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'Money Not An Issue': Billionaire Green Activist Vows To Battle Trump

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has spent more than $140 million on fighting climate change, said on Tuesday he will spend whatever...

Liberal Big Money Is Pouring Into Elections

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

If you think campaign finance is just a right-wing billionaires' spending spree, take another look. Liberal money has been pouring into federal elections in recent years.

John Podesta Floated Billionaire Environmentalist Tom Steyer For Energy Secretary

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― John Podesta, former top adviser to President Barack Obama, wanted billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer to be the president...

Dem Megadonor Tom Steyer Gives Millions More To Bolster Ground Game

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

An umbrella organization of labor and progressive groups is ramping up on-the-ground operations in an attempt to propel Hillary Clinton and like-minde...

Billionaire To Spend $6.5 Million So Pennsylvania Millennials Will Vote

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

Tom Steyer’s environment-focused NextGen Climate super PAC will spend $6.5 million before November to reach millennial voters in Pennsylvania. The g...

Billionaire Environmentalist Tom Steyer Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

Billionaire green activist Tom Steyer is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. In a statement released on Wednesday, Steyer ca...

'Green News Report' - May 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ad wars: Clean energy advocates want you to vote -- so the fossil fuel i...

One-Time Gore Staffer Leads Plan To Track The 'Environmentalist Left'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican opposition research group is launching an effort to track environmental organizations -- and it's being led by Brian Rogers...

Big Oil Ads Beat Out Climate News On CNN

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green

Fossil fuel ads are drowning out news reports about climate change on CNN. During one week in January, just after NASA announced that 2015 was the hot...

Billionaire Has A $25 Million Plan To Get Young People Voting For Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green

The environmental super PAC NextGen Climate Action announced plans on Monday to engage young voters at 203 college campuses prior to November's electi...

A Talk With Tom Steyer About "Spotlight California"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It's hard to get the message out about the enormous challenges that are facing the country when it comes to the environment. Tom Steyer, founder of...

Citizens United Celebrates 6 Years Of Giving A Voice To Voiceless Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down its immediately controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commiss...

The Super Rich Should Not Control Our Elections

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

By the time the 2016 election is over, America's Super Rich will have given the largest amount of the biggest contributions and the most secret money ever provided in our history to support candidates for President and Congress.

This Billionaire Environmental Activist Hasn't Picked A Democrat To Back Yet

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer said he is not yet prepared to back Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president and he would...

Donald Trump, How Will You Transition America to a Low-Carbon Economy?

Mike Green | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Mike Green

It's a simple elephant-in-the-room question that Donald Trump and the rest of the field of Republican presidential candidates have yet to address: How will you transition America to a low-carbon economy?

Global Climate Change Summit Ends With Agreement to Agree, Actual National Plans Falling Far Short, and Some California Coups

William Bradley | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
William Bradley

Once the cheering, perhaps as much a matter of relief for at last having the beginnings of a real agreement as anything else, dies down, a process of years-long pressuring, prodding, chivvying, and inspiring will take place. Or, perhaps better put, it had damn well better take place if this planet is going to remain habitable for humanity.

Top Climate Group Will Run Ads Demanding GOP Candidates To Address Clean Energy

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

A major climate group is demanding that the Republican presidential candidates propose efforts that would make clean energy a priority in economic gro...

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

Omega Institute | Posted 09.29.2016 | 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 01.04.2017 | Politics

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

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 09.03.2016 | 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 07.07.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...