Alexander C. Kaufman, HuffPost Canada

Alexander C. Kaufman

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Kingston, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Alexander:

Oil Giants Post Historic Losses As COVID-19 Obliterates Demand

But Exxon Mobil and Chevron seek to assure investors the worst is over. → Read More

Virginia’s Utility Kingpin Ends 14-Year CEO Stint Amid Scrutiny Of Record On Race

Dominion Energy chief Thomas Farrell II will remain executive chairman of the utility, which provides electricity and natural gas to customers in eight states. → Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants To Bar Trump From Spending Clean Energy Funds On Dirty Projects

An amendment to the latest spending bill would force the administration to use a specific Energy Department fund for loans to projects that reduce emissi... → Read More

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police

Critics say there's a quid pro quo at work when oil giants, utilities and their banks donate to secretive foundations that support police. → Read More

Virginia's Energy Kingpin Could Finally Face A Reckoning Over Race

Dominion CEO Thomas Farrell's history of railroading Black communities and glorifying the Confederacy is under new scrutiny after the demise of his contr... → Read More

The Model For Joe Biden’s Climate Justice Pledge Is Already Facing Problems

The presidential candidate cited New York's climate law in his latest proposal, but advocates in the state say the justice provision isn't yet working ou... → Read More

Biden Rolls Out Ambitious New Climate Plan, But Stops Short Of Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

The presumptive Democratic nominee cribbed from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Jay Inslee, drawing stark contrasts with President Trump. → Read More

Big Oil’s Fallback Plan Is Falling Flat

But the industry’s political lobbying during the pandemic has been a smashing success. → Read More

Oil And Gas Pipelines Look Like Increasingly Risky Bets

Back-to-back decisions to abandon one pipeline and deactivate another show how vulnerable these projects are, despite the White House’s support. → Read More

Puerto Rico’s Troubled Utility Is A Goldmine For U.S. Contractors

Billions of dollars in contracts have been awarded to politically connected Americans, even as Puerto Ricans suffer electricity outages. → Read More

The South Has Some Of The Nation’s Dirtiest Electricity. Now It’s Seeing A COVID-19 Uptick.

The region is primed for renewable energy. Instead, climate-change-denying utilities are switching from coal to gas. → Read More

The Fed’s Coronavirus Spending On Fossil Fuel Could Dig A $19 Billion Money Pit

The Federal Reserve's bond-buying program is yet another way the government props up an industry that experts say is in decline. → Read More

Mississippi Wants to Criminalize Fossil Fuel Protests

A bill threatens 7 years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them. → Read More

Mississippi Set To Become The 12th State To Criminalize Fossil Fuel Protests

A bill intended to have a chilling effect threatens seven years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them. → Read More

As Coronavirus Bears Down, A Private Equity Deal Haunts A Top Puerto Rican Hospital

The company has an expired loan to “vulture” financiers and a pattern of laying off workers over the last two years. → Read More

EPA said giving polluters a pass protected its workers. Its own union says that’s gaslighting.

Tensions are boiling over as the EPA looks to reopen regional offices. → Read More

As Greens Reckon With Racism, Staff At A Major Group Revolt Over Pro-Trump Board Member

Workers at the World Resources Institute are once again riled over billionaire Stephen Ross' role at the nonprofit. → Read More

Around The World: Black Lives Matter

From Durham, North Carolina, to Tokyo to San Francisco to Berlin, thousands of people took to the streets to protest George Floyd’s death, police brutali... → Read More

States Have Put 54 New Restrictions On Peaceful Protests Since Ferguson

And they've tried to pass dozens of other measures raising penalties for non-violent demonstrations. → Read More

Weather Disasters Are Mounting Amid The Pandemic. Michigan Floods Are Just The Latest.

A historic cyclone in South Asia, a preseason storm in the southeast U.S., droughts and fires show climate change doesn't pause for the coronavirus. → Read More