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Truthout: “Trump is handing us the weapon we need to avert climate catastrophe”

Carla Skandier

Carla Skandier

Senior Research Associate with The Next System Project more

Johanna Bozuwa

Johanna Bozuwa

Research Associate, The Democracy Collaborative more

Environment & Energy

President Trump proposed saving the coal sector through a Cold War-era mandate that would require power plans to buy more of the polluting fossil fuel. But nationalization efforts like this one should be used to shut down, not prop up, a failing fossil-fuel energy system. 

What we need to implement is a real democratic plan that does not focus on extending the lifetime of a dying industry but instead makes the way for a system based on renewable energy that creates pathways for clean, good-paying jobs.

Read the article in Truthout.

Carla Skandier

Carla Skandier

Senior Research Associate with The Next System Project more

Johanna Bozuwa

Johanna Bozuwa

Research Associate, The Democracy Collaborative more

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