Environment and Health

Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

Gutting Climate Protections Won’t Bring Back Coal Jobs

When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough. "There is such a thing as being too late when it comes to climate change," Obama said. "The science tells us we have to do more."...

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Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan's 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP's so-called "replacement" for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway. Republicans tried to rush it through, but not before the Congressional Budget Office discovered it was...

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The GOP Health Plan Would Make the Opioid Crisis Even Worse

The GOP Health Plan Would Make the Opioid Crisis Even Worse

"We will give people struggling with addiction access to the help they need," Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail in 2016. We’re in the midst of the worst opioid epidemic our country has seen. More people died last year from opioid overdoses than ever before —...

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Magical Thinking on Health Care

Magical Thinking on Health Care

Donald Trump, the amazing wunderkind of global luxury living — and now our nation's phantasmagoric, fast-charging president — is proving to be a legislative magician. In his campaign, Trump's number one promise was that he would "immediately" repeal the entirety of...

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American Hellscape

American Hellscape

In case you were wondering what Republicans have planned for the environment, it's now clear. Some of the ideas aren't new — like mining and logging our national forests. Or giving the green light to controversial oil pipelines like the Dakota Access Pipeline, which...

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Ruling by Chaos

Ruling by Chaos

As Donald Trump was sworn in, my inbox filled up with concerns about the future of the Environmental Protection Agency. Allegedly, scientists were being censored. References to climate change were being erased. But all that was just a warm-up act. Before we could...

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Climate Change Is Now a Local Issue

Climate Change Is Now a Local Issue

It's not often that the physical world changes overnight. On January 20, though, it did. On that day — when Donald Trump was inaugurated — our national efforts to combat the causes of global warming were shelved, leaving Americans on their own to protect themselves...

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