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Talking Points

The commencement of President Obama’s second term has been characterized by an abrupt shift towards climate rhetoric.
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linda mcmahon

Playing Dirty

League of Conservation Voters Highlights Congressional Candidates Who Want to Dismantle Environmental Protections
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Paul Ryan’s Anti-Green Ideology

September 24, 2012 | Stephen Dworkin | 2012 election

As Josh McDaniel’s recent article in E highlighted, the 2012 presidential election poses a major threat to decades of progress the environmental movement has made. Not only were last spring’s…

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The Missing Topic

August 27, 2012 | Stephen Dworkin | 2012 election

A voter perusing the Romney/Ryan campaign website would have a difficult time scrounging up any mention of climate change from among the laudatory praise of “carbon-based energy resources” and…

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Blocking Environmental Progress

April 30, 2012 | Stephen Dworkin |

When New Jersey governor Chris Christie first planted his foot in the way of a proposed train tunnel project designed to relieve traffic congestion along the Hudson River, much of the nation’s…

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rick santorum

The World According to Santorum

March 12, 2012 | Stephen Dworkin | 2012 election

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is perhaps the best example of how far the right wing has fled from scientific reality. At a campaign event in Columbus, Ohio, Santorum attempted to portray…

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Keystone XL and Green Messaging

Talk in the politically active wings of the environmental movement is all about President Obama’s decision last week to reject a plan by TransCanada to build a massive oil pipeline from Canadia’s…

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Rick Perry’s Toxic Energy Policy

November 7, 2011 | Stephen Dworkin | 2012 election, rick perry

With all the talk from GOP presidential candidates about job creation over the past few months, you would think one of them would discuss details of how the U.S. is to ensure its economic future. You…

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Regulations Slow in Coming

September 7, 2011 | Stephen Dworkin |

In June of this year the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated its list of “known carcinogens” to include formaldehyde, a chemical that has been linked to cancer for decades. The…

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Al Gore and the Disappointed Left

On Wednesday Rolling Stone published a 7,000-word essay by former Vice President Al Gore that included 250 words critical of President Obama’s failure to, among other things, “use the bully…

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Stephen Dworkin

Stephen Dworkin Stephen Dworkin is an environmental journalist and a recent graduate of Connecticut College. He lives in Connecticut.