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Op-ed: Natural gas vs. renewable energy — beware the latest gas industry talking points

By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.

The natural gas industry is on an aggressive public relations tear to convince Americans that for decades to come, it is the "bridge" between coal and renewable energy.

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Op-ed: The biggest casualty of Trump’s Dorian deceit? Our common bonds

President Trump's lies to corroborate his false claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama caused a destructive gale of its own. With this attack on science, Trump ripped at a thread of our nation's social fabric—the weather.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Action needed to address the US military’s PFAS contamination

There was dead silence at a community meeting last week in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after Nancy Eaton spoke before a panel of top federal health officials planning a study of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination at the former Pease Air Force Base.

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Analysis: As asbestos toll mounts, Trump’s EPA ignores it

Two years ago, President Obama signed a successful bipartisan effort to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).

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Analysis: The new Farm Bill’s pesticide provisions are a sneak attack on the environment

If fish could wail, they would scream over the lethal powers granted to the Environmental Protection Agency in part of the draft Farm Bill recently rolled out by the House Agriculture Committee.

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Environmental justice? Unjust coverage of the Flint water crisis.

A new paper by Derrick Z. Jackson, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (fall 2016), Boston Globe essayist, and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, examines the failure of national media outlets to respond to the Flint water crisis in an urgent manner, as well as biases in coverage.

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Made in America: Trump embracing offshore wind?

In March, the Interior Department auctioned off 122,405 acres of water off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to the Spanish-based Avangrid for $9 million. Avangrid, a division of Iberdrola, beat out three competitors, including Norway's Statoil and Germany wind farm developer wpd offshore Alpha.

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