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How Denver got its climate sales tax - and what happens next

On Nov. 3, Denver voters approved Measure 2A, which increases the city's sales tax rate by .25 percent and should generate between $20 and $40 million a year to combat climate change and economic disparity in the Mile High City.

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House Democrats demand climate be a "centerpiece" of the 2020 presidential debates

In 2016, debate moderators did not ask a single question about the climate crisis.
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Some Colorado voters now see racial justice and climate justice as intertwined issues

As the country struggles with COVID-19 and a summer of protests, climate change continues to hold a place in the hearts of many voters.
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Bill McKibben: Instead of challenging Joe Biden, maybe the Green Party could help change our democracy

Ranked-choice voting is not some impossible dream of a reform but, rather, an achievable initiative that’s gaining momentum.
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Here’s what's missing from Mayor Pete's plan for climate justice in Latinx communities

"It takes more than a four-page white paper. You have to invest political capital."
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Voters want presidential action on climate—with or without congressional support

A new poll shows that most Americans think a president should go big on global warming.
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Kamala Harris says she'll prosecute oil companies and utilities for role in climate crisis

“Everyone that was part of misinforming the public, misleading the public, and false advertising should be held accountable.”
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Dark money is pouring in to protect the "worst energy policy in the country"

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Only 7% of the questions at ABC's Democratic primary debate in Houston were about climate change

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