Big Oil’s Free Ride

Big Oil’s Free Ride

Over Memorial Day weekend, tens of millions of Americans will take road trips, emptying their wallets at the pump. The oil industry hardly needs the boost this year. Just in the first quarter of 2011, oil companies posted billions of dollars in profits. They’re...

An Unprecedented Attack from Polluters

As a new mother, it breaks my heart when I hear stories from parents who are struggling with their kids’ health problems. I know parents who live in fear of their child’s next asthma attack. Some can’t even let their kids play outside when local air...

Monumental Wilderness

Environmentalists are ready to defend our country’s coastlines and wild places from a new Congress with the same old energy policy: Drill, baby, drill. Despite the lessons of the BP oil disaster, the Republicans who will soon control a House of Representatives...

Strong Federal Safeguards Needed for Coal Ash

When Paul Kysel moved to Pines, Indiana, in 1990, he had no idea he would soon become part of a years-long battle over his community’s public and environmental health. Kysel and his family didn’t know it when they moved in, but their house was only a mile...

After the BP Oil Disaster

I have been to the Gulf Coast several times since the BP oil disaster started. I’ve spoken with affected residents, and I’ve taken boat tours to see the tragic images of oil-soaked birds and wetlands up close. Each time I go, everything seems to hit me...