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Past articles by David:

A ‘Polluter Pays’ Tax in Infrastructure Plan Could Jump-Start Languishing Cleanups at Superfund Sites

Toxic Superfund sites vulnerable to flooding, hurricanes and wildfires driven by climate change should be prioritized for cleanup with funds from a tax on polluting industries reinstated in the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan approved by Congress last month, two environmental watchdog organizations urge in a new report. The number of unfunded Superfund sites awaiting […] → Read More

Battered, Flooded and Submerged: Many Superfund Sites are Dangerously Threatened by Climate Change

The Obama administration directed the EPA to focus on climate-related threats. Now, the Trump administration refuses to even use the word. → Read More

Text: Joe Biden on Climate Change, ‘a Global Crisis That Requires American Leadership’

“With every bout with nature’s fury, caused by our own inaction on climate change, more Americans see and feel the devastation … It is happening everywhere." → Read More

Decades of Science Denial Related to Climate Change Has Led to Denial of the Coronavirus Pandemic

After the fossil fuel industry spent hundreds of millions of dollars undermining climate science, it’s easy to see how epidemiology came next. → Read More

Trump’s Move to Suspend Enforcement of Environmental Laws is a Lifeline to the Oil Industry

The American Petroleum Institute sought the EPA’s help for companies hurt by COVID-19. One former EPA official called the suspension “an open license to pollute." → Read More

Honolulu Sues Petroleum Companies For Climate Change Damages to City

The city’s lawsuit cites the industry’s concealing of science that predicted catastrophic consequences for the continued burning of fossil fuels. → Read More

Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dept. Working Closely with Oil Industry to Oppose Climate Lawsuits

DOJ attorneys describe working with industry lawyers as a ‘team,’ raising questions about whether government was representing the American people. → Read More

U.S. Military Precariously Unprepared for Climate Threats, War College & Retired Brass Warn

National security and service members' lives are at stake, and working under a president who rejects science and ignores climate risks isn’t helping. → Read More

We’re Investigating Heat Deaths and Illnesses in the Military. Tell Us Your Story.

InsideClimate News and NBC News spent the past nine months probing the threat that rising heat poses to U.S. military personnel and, by extension, the nation's national security. We found a series of preventable heat deaths and a surge in cases of heat illnesses. Overall, we discovered an uneven response to a growing problem as the military wrestles with how to train in increasingly sweltering… → Read More

U.S. Soldiers Falling Ill, Dying in the Heat as Climate Warms

At least 17 service members have died from heat illnesses in the past decade, and the rise in heat stress injuries suggests the military isn't prepared for worse. → Read More

Kamala Harris on Climate Change: Where the Candidate Stands

How do the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls compare on their climate history and promises to solve the crisis? ICN is analyzing their records. → Read More

Investors Worried About Climate Change Run Into New SEC Roadblocks

The Securities & Exchange Commission has more Trump appointees now, and energy and utility companies see an ally as they argue shareholder resolutions ‘micromanage’. → Read More

Investors Worried About Climate Change Run Into New SEC Roadblocks

The Securities & Exchange Commission has more Trump appointees now, and energy and utility companies see an ally as they argue shareholder resolutions ‘micromanage’. → Read More

Crab Fishermen Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Climate Change Damage

The lawsuit by the largest West Coast commercial fishing association seeks to hold 30 companies accountable for harming shellfish and livelihoods as the ocean warms. → Read More

New York AG Sues Exxon, says Oil Giant Defrauded Investors Over Climate Change

The state's lawsuit follows a three-year climate fraud investigation that Exxon had been fighting to get the courts to shut down. → Read More

New York AG: Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation Nearing End

At a hearing to force the oil giant to turn over more records, the attorney general’s office said it had found 'smoking guns’ suggesting Exxon misled investors. → Read More

Baltimore Sues 26 Fossil Fuels Companies Over Climate Change

The city’s waterfront revitalization has become a model for urban development, but sea level rise and extreme weather are putting its future at risk. → Read More

Judge Dismisses New York City Climate Lawsuit Against 5 Oil Giants

New York City sought to hold the industry responsible for the costs of adapting to sea level rise and increasing heat. Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will appeal. → Read More

This Tiny California Beach Town Is Suing Big Oil. It Sees This as a Fight for Survival.

Imperial Beach can't afford seawalls, so it's trying to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change as sea level rises and saltwater creeps in. → Read More

Exxon’s Sitting on Key Records Subpoenaed in Climate Fraud Investigation, N.Y. Says

New York's new attorney general isn't letting up on the oil giant. Investigators want to know if it misled investors and the public about climate change. → Read More