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U.S. Senator from #RhodeIsland, the Ocean State🌊. It’s #TimeToWakeUp 🌎. RT≠endorsement.

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So while skepticism of corporate motives is as justified here as ever, we can take these corporate baby steps as si… https://t.co/ZfXCXX0XkXIndeed the warnings of the cost of failure to act are ever more numerous and dire. #ClimateCosts https://t.co/t6u3ADDxXaIt was a pleasure to join @SaveTheBayRI to officially open a new public pier at Fields Point. It’s finally possible… https://t.co/oauOBs02yBOur regulatory agencies have effectively said that because climate risk is hard to measure that it should be reflec… https://t.co/SqvfPStuoh
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseThese companies know well that the economy will do much better with climate action. #ClimateCostsIt is a signal of where the economics are. Addressing climate is obviously a better business case than ignoring it… https://t.co/4qQvpVuqbuAt the same time, big corporations feeling they have to do something is significant. It's a signal of where the pub… https://t.co/iwBj3rkLYHThis is a good overview. @AOC is correct that companies can’t be trusted: many are still funding the more powerful… https://t.co/FoyRQVhLi9Typical polluter-friendly nonsense from @WSJ. Notice what is not mentioned. Right: any cost of harm from climate di… https://t.co/QdwNn3RqA4It was a privilege to join Captain Matthew August's family & the many friends whose lives he touched to dedicate th… https://t.co/WR2viLhfJY
5/20
2019
Where is SEC to examine THAT report? #CarbonBubble https://t.co/3eXbCAVYY1.@exxonmobil, on the other hand, assumes zero EV truck/bus fleet by 2040 (we already know that’s wrong; E-buses dri… https://t.co/bxLIRJqMFAThere is a lot that I would disagree with this GOP congressman about, but clearly his law school taught him well. T… https://t.co/Za3wFMbYap
5/19
2019
When a Texas Republican Senator acknowledges that the days of ignoring climate change are over, that’s another step… https://t.co/fOagGyenOvHere we go. Unlike Arctic, Antarctica is a continent. Melting sea ice diminishes buttress keeping land ice in place… https://t.co/wfdgLMgw5q
5/18
2019
I will always fight to protect Medicare, Social Security, and other programs that our #RhodeIsland seniors rely on.… https://t.co/PQB0dA9AnxCongratulations, Steve, on this #PoliceWeek recognition of your son Conor’s commitment and bravery at Las Vegas mas… https://t.co/5ZLHxlpQ41Congratulations to @davidcicilline on the #EqualityAct’s passage in the House. Proud to be a cosponsor in the Senat… https://t.co/KO1vKQn6kaHe’ll serve out his stooge term, get taken care of by the fossil fuel industry, retire to golf courses & corporate… https://t.co/rjrOC0uJ3kToday marks the 65th anniversary of #BrownvBoard, the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down school segre… https://t.co/6tmmMdrZjqVery good roundup of all there is to do in the best capital city in America. https://t.co/tjvkKtHD2I
5/17
2019
My bipartisan bill with @SenBlumenthal & @LindseyGrahamSC to improve election security just passed in Judiciary Com… https://t.co/00cNsxGC7FJustice Stevens: three top stinker Supreme Court decisions in his time are Heller (guns), Bush v. Gore (Court Repub… https://t.co/oVMjlDssgKMaybe they should send Pruitt’s tab to #ChamberofCarbon to pay, since Pruitt served their fossil-fuel donors so fai… https://t.co/Q7M2G6t9PcThe climate change denial from Republicans is a lonely place. #ClimateCosts are a major threat to our economy and… https://t.co/PYbAOhoXf7
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseTaking bold action to confront the #ClimateCrisis is not just an environmental goal, it is an urgent economic neces… https://t.co/MwAW09jWdr
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseBut most of corporate America takes no interest in climate action in Congress, and many support trade groups like… https://t.co/yyKtfUPJ0EIt is good that these companies are getting involved, joining Danone, Mars, Nestle, Unilever and a few others. https://t.co/zPa5nTp23cCheck out @InfluenceMap's list of the worst lobbying groups on climate. Bottom-of-the-list worst on climate, virtua… https://t.co/gOFWWGPACUGeorge W. Bush's National Economic Council director says China plays @realDonaldTrump as "a 10-out-of-10 narcissist… https://t.co/XKxzRw6Rtq
5/16
2019
I am voting NO on Ninth Circuit nominee Kenneth Lee, another ideological extremist with integrity problems being ha… https://t.co/qkqhOqXdIhI met with the famous Juliana, of the Juliana case in Oregon, which is young people suing to protect their right to… https://t.co/TDXMW9cCTNThere are very real #ClimateCosts for our economy if we don’t take decisive action on climate change now.
