Saturday, March 12, 2016

News you can share: Supreme Court polls, the year ahead for solar energy, and more

Organizing for Action

Diane, you're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share -- the latest polling results on the Supreme Court vacancy, solar energy's potentially record-breaking year, and more.

Americans say by 2-to-1 that Senate should hold hearings on Obama's Supreme Court nominee
The Washington Post // Amber Phillips

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a sizable majority of Americans -- including a strong contingent of independents -- think the Senate should at least hold hearings on President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.

Solar energy is poised for an unforgettable year
The Washington Post // Chris Mooney

New statistics just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration suggest that in the coming year, the booming solar sector will add more new electricity-generating capacity than any other -- including natural gas and wind.

Voters Want Obama Making Supreme Court Choice
U.S. News & World Report // Robert Schlesinger

Yet another poll is out showing that the GOP is on the wrong side of public opinion on the question of whether President Barack Obama should be allowed to exercise his constitutional obligation to fill the seat vacated by the death of the late Antonin Scalia.

Most Americans Disagree With Their Congressional Representative On Climate Change
Climate Progress // Kristen Ellingboe and Ryan Koronowski

According to new research from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, more than six in ten Americans are represented by someone in Congress who denies the reality of climate change.

Obama Finds Common Cause on Climate Change With Canada's Trudeau
Bloomberg // Justin Sink, Josh Wingrove, and Jennifer A Dlouhy

On Thursday the U.S. and Canada issued a joint statement agreeing to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas by as much as 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

90 Times Senators On The Judiciary Committee Demanded A Vote On Judicial Nominees
Medium // CAP Action

Before the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, Grassley, along with his fellow Republican committee members, have passionately insisted that senators have a constitutional obligation to "advise and consent" on a presidential nominee through an up-or-down vote.

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