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New York City Just Passed Historic Climate Legislation—Its Own Green New Deal

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The nation’s largest and most economically influential city passed a historic bill Thursday capping climate-changing pollution from big buildings and mandating unprecedented cuts to greenhouse gases.  The City Council approved the legislation in a 45-to-2 vote Thursday afternoon, all but ensuring…

Pelosi and Schumer Urge Mueller to Testify Publicly

ZUMA In a joint statement Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called on Robert Mueller to publicly testify before Congress, citing what they called Attorney General William Barr’s “regrettably partisan handling” of the special counsel’s report into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia. The statement came on the heels…