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Buying our representatives – Wall St Environmentalist campaign spending on midterms to see huge jump this year

earthjustice $upereco-manLeague of Conservation Voters $25 million- Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund PAC $4 million- Environmental Defense Action Fund 1 Million- Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action Committee Mega$$  – The spending will be largely devoted to key Senate races but will also go to a handful of gubernatorial and state legislative contests. The increased funding reflects the growing role of environmentalists as political money players. Read the rest here 09:04

Why are so many white men trying to save the planet without the rest of us?

superecomanJust the other day, the National Wildlife Federation announced its new president – a white male “whiz kid”. Last month, the Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore, replaced its female chief executive with a white man. Last November, the National Parks and Conservation Association replaced its veteran leader with another white male. The Union of Concerned Scientists is due to announce its new leader as early as next week. Spoiler alert: it’s not going to be a woman. Read more here  10:53

Two environmental groups to create political alliance for political influence

supereco manTwo major environmental groups will announce Monday that they are creating an alliance between their two political action arms, in an effort to expand their influence on national policymakers. The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund are starting LeadingGreen, a collaboration that will steer donations to federal candidates and enlist the help of major donors in lobbying elected officials. Read more here 12:09