Blog & Publications

The Climate Cabinet Scorecard - full Report

The first national scorecard to hold state legislators accountable for their votes on important climate and environmental justice legislation.

Press Release: Arizona Climate slate primary results

Candidates focused on reducing energy costs in Arizona win respective primaries.

Press Release: STATEMENT ON FEDERAL clean energy impasse

We're sad and angry, but not out of hope. No single bill could stop the climate crisis, and there is a path forward: the states.

Corruption Watch in Georgia 

Frightened Incumbents Pull Out All the Stops To Bar Clean Energy and Consumer Advocate Patty Durand from the Georgia PSC Race

Climate Slate candidates are showing up for LGBTQ+ rights

Our Climate Slate candidates are fantastic champions for climate action and environmental justice. But that’s not all. 

$2.8M+ of dark money flows into South Texas Race

Climate Slate candidate met with deluge of sketchy money


Candidates Focused on Reducing Energy Costs Win Respective North Carolina Primary Elections 

Climate and Democracy

Here are a few examples of the intersections between climate action and democracy in some of our priority states. 

Arizona Commissioners Say "No" to New Gas-Fired Power Plant

Yet again, elections matter for climate and justice. On Tuesday, Arizona Climate Slate champ voted down expanding a fossil gas plant.

Climate Slate Victory in Missouri!

Last night, voters in Columbia, Missouri elected two Climate Slate champions!

Shenanigans in Georgia

Climate Slate candidate Patty Durand has had to deal with some last minute shenanigans from the state legislature to derail her campaign.

Climate Slate Update

Did you see? This week, we added more climate and environmental justice champions to the Climate Slate. 

Virginia’s 2022 Legislative Session Wrap Up

This session marked the first under the new Glenn Youngkin administration, combined with new Republican control over the House of Delegates.

How Public Power Advocates Helped Win a Major Victory in Rural America

Hard work by environmentalists has helped turn low-turnout utility board elections into a vehicle for change in Nebraska

Texas Primary recap

The unofficial results from the March 1 Texas Primary are in, and we are incredibly proud of our Climate Slate and endorsed candidates! Read the highlights. 

Identifying key districts after redistricting: North Carolina spotlight

With over 6,000 state legislative seats up for election this November, we must determine which of these races to prioritize for the greatest climate impact. 

What can states do on climate?

Here's a primer on the many different ways states can step up as climate leaders.

Press release: Press Release: CLIMATE CABINET LAUNCHES 2022 CLIMATE SLATE 

Today, Climate Cabinet PAC made their first endorsements of the 2022 election cycle and announced the Climate Slate

High Stakes for Defending Climate Wins in Virginia 

Legislative Director Blair St. Ledger-Olson reflects on the nomination of Trump EPA-appointee Andrew Wheeler as Virginia Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources.

Is the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act a Climate Bill?

The states will decide.

2021 Candidate Engagement: Program Recap

Our candidate engagement program helps candidates make climate change a bigger part of their campaign - in a way that will help them win.

Clean, equitable jobs for illinois

Deputy Director Emma Fisher reflects on the Clean & Equitable Jobs Act, newly passed in her home state of Illinois.

Virginia climate slate winners

At Least Two Climate Slate Candidates Reelected to the Virginia House of Delegates

Not all democrats are climate heroes

Democrats are overwhelmingly better than Republicans when it comes to voting for climate action. But in the face of the climate crisis, being better than a Republican isn’t good enough. 

Comparing scores across states: not apples to apples

Climate Cabinet Scores should be considered within the context of each individual state. In this blog, we explain why -- and then invite you to dive into the data!


The Climate Cabinet Scorecard is the first national tool to hold state legislators accountable for their votes on important climate legislation.

Climate cabinet scorecard: Methodology

Read more about the methodology of the Climate Cabinet Scorecard.

Climate battleground: the states

We probably sound like a broken record: we can’t tackle climate change without state leadership. State legislatures are the under-appreciated battlegrounds for our future.

The power states hold: Scorecard preview

Intern Emma Buday spent her summer diving into climate bills. Here’s what she learned about the power of state legislatures.

Teaser: why we need scorecards

We need a national climate scorecard for state legislators. Here’s why.

Climate is a Justice issue: View from Virginia

We need to address climate change and social justice hand-in-hand. Here’s a view from Virginia.

Virginia climate slate

Help us defend Virginia’s pro-climate legislative majority 

Election Data is Climate Data

Join us as we dive into the data at the intersection of climate change and electoral politics.

Climate Cabinet Action: 2020 Election Recap

Climate is finally a winning political issue — but the top of the ticket failed to drive downballot Democratic success in this election.

The divided states of climate action

A Data Dive On How U.S. State Legislators Are Dealing With The Climate Crisis (Or Not)