Here you’ll find the latest news coverage as well as the letters to the editor placed by our incredible supporters. If your letter to the editor has been published, send a note to with the subject “Letter to the Editor” and we’ll gladly add a link to it!

Defend Our Future in the News

80+ House and Senate Democrats urge inclusion of civilian climate corps in final reconciliation deal
Rep. Judy Chu Introduces Legislation to Create a National Climate Service Corps
National Environmental Groups Push for Passage of For the People Act
Rep. Castor Attending Tonight’s Historic Presidential Address, Announces Virtual Guest
Leger Fernández Introduces Bold Legislation to Clean Up Orphaned Wells, Reduce Methane Pollution and Create Jobs
Statement on the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Report
39 Diverse Groups Launch Coalition For Clean Energy and Healthy Communities
Statement on the Killing of George Floyd
Statement on Trump administration rollbacks during the coronavirus crisis
Statement on House passage of HR 9
Letter to Speaker Pelosi calling for urgent action on climate change


Grist, School or be schooled: How Gen Z is mentoring their elders on climate action
NSM Today, UCF Student Government hosts sustainability panel
The Round Up, Get to know NMSU’s Defend Our Future chapter


Common Dreams, Biden Already Facing Pressure to Tackle Backlog of ‘Unfunded’ Toxic Waste Sites Threatened by Climate Crisis
Dateline (UHD), Gators defend our coffee
Common Dreams, ‘This Is What a Climate Crisis Looks Like’: Fires Have Now Burned Record 2 Million Acres in California This Year
Yes! Weekly, The UNCG women who want to ‘Defend Our Future’
Grist, Ohio’s governor listened to the science on coronavirus. Why not climate change?
Arizona Wildcat Daily, A year of protests and movements
The Round Up, NMSU’s Defend Our Future hosts virtual Earth Day events

Letters to the Editor


Orlando Sentinel, Fight climate crisis with same passion as COVID-19
TC Palm, Climate change threatens our economy, health and our kids’ future
Orlando Weekly, A Civilian Climate Corps would serve many needs
Des Moines Register, We can save the planet but must act now, The time is right to ‘green’ our cities with climate-friendly transportation options
The Baltimore Sun, Biden seeks to move economy in the right direction
Des Moines Register, Biden has the right idea
TC Palm, Replacing diesel school buses with electric buses is good for kids’ health
Orlando Sentinel, Clean-energy jobs are key to recovery
Des Moines Register, Building on Biden’s strong start with climate action
The Daily Progress, Letter: Biden’s climate plan will benefit Virginia


The Baltimore Sun, Time to act on climate change
Yes Weekly, The educated youth
The Pueblo Chieftain, We need to rebuild our communities


Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Proposed national budget
Kingman Daily Miner, Letter to Rep. Tom O’Halleran
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Clean air and water are our rights
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Trump’s budget
Kingman Daily Miner, We need better policies regarding Colorado River water
Wheaton Business Journal, Students want health protected from climate change
Boulder Weekly, On EPA budget cuts
Boulder Weekly, Action on climate change
Havasu News, Trump’s budget cuts the EPA
Havasu News, Kate Rogers: McSally and climate change
The Express, Wheeler a disaster for U.S. EPA
Bucks County Courier Times, Young voters to hold Fitzpatrick accountable on climate issues
The Morning Call, Andrew Wheeler is a bad choice for EPA administrator
Kingman Daily Miner, Work on climate change must be a priority
Tribune Chronicle, Stop administration from MATS rollback
Journal-Advocate, Climate crisis hearings
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Climate change is the biggest threat we face
The Gazette, Erratic weather conditions
Kingman Daily Miner, EPA is going to let more mercury be emitted
Akron Beacon Journal, Take action on climate
The Columbus Dispatch, Wheeler is troubling choice to lead EPA
Lima Ohio, Don’t allow mercury pollution
Kingman Daily Miner, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Times Call, Morgan Brown: Wheeler at helm of EPA is bad for Americans
Boulder Daily Camera, Sarah Winebrenner: Andrew Wheeler’s poison plan
Aspen Daily News, The future looks cloudy