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseDisaster-related insurance claims in 2017 were $144 billion — a record high. If we don’t get serious about addres… https://t.co/WurkSo4vXn
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehousehttps://t.co/fijvfzE9Dq.@brianschatz presses Fed regulatory chief Randy Quarles on whether he will commit to consulting with government sc… https://t.co/DJsFFTCkG7
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseThis @exxonmobile chart from 1982 predicted that in 2019 our atmospheric CO2 level would reach about 415 parts per… https://t.co/2yKtSBd5FN
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehousePirate fishermen strip-mining the oceans have a brave and determined adversary in Minister Susi. I like her style! https://t.co/qCM8xvGhp7Freddie Mac’s and other warnings about coastal property values are now echoed in Australia for coastal property val… https://t.co/Z6JZqkOdMoOf course @realDonaldTrump doesn’t understand. What’s astonishing is that Barr pretended not to. Law enforcement kn… https://t.co/c9Hhtx7L91
5/15
2019
Heartland, this is creepiest thing since you compared climate scientists to the Unabomber. Yuk.Looks like dark money groups are now exporting their climate denial & allying with German far right. It takes a lot… https://t.co/euUCIAspq1The reason I’m going after the @USChamber is because they’re the biggest, baddest, worst lobbying & influence group… https://t.co/2qXfOPTWchI am voting NO on Louisiana District Court nominee Wendy Vitter. Her record of promoting junk science as a tool to… https://t.co/4l8DTMIRTbEven the International Monetary Fund—whose primary mission is to prevent financial crises and ensure economic stabi… https://t.co/cO7svMcCSn
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseGlobal warming and extreme weather are bad for business, and denying that reality serves only the narrow interests… https://t.co/6tfejW3oeI
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseCongrats to @AnchorRI MORE founder @JonathanGoyer on receiving the Robert S. Burgess Community Service Award. I’m g… https://t.co/8nb1jntxMjCarbon capture is a key part of a climate safety portfolio, but it has no sustainable revenue proposition and hence… https://t.co/zpb2bSR2ySPeople and flowers at Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. God bless the men and women who protect us. https://t.co/PAFg4kwUptHopefully the Chamber’s evolution and rebuild involves strong and strategic action to tackle climate change. https://t.co/ovD73QovDY
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehouse(•_•) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce <) )╯ / \ \(•_•) ( (> is funded by polluters / \ (•_•)… https://t.co/by0iwqB1d6
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseNow do climate. https://t.co/nr0Ihv56JI
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseI’m with Senator @MartinHeinrich – the #ClimateCosts are destroying our economy and hurting American workers. We… https://t.co/nCKYAvXTFe
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseYou guys still funding climate inaction or nah? https://t.co/n6VlyxjPvo
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseIn. Look out, Big Oil. Cc @idriselba – he knows how these things work. https://t.co/D5hPFqztyX
5/14
2019
Climate change isn’t just an ecological crisis — it’s on the verge of creating an economic catastrophe. This isn’t… https://t.co/t9HtWghyhH
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseVery happy to see Wing Chau formally sworn in (with his kids and BIG family turnout) as new U.S. Marshal. Thanks to… https://t.co/cweSOdDfXgThank you to @JimLangevin & @liveunitedri for spearheading the launch of a statewide cybercrime support & recovery… https://t.co/43jNawH7PwWhen you’re evil in big things, hard not to be evil in small. I wonder if he got anything in ostrich skin. So gla… https://t.co/QVb8VRmvMF
5/13
2019
https://t.co/6mZHrKOV2fMeet Perry Raso, a Rhode Island oyster and produce farmer who has worked with @USDA to protect and expand his opera… https://t.co/KC7QLZUybM
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseHappy #MothersDay! I hope every mom gets the thanks & appreciation that she deserves today. https://t.co/pyWzvmL4sE
5/12
2019
