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jcitybone

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-steyer/big-donor-steyers-presidential-run-could-deny-millions-to-other-democratic-races-idUSKCN1UE147?utm_source=reddit.com

“Every dollar he spends on himself is a dollar that’s not going into something that can make a difference,” said California Democratic campaign consultant Steven Maviglio, who worked with Steyer in 2010 to defeat a ballot measure aimed at weakening the state’s greenhouse gas emissions law.

Democrats face high stakes in November 2020 to defeat Republican President Donald Trump, hold on to their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and pick up seats in the Senate.

The money Steyer plans to spend on his own campaign could fund five Senate elections, which the Center for Responsive Politics says cost $19.4 million apiece to win in 2016.

“The influence he is going to have on the campaign is probably to rob candidates farther down the ballot of the ability to raise the kind of money they need,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a retired University of Southern California public policy professor.

orlbucfan

Steyer can stick it where the sun won’t shine!

jcitybone

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/donald-trump-fossil-fuels-emissions-public-land-eu-a9008711.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Donald Trump’s administration may produce more emissions from oil and gas leases on public land and waters than the EU contributes in an entire year, according to a new report.

The US government has offered 378 million acres of public land for oil and gas leases since Trump became president to April this year, according to a report by The Wilderness Society. This is more than any previous administration.

This could result in the emission of between 854 million and 4.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, depending on how much companies choose to pursue. EU member states produce around 4 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Don midwest
Don midwest

native Americans lost their land to the colonialists

and also black land loss

Kicked Off the Land: Why so many black families are losing their property.

One of the dilapidated structures on the contested property. A group of economists and statisticians recently calculated that, since 1910, black families have been stripped of hundreds of billions of dollars because of lost land. Nathan Rosenberg, a lawyer and a researcher in the group, said, “If you want to understand wealth and inequality in this country, you have to understand black land loss.”

Many assume that not having a will keeps land in the family. In reality, it jeopardizes ownership. David Dietrich, a former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Property Preservation Task Force, has called heirs’ property “the worst problem you never heard of.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized it as “the leading cause of Black involuntary land loss.” Heirs’ property is estimated to make up more than a third of Southern black-owned land—3.5 million acres, worth more than twenty-eight billion dollars. These landowners are vulnerable to laws and loopholes that allow speculators and developers to acquire their property. Black families watch as their land is auctioned on courthouse steps or forced into a sale against their will.

Between 1910 and 1997, African-Americans lost about ninety per cent of their farmland. This problem is a major contributor to America’s racial wealth gap; the median wealth among black families is about a tenth that of white families. Now, as reparations have become a subject of national debate, the issue of black land loss is receiving renewed attention. A group of economists and statisticians recently calculated that, since 1910, black families have been stripped of hundreds of billions of dollars because of lost land. Nathan Rosenberg, a lawyer and a researcher in the group, told me, “If you want to understand wealth and inequality in this country, you have to understand black land loss.”

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