Climate group endorses both Sanders and Warren

Climate group endorses both Sanders and Warren
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The climate change group 350 Action announced on Monday that it is endorsing both Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives raise alarm over letting lobbying groups access PPP funds Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPress: Susan Rice would be ready to step in as POTUS Pentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden MORE (D-Mass.) in the Democratic presidential primary.

The group, which works to get climate champions elected, has a "Climate Test" for candidates that both senators passed. It includes support for the Green New Deal and signing a no fossil fuel money pledge, among other issues.

“We cannot afford to wait till 2030 or even 2024. We must demand bold action from political candidates now. Senators Sanders and Warren have in their careers and this contest raised the level of debate in favor of  climate justice,” 350 Action’s executive director, May Boeve, said in the press release. 

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Businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE was the only other candidate to pass the group’s test, but Steyer dropped out of the race on Saturday.

“Bernie is a fighter for economic justice and has made it a cornerstone of his campaign, and has consistently stood side by side with the climate movement. Elizabeth Warren’s model of strong feminist leadership deepens the political shift for the next generation — as someone who relentlessly speaks truth to power and wields her intellect against vested interests in our democracy,” Boeve said.

350 Action has also endorsed incumbents Sens. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: New documents show EPA rolled back mileage standards despite staff, WH concerns | Land management bureau grants 75 royalty rate cuts for oil and gas | EPA employees allege leadership interference with science in watchdog survey EPA's Wheeler grilled by Democrats over environmental rollbacks amid COVID-19 Markey says EPA administrator should apologize to minorities for coronavirus response MORE (D-Mass.) and Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyDemocratic unity starts to crack in coronavirus liability reform fight Oregon GOP Senate nominee contradicts own campaign by saying she stands with QAnon Oregon GOP Senate nominee posts video in support of QAnon conspiracy theory MORE (D-Ore.) and Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar condemns use of rubber bullets, tear gas on crowds at George Floyd protest Four Minneapolis officers involved in death of unarmed black man fired Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts MORE (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP beset by convention drama Ocasio-Cortez challenger drops out of GOP primary Ocasio-Cortez posts experience getting antibody tested for COVID-19 MORE (D-N.Y.), among several others.