Autumn Williams shared the story of her heroic grandfather, Lt. John Dudley Crouchley, who died in WWII after his p… https://t.co/PDEjsaxlJXWe heard from Wendy Marcus whose 98yo father Stanley Marcus earned during WWII the Czechoslovakian Legion of Merit.… https://t.co/b28nMoLYOTI shared the story of RI’s Ray Haerry who survived Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona. I had the chance to meet… https://t.co/Ikc1wQKX2KI look forward to hosting an annual breakfast for RI veterans & their families every year. It’s a small gesture of… https://t.co/qUcbENbMMZWonderful turnout for veterans’ breakfast. https://t.co/axgg3AhY0TTripAdvisor: #Providence is "one of the best places to live in the United States, ... and a swell place to spend a… https://t.co/ugTX7BCReR"We have to just say, you know, this administration is evil and anybody who is denying climate change is evil." Roc… https://t.co/xwawdaZX9oThe fossil-fuel industry uses dark money to support an armada of phony front groups to propagate its lies, denial a… https://t.co/FQYpk3EcESWhen I sued the lead paint industry it ghost-wrote articles for its lawyers to cite in court, cooked up ten editori… https://t.co/aP4GUrF51VMonsanto PR campaigns attacking independent scientists, ghostwritten publications, deliberate delay of safety proce… https://t.co/9N1xxEKEfn.@exxonmobil directors face shareholder revolt over climate change. Good. As I’ve said, the climate risk report Exx… https://t.co/8SzLqqa5odHonored to present Richard Santamaria, Jr., son of the late Richard Santamaria Sr., with the National Defense Servi… https://t.co/v8ChCZEMI2
5/11
2019
What is not mentioned? Climate. Typical. $582 million in lobbying, in some cases by near-trillion dollar companies… https://t.co/e0bBNTKRZkIt was my pleasure. Thanks for putting together great presentations @360_HighSchool @theresattime https://t.co/5izCVjW785Congratulations to this year’s @cleanwater_ri awardees! The Ocean State is a better place because of your efforts. https://t.co/FN9KblHbZUWhen will the #ChamberOfCarbon start doing what's best for the American people? https://t.co/CeAM2Mh1nr
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseWebsite doesn’t cut it. Test is 1.5C degrees. When you’re serious, we’re ready. #ChamberofCarbonUntil then, just like Big Oil CEOs claiming to support climate while still funding climate denial obstruction front… https://t.co/JszzJy2Z1WAn enthusiastic ⁦@SenWhitehouse⁩ talking about successful environmental litigation & recognizing our own Jerry Elme… https://t.co/jvEXDs5ELi
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseThe closest we ever got to comprehensive climate change legislation was Waxman-Markey in 2009. We passed it in the… https://t.co/89vCWNJT58
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehouse.@USChamber is secretly funded, won’t disclose its donors. Whaddaya bet it’s fossil fuel money that explains all t… https://t.co/BOpitfprlD.@USChamber has been biggest dark money spender in congressional races since 2010; spending over $150 million to el… https://t.co/bqp7Ip7VNWHow CONVEEEEENIENT, when the very fossil-fuel interests he serves are the ones blocking climate action in Congress.… https://t.co/rMpej7bGcMOne of the biggest impediments to progress on climate change has been the pervasive influence of dark money from Bi… https://t.co/NAOVy8oadx
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseAs the indefatigable @SenWhitehouse notes, it’s apparently not enough to shut down climate action in Congress.… https://t.co/zHDpQopv2m
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5/10
2019
Thank you @SenSchumer for calling out the @USChamber for what it really is: a fossil fuel front group.… https://t.co/jlhyA2FWhmWell said, Senator. Nevadans are fortunate to have you here in the Senate. https://t.co/zUeLkf23p0Absolutely. @USChamber is decades late admitting #climatechange is urgent, and continue to obfuscate and distract… https://t.co/Z6SJvksb6H
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehouse @SenWhitehouse @USChamber Climate change isn’t waiting for Republicans to wake up and realize what peril they put A… https://t.co/nhpxmUZdh8
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseAny Member of Congress unwilling to take on climate chaos is failing our children and the generations to come. Don’… https://t.co/ZTxJJ5rVXW
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseWhile the #ChamberofCarbon is suing to block critical clean air protections, the @youthvgov are stepping up for the… https://t.co/iZRGNvBEVy
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseThe @USChamber may sound like an innocent business group, but it spends millions to block any progress on climate c… https://t.co/2XjgY1xhXg
Retweeted by Sheldon WhitehouseAmerica’s largest business lobby should reflect the business consensus that we must act on climate, or fess up and… https://t.co/Rsyj2nouVN"While the bar for American leadership has dropped shockingly low, it's time to demand that our public servants rem… https://t.co/tIH3lb4N8G
Retweeted by Sheldon Whitehouse @USChamber is America’s largest business lobby, dominant in Republican Party. How will we know when @USChamber is s… https://t.co/UXVmiALmTTHappy 71st Independence Day, Israel! Israel is a steadfast & valued ally in a tough neighborhood & we celebrate wit… https://t.co/sMq3UPTEWoIs @USChamber’s new and improved rhetoric just windowdressing to quiet members demanding that it stop blocking clim… https://t.co/g8AJbISRGWThe public is smart enough to know Attorney General Barr tried to mislead Congress and the American people about im… https://t.co/JLA1L2jTdu
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5/9
2019

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