How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

The meat industry is bad for farmers, workers, consumers, animals, and the environment. It should be the next target in Democrats’ antitrust push.
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Biden squeezed between promises to go green and bolster unions

Dems are cranking out bills filled with carrots for developers of zero-emission infrastructure, but with pro-labor strings attached.

Democrats eye climate in big infrastructure push

But a cacophony of competing demands is already threatening to divide Democrats.

‘Now it's coming back to bite them': Democrats see an opening in G.O.P. oversight of Texas grid

As the state reels from power outages, Democrats look to turn the tables on the Republicans who dominate state government.
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New Mexico Democrats continue fight against climate change

New Mexico's efforts to fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be augmented if a State House bill was passed and signed into law.


4 Texas Dems urge Biden to rescind order pausing oil and gas leases

Four Texas Democrats in the U.S. House have come out against President Joe Biden's executive order directing the secretary of the interior to halt new oil and gas leases on federal public lands and waters "to the extent possible."


Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says 'coastal' Green New Deal leaves middle America behind

Bill Peduto wants a green Marshall Plan to create nearly half a million jobs in a region formerly dependent on fossil fuels.

Most Democrats and Republicans think the government should make climate change a priority

A new survey finds broad support among American voters for doing more on climate change.
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Biden swells the ranks of his White House climate team

President-elect Joe Biden added more than a half-dozen climate staffers to his White House team Thursday, drawing from the ranks of green groups, environmental justice advocates and former Democratic administration officials to grow an inner circle that will help him try to slash the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.


Five economic effects from the Democratic sweep in Washington

For the first time in a decade, a Democrat president has both congressional houses on his side—albeit with slim majorities. So what will Biden's economic agenda entail at home and abroad?


Fearing a gubernatorial veto, Democratic leaders vow to rush new climate change bill back to Baker if needed

Should the Legislature move as promised by House Speaker Ronald Mariano and Senate President Karen E. Spilka, it would mark a show of force with speed rarely seen in the Legislature, where officials are often constrained by the sluggish gears of the legislative process.

Our best chance to slow global warming comes in the next nine years

The events of the past few days are shocking in their novelty - the glory of seeing the first Black Democrat ever elected to the Senate from the South, the shame of seeing a President incite a mob to storm the Capitol.


Ossoff and Warnock victories could help Joe Biden pass climate plan

With Democrats poised to take control of both houses of Congress, Biden's opportunities to tackle climate change and other major environmental problems have greatly expanded. But given the closely divided Senate, the question is by how much.

117th Congress opens to new energy, environment fights

The new Congress opened to an uncertain political landscape yesterday, with a tight vote for the House speakership and Senate control still up in the air. It may all lead to a delay and scaling down of President-elect Joe Biden's agenda and Democratic hopes for major climate legislation.

Biden’s choice of Vilsack for U.S.D.A. raises fears for small farmers

Democrats have struggled to win voters in rural America, and critics say the return of Tom Vilsack, a former agriculture secretary, won’t help.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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