Talk:Climate change policy of the United States

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Adding to the page[edit]

For a class assignment, a group of about three including myself would like to add some information to this page to update it and edit it so it doesn't have any of its current issues (as indicated by the banner). We want to add information about the Trump Administration and a climate justice section. So far here are some of the sources I have accumulated to help with this undertaking: 1. Climate Change Justice [1] 2. The EPA website on climate change 3.

If anyone has any suggestions of places to start looking for sources or just feedback in general, let me know!

Hpw27 (talk) 00:56, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ Posner, Eric A.; Sunstein, Cass R. "Climate Change Justice." Georgetown Law Journal 96.5 (2008): 1565-1612


Lack of Content for the Last Section[edit]

Position of political parties and other political organizations will be a strong section to integrate the theme about US's climate change policy. I will add more details about American political parties and other interest groups to this section. --Jingwu1104 (talk) 09:30, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Climate Justice Policy section flagged[edit]

Can someone explain to me why this section has been flagged? I might be able to fix it if I knew what was wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Berkeley17 (talkcontribs) 02:42, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

May add undue weight to certain aspects and potentially advocates what may be fringe and/or biased positions; content is also contributed by participants with stated bias and conflict of interest within subject area. Also humbly requested 'Berkeley Environmental Justice' class project participants avoid contributing content related to the Trump Administration (or similar) per BLP-violating statements from Instructor on the course page. -- dsprc [talk] 03:05, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
Participants may also wish to review WP:COI since outcomes of that course may depend on inclusion of potentially undue and biased material. -- dsprc [talk] 04:12, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dsprc - You mentioned that my 85th reference didn't include the information I was sighting, however, I double checked and it is on the first page of the article. The first statement I make is mentioned at the end of the first column and the second statement is mentioned in the middle of the second column (on the first page).Thanks for your help!Berkeley17 (talk) 16:49, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
Please thread and indent replies: WP:Indentation.
85th has probably rolled off to another location by now but, if one is referring to the source, the hyperlink is to the home-page and not a particular article. Source itself may not be reliable but, that's another matter entirely. If that is not the source in question, please do provide the one we're to discuss. -- dsprc [talk] 00:11, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Parties, sourcing, other bits[edit]

@Berkeley17, Hpw27, and Jingwu1104: do we have a better source for the Green Party? I'm comfortable citing policy documents on their Web site but would also like to have a third-party source corroborating, if at all possible. Greens' section is a bit wordy and may require condensing as well.

I've also followed Jingwu1104's contribution of Greens, and added two skeleton-sections for the other major U.S. political parties we could expand upon. Maybe will need to be updated over time, so we should discuss how to best structure it as to require the least future maintenance. I propose inclusion criteria of this section be limited to major parties with significant ballot access. (there exist other WikiProjects' inclusion criteria we can lean upon for determining "major" and "significant".)

Climate Justice section still may be undue, but we can work on integrating that in due time. (no pun!)

Also: I know the cleanup process can be frustrating and annoying, but please don't let it deter you from making contributions and collaborating to build better articles. -- dsprc [talk] 00:53, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Policies of Tribal governments and indigenous peoples are also underrepresented here; likewise those of U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, American Samoa and so forth. -- dsprc [talk] 01:53, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for following my contributions. I will do my best to update the latest content as I can especially from the most recent 2016 platform. I also saw someone added more subsections but just the tiles of "the Constitution Party" and "the Libertarian Party". Since climate change policy is an ongoing issue, I will keep my updates and further improve my subsections. I will also ensure my contributions not to touch wiki's gray areas which advocate a neutral and objective environment for every writer.Jingwu1104 (talk) 05:34, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Two parties were lifted from {{United States political parties}}; that template states the given parties are: "Recognized as a major national party by the FEC". Original rationale was LP being orders of magnitude larger than GP and threw in Constitution for completeness, per template.
What of the idea to include positions of Tribal nations? I'm inclined to include them, but unsure how to cleanly integrate given the sheer volume of (recognized) Tribes. Any feedback in that regard is most welcome. -- dsprc [talk] 00:00, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Talking about the Trump Admin in this article[edit]

It was mentioned in the edits of this article that the Trump section should no longer be added to because it might violate the wiki BLP guidelines. I read through these guidelines, and from my understanding all it is saying is to be extra sensitive when discussing current events/people who are alive. Due to the nature of this project, discussing Trump is a key part of it, but I would love to get some feedback from the community on how to properly discuss this while being unbiased and following all the wikipedia guidelines. Hpw27 (talk) 16:59, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

As some of us have told your instructor, the mission of this class to sound the alarm in the face of imminent changes by the Trump administration runs counter to the mission of Wikipedia and violates WP:NOT (which says what WP is, and what it is not - kind of guidestar policy) in a few ways (WP:NOTADVOCACY and WP:NOTNEWS). Sorry you are stuck in the middle of that. Jytdog (talk) 23:51, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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