A legacy of the new deal, electric cooperatives struggle to democratize and make a green transition

An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.

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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.

Paul Krugman: Et Tu, Ted? Why deregulation failed

Even Senator Cruz realizes kilowatt-hours aren’t like avocados.

Deb Haaland, nominated to be the first Native American cabinet secretary, faces GOP opposition

Republicans have called Haaland radical over her support for the Green New Deal. But her views align neatly with President Biden’s climate plan.

Naomi Klein: Why Texas Republicans fear the Green New Deal

Small government is no match for a crisis born of the state’s twin addictions to market fixes and fossil fuels.

Traci Morris: 'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior

If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.

GOP opposition to Haaland as interior secretary grows

The New Mexico congresswoman still almost certainly has the votes.

Joe Biden’s plans to combat climate crisis have – predictably – provoked GOP backlash

Republican attacks, amplified by Fox News, have been met with a planned response from climate envoy John Kerry.

Biden's climate executive orders are a mini-Green New Deal

Imagine a deployment of federal investments to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from various sectors including electricity, transportation, and agriculture, with the goal of creating millions of jobs and an eye on correcting environmental injustices in the process.

Can you trust a pro-beef professor? It's complicated

Food industry funding can influence how research questions are asked. Critics contend the results can confuse consumers.

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.

Climate groups begin vying for power in Biden era

As the BlueGreen Alliance gears up for a big staff expansion, debates around carbon capture, natural gas, and nuclear energy resurface.

Michael Mann: The president needs to hit the ground running on climate

The first 100 days of the presidency could help determine the state of our planet's climate for the next 10,000 years.

Will Senate wins unlock Biden's 100% clean energy agenda?

Democratic control of the U.S. Senate gives a huge boost to President-elect Joe Biden's clean energy plans. But the narrow majority may not advance his aggressive proposal to zero out power sector carbon emissions by 2035.
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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 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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