George Ochenski: Letting corporate polluters off the hook a losing game for Montana

The old adage says "the once burnt child fears the fire" - but when it comes to letting corporate polluters off the hook cheap, it looks like Montanans are going to get burned yet again.

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Brendan Boyle and Jacquelyn Bonomo: Manufacturing decline and climate change both threaten Philadelphia

Over the past 20 years, more than 600 Philadelphia manufacturers have closed or moved out of the city—a faster rate of decline than experienced across the country.

Thom Hartmann: One of them has to go - the GOP or America as we know it

Corrupt Texas Governor Greg Abbott is the poster child for corrupt Republicans' sellout to the fossil fuel industry. And the consequence of that will almost certainly kill hundreds of Texans this summer.

Big Oil wants you to believe a tanker full of fossil fuel can be "carbon neutral"

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Will California keep the lights on when Diablo Canyon shuts down?

California faces the challenge of weaning itself from nuclear power, without jeopardizing the reliability of our electric grid, and without triggering an increase in emissions from fossil fuel power sources.

With seas rising, stalled research budgets must also rise

From 1900 to 2000, the ocean along the U.S. East Coast rose at twice the annual rate of the pace in the previous 19 centuries, according to a recent study from Rutgers University.


Cathy Whitlock: Montana's WSAs must be part of climate-smart conservation

Montana's Constitution, ratified in 1972, guarantees the right to "a clean and healthful environment for present and future generations." That aspiration requires a clear-eyed understanding of the environmental and social-economic challenges posed by climate change.

Phil Lord, Colleen McCauley: Flint water crisis indictments are a reminder of Pa.’s failure to protect children from lead poisoning

Despite Philadelphia law to step up lead remediation, children and taxpayers are still suffering the pain and paying the costs.

Edward C. Ketyer: Joe Biden’s executive order on oil and gas drilling does little to protect health in Pennsylvania

Rather than wait on slow federal actions, Pennsylvania must leave fracking behind by ending it immediately and moving on to a cleaner, healthier, sustainable future.


Belguun Bat-Erdene: The climate crisis needs feminism

If the Biden/Harris Administration is truly committed to taking bold actions, they must prioritize women's leadership and adopt a feminist climate justice agenda that offers transformative, expansive, and holistic solutions.

Megan McDonough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman should stand with East Pittsburgh against fracking

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has leaned heavily on his working-class Mon Valley roots to raise his national profile, becoming a cable news star during the aftermath of the presidential election. But while he is soaking up the national spotlight, environmental injustice threatens the former Braddock mayor's hometown, leaving many residents asking: Will he show up and stand with the community?

Ricardo Salvador: Dear secretary of Agriculture, this is your chance

Despite concerns from many corners, there is a roadmap to progress at USDA.

David Masur: Climate change, environment could break Pennsylvania’s partisan gridlock

The Pennsylvania General Assembly's leadership has been anti-environment - but that can change if the leaders listen to their constituents.

Becca Lucas: 'Kiss the Ground' misses the complexity of climate solutions in the soil

The new Netflix documentary misses the opportunity to explore the diversity of solutions to climate change on the farm.

Kristina Hubbard, Cathleen McClusky: How patents threaten small seed companies

The use of wide-ranging utility patents by a few powerful multinational corporations could make it harder for small companies to breed future crops.
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