Announces Decision On Senate Run

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Steyer

My decision about whether to engage from the outside or seek elected office came down to a single question: how best can I fight for a level playing field at this point?

California Officials Ready to Spank Oil Companies

Jamie Court | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Jamie Court

I have been watching oil companies get away with price gouging for so many years that it was refreshing to see California's top political leaders let the oil companies know that they're going to be on the hot seat if they try to undermine California's landmark environmental laws taking effect in January.

The Wall Street Journal Endorses Campaign Finance Reform... Inadvertently.

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

So, WSJ, welcome to the fight to clean up our political system. Ready to support campaign finance reform? Or is it only OK when conservative officeholders are purchased?

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.

Win or Lose, Big Money Still Matters in Politics

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...