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U.S. Climate Hawks Form New Super PAC

Climate hawks in the United States have formed a new Super PAC (Political Action Committee) to endorse Congressional candidates who support strong action on climate change. “Every big legislative victory requires lawmakers who will publicly argue for an issue and aggressively push legislation,” Adler explains. Formed to counter Democrats’ timidity on climate change, Climate Hawks Vote developed a scoring system to measure Democratic legislators’ commitment, said founder and Executive Director R.L. Miller. “We’re trusting them to vote as a bloc but they’re not leading on this issue,” he told Grist. “We need to measure public engagement.”