Tag Archives: Beto O’Rourke

Apology is O’Rourke’s path out of climate contradiction

Dear Friends, Six Bold Climate Bird Dogs arrived at Beto O’Rourke’s CNN town hall last week with great expectations. O’Rourke had just released a climate plan that generated much excitement. He talked about climate during his recent Iowa tour and the plan is featured prominently on his website. Forty-five minutes into the CNN town hall, Terrance Pendleton asked O’Rourke a general question about climate. That was followed by Patrick Bourgeacq’s more specific inquiry into O’Rourke’s past donations from fossil-fuel interests and his pro-oil-industry votes while in Congress. Continue reading →

Changing the Conversation on Climate

Dear Friends, [SIGN UP HERE FOR BOLD’S CLIMATE BIRD DOG WORKSHOP, APRIL 25!] Our hearts and minds strain to process the flood of climate-enhanced destruction in Iowa, Nebraska, and eastern Africa. Yet in the broader fight against climate chaos, signs of encouragement are growing: There’s this story: Citing climate change, U.S. judge blocks oil and gas drilling in large swath of Wyoming. And this: Court upholds ruling that bars Keystone XL pipeline work. Hopefully, these rulings bode well for a favorable outcome in the landowner/Iowa Sierra Continue reading →

Beto O’Rourke

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Kahty Byrnes, John Davis, Ed Fallon, Sam Kuhn There’s no environmentally sound way to exploit, transport, refine, and burn oil. O’Rourke defending his 2015 vote to allow the export of crude oil suggests he doesn’t grasp the urgency of the climate crisis, despite the forward-thinking plan he released this month. Read O’Rourke’s statements in Ed’s blog: Apology is O’Rourke’s path out of climate contradiction ******* Monday, May 7, 2019 Des Moines Bird Dogs: Sam Kuhn, Jeannie McCrea, Continue reading →