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Pennsylvania Is Ready For A Just, Clean-Energy Future

Pennsylvania Is Ready For A Just, Clean-Energy Future

Pennsylvania is ready for a just, clean-energy future. Ever since 1859, when Edwin Drake ushered in the modern era’s addiction to fossil fuels when he struck “rock oil” in Titusville, our state has been at the front lines of the extraction industry’s booms and busts....

Get Ready For Unnatural Disasters

Get Ready For Unnatural Disasters

Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton Donald Trump discusses immigration as if the benefits of residence in the U.S. are a pie. When immigrants get more, the people who were already here get less. In general, that’s not true. When...

All Is Not Lost To Climate Catastrophe

All Is Not Lost To Climate Catastrophe

Reeling from grim news about climate change, I took a break this summer to recharge my own batteries and see if today’s best speculative fiction writers could imagine us into a better future. There is a growing genre of climate science fiction, or “cli-fi,” which...

Trump Needs To Keep His Promise To Superfund

Trump Needs To Keep His Promise To Superfund

“The New York State Commissioner of Health issued an order of evacuation of pregnant women and children under the age of two living in the Love Canal Neighborhood.” That was on August 2, 1978, when the first emergency action was taken to evacuate families from Love...

The Climate Mood Is Grim, Folks

The Climate Mood Is Grim, Folks

I listen to a lot of very heavy Doom Metal music, and let me tell you - it feels a lot more hopeful than what our most insightful climate writers have to say right now.  Their mood is grim, folks. They fear the game of life is up. But there is one thing that unites...

Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, the Ohio River was the most polluted body of water in the nation. Named...

Iowa Farmers Need A Green New Deal

Iowa Farmers Need A Green New Deal

My name is Nick Schutt. I’m a third-generation farmer from Hardin County, Iowa, and here’s why I support the Green New Deal. Factory farms and corporate agribusiness are bad for our planet, bad for our climate, bad for farmers, bad for rural communities, bad for all...

It’s Green and It’s a New Deal

I’m from Lone Tree, Iowa - a town of about 1,300 in the eastern part of our state. Our Senator, Joni Ernst, has attacked the Green New Deal multiple times. She says it’s “radical,” “It will destroy jobs,” “It will hinder our strong ag industry,” and “It’s a far-left...

To Clean Up the Planet, Clean Up Washington

For decades, majorities of Americans have favored swift, meaningful action on climate change. They understand that we must transition away from dirty fuels and toward clean, renewable energy. Yet despite this overwhelming support, Congress has repeatedly failed to...

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