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Activists Confront Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer over Climate Crisis Hypocrisy

HeadlineSep 11, 2023

Here in the U.S., a young activist with Climate Defiance confronted Democratic Congressmember Steny Hoyer at a public event Saturday. Activists accuse the long-standing Maryland lawmaker of paying lip service to combating climate change — even as Hoyer defended fossil fuel subsidies and his campaign received over half a million dollars from fossil energy interests.

Elizabeth: “Steny Hoyer, I’ve come here out of necessity to ask you to please stop taking money from fossil fuel corporations, so that we might have a chance at survival.”

This comes as Phoenix set a record-breaking 55th day of 110+ degree heat Sunday. Meanwhile, in Hawaii, the governor updated the official number of missing people from the Lahaina wildfire to 66. The official death toll remains at 115.

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