Johanna Neumann: Fossil fuel dependence at fault for Texas freeze, energy disaster

A cleaner, safer, more resilient energy system is possible. With smart planning and decisions, we can make it a reality.

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What 2020’s bizarre economy taught us about climate change

U.S. carbon pollution hasn't been this low in decades—that's the bad news.

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Climate

Trump's energy plan will cost the nation trillions

To anyone following the U.S. presidential race, it's no surprise that Biden and Trump sit at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to their future visions for energy in America

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David F. Coursen: EPA's birthday gift to America? More pollution

The blueprint for a Trump-Wheeler EPA budget includes wholesale and massive cuts across the board to EPA and state programs, with the worst cuts to programs that advance environmental justice.
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Climate

Carolyn Kissane: What Trump got wrong by pushing coal

During Trump’s presidency, the U.S. has remained the world’s premiere oil and gas producer. But coal has continued to struggle.
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Toxics

Howie Hawkins goes national

A perennial candidate in New York is now running for president on the Green Party line.
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Mississippi set to become the 13th state to criminalize fossil fuel protest

A bill intended to have a chilling effect threatens seven years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them.
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Climate

Yet another state quietly moves to criminalize fossil fuel protests amid coronavirus

In March, Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia passed laws restricting pipeline protests. Alabama is poised to become the fourth.
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The oil execs on Trump's 'opening the country council are major GOP donors

The 12-member energy panel includes eight fossil fuel executives who have donated $4.2 million to Republican candidates and PACs since June 2016.
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Coal mining continues during coronavirus pandemic. Experts say that puts miners’ health at risk

Because of the nature of the work and the significant incidence of lung damage from years of exposure to coal dust, silica and diesel exhaust, coal miners may be especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, medical researchers say.

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Cheap gas imperils climate fight by undercutting wind and solar

Record-low gas prices are making the move to green power grids a lot harder.

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The Guardian stops accepting ads from fossil fuel companies over climate change

The Guardian announced Wednesday that it will no longer accept advertising from fossil fuel companies, citing the industry’s “decades-long effort” to prevent climate action.
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Al Gore: The Davos Interview

At 71, the former vice president is still fighting the good fight.

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Inslee, environmentalists want more aggressive action toward reducing greenhouse gases

The Washington Legislature's 2019 session was momentous, but there's still work to be done, which is why the legislature is going into their 2020 session with four priorities: clean fuels, climate limits, plastic bags and orcas.

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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: 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 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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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