July 1, 2017: Trump and Pruitt Are the Biggest Threat to the EPA in Its 47 Years of Existence (C. Sellers)

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Vox, July 1, 2017 It’s been quite a week for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Thursday, we learned — thanks to reports in Climatewire and the New York Times — that he met with coal executives and lobbyists at a meeting of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity and promised them “red team, blue team” exercises to evaluate climate […]

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June 19, 2017: The EPA under siege (C. Sellers)

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EDGI, June 19, 2017 The EPA Under Siege is the first part of a multipart series on the early days of the Trump administration. In this series, EDGI authors systematically investigate historical precedents for Trump’s attack on the EPA, consequences for toxic regulation and environmental justice, the influence of the fossil fuel industry on the […]

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June 7, 2017: How Republicans Came to Embrace Anti-Environmentalism (C. Sellers)

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Vox, June 7, 2017 That screeching sound you heard last week was the sound of President Donald Trump making a U-turn on the environment, pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord. What a difference a year and an election have made. A year ago, the US was making notable progress on some of our […]

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December 7, 2016: Will the Next Deepwater Horizon Be in Mexico? (C. Sellers)

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New York Times, December 7, 2016 On Dec. 5, Mexico’s Energy Ministry began auctioning off the crown jewels of its oil reserves, deepwater tracts that, along with those for fracking, are supposed to set off an oil-and-gas rush south of the border. The auctions are a result of a 2013 law that opened the country’s oil […]

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November 11, 2016: Book Review, Slaves of the State: Prison Uprisings and the Legacy of Attica (R. Chase)

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The Boston Review ROBERT CHASE Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Heather Ann Thompson Pantheon, $35 (cloth) In September a national network of incarcerated Americans conducted the first-ever coordinated prison strike against U.S. prison labor. The strike’s manifesto, “ Call to Action Against Slavery in America,” declares, “We will […]

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