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Category: Environment

A Carbon Tax With Legs

by Charles Komanoff | Aug 10, 2017 | Environment, Politics

For years, carbon tax advocates scoffed at the notion that Exxon-Mobil would back a tax on climate-damaging carbon pollution. We saw through the vague hypotheticals in which the oil giant cloaked its occasional expressions of support. Rather than invest political muscle in carbon tax legislation, Exxon for decades funded a network of deception that blocked […]

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Yucca Mountain

Rick Perry Considers Permanent Site for Nuclear Waste

by Lou Dubose | Jul 13, 2017 | Environment

On the last day of May, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Rick Perry. It was the second lawsuit Paxton filed against the energy secretary and former Texas governor in three months. Perry is one of a half-dozen defendants named in the two filings at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as Paxton attempts […]

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Event: Mobilizing to Defeat Climate Change

by Washington Spectator | Sep 9, 2016 | Environment, Politics

Photo Credit: Azeem Azeez   Join the New Republic and three of our nation’s leading environmental activists, Bill McKibben, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., and Elizabeth Yeampierre for a critical public conversation on climate change, its social, political, and biological impact and what can be done now to arrest and where possible reverse its deadly progress. Writer […]

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Sentimental Journeys

by Alyssa Battistoni | Jul 27, 2016 | Environment, Politics

Asian Development Bank   Climate change happens slowly. It’s technical and complicated—frankly, it’s boring. That is to say, it’s ideally suited for documentaries. It’s not a coincidence that the event most frequently cited as the beginning of popular climate consciousness was not a riot à la Stonewall, but the 2006 release of An Inconvenient Truth, […]

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An Invisible Epidemic

by Janette Sherman and Joseph Mangano | Feb 4, 2016 | Environment, Politics

Photo Credit: Tobin  Is it possible for an epidemic to be invisible? Since 1991 the annual number of newly documented cases of thyroid cancer in the United States has skyrocketed from 12,400 to 62,450. It’s now the seventh most common type of cancer. Relatively little attention is paid to the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland that wraps around […]

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