Alexander C. Kaufman, HuffPost Canada

Alexander C. Kaufman

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Kingston, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Alexander:

States Quietly Pass Laws Criminalizing Fossil Fuel Protests Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Over the past two weeks, Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia approved new laws meant to discourage Dakota Access-style protests. More are on the way. → Read More

A Utility Vowed To Stop Shutoffs. Advocates Say Hundreds May Still Lack Electricity.

Even as power companies suspend disconnections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are likely falling through gaping cracks in state and company policies. → Read More

Here's what Trump's environmental agencies were doing during the pandemic this week

They approved pipelines and gold mines while attacking science as the death toll rises from the novel coronavirus and mass layoffs begin. → Read More

Not even a pandemic can stop Trump from pushing fossil fuels

Anything for Big Oil. → Read More

Airline Union Leader To Push For New Climate Rules Amid Fight Over Bailout

As airline layoffs mount due to the coronavirus' unprecedented economic shock, the influential Association of Flight Attendants plans to push for emissions cuts. → Read More

If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come With Climate Rules

The 2008 auto bailout led to stricter tailpipe emissions rules. In the “flight shame" era, shouldn’t the aviation industry buck up on fuel efficiency and electric planes? → Read More

Not Even A Pandemic Can Stop Trump From Pushing Fossil Fuels

Anything for Big Oil. → Read More

Solidarity In A Time Of Social Distancing

There are ways to help people without putting yourself or others at risk from COVID-19. → Read More

Utilities face pressure to stop shutting off services amid coronavirus pandemic

Companies are voluntarily halting disconnects over unpaid bills, but advocates warn there’s no legal obligation to do so amid the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Utilities Face Pressure To Stop Shutting Off Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Companies are voluntarily halting disconnects over unpaid bills, but advocates warn there’s no legal obligation to do so amid the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

The Absurdity Of Trump’s Bid To Bail Out The Oil And Gas Industry

As the Trump administration considers aid for companies hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, it'll be difficult to defend including oil drillers and gas frackers. → Read More

Plummeting Oil Prices Could Force A Reckoning For The American Fracking Boom

A price war led by Saudi Arabia and Russia is crushing the price per barrel just as the coronavirus is hurting demand. → Read More

Michigan Is Facing An ‘All-Out Assault On Water.’ Will It Swing The State In 2020?

The Great Lake State sits at the confluence of America’s intersecting water crises. → Read More

Pro-Trump Climate Denial Group Lays Off Staff Amid Financial Woes, Ex-Employees Say

The Heartland Institute is the think tank paying the far-right German teen known as the “Anti-Greta.” → Read More

Green New Deal Backers Go Head-To-Head With Koch Money In Texas Congressional Race

But some worry the progressive movement’s massive bet on 26-year-old Jessica Cisneros’s campaign to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) is becoming too risky. → Read More

This Little-Known 2020 Race In Texas Could Shift Fossil Fuel Politics

The Democratic primary for a critical regulatory position is coming down to how aggressively — not whether to — crack down on the oil and gas industry. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg Has A Communism Problem

He defends his personal fortune by defending Xi Jinping. → Read More

Bloomberg, Apparent Climate Champion, Defends Fossil Fuel In His First Debate

The former GOP mayor of New York City pitched rejoining the Paris Agreement and repeated a debunked claim that he's to thank for closing coal plants. → Read More

An Unusual New York City Election Tests Whether Global Warming Can Win A Local Race

Costa Constantinides, a progressive candidate for Queens borough president, is prioritizing climate issues in his platform. → Read More

The Sunrise Movement Is Taking the Fight to Big Oil’s Home Turf –

This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal […] → Read More