Alexander C. Kaufman, Mother Jones

Alexander C. Kaufman

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Kingston, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Alexander:

Amy Coney Barrett Set To Hear Case Against Shell—Her Dad’s Employer for 29 Years

Trump’s new Supreme Court justice hasn’t recused herself. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett Set To Hear Case Against Shell, Her Dad's Employer For 29 Years

The Supreme Court justice has not recused herself from a climate case against Big Oil, despite her family ties to one of the main defendants. → Read More

Should We Spend $1 Trillion A Year On This Climate Technology? We May Have To.

Direct air capture is costly and energy-intensive, but new research shows why large-scale investments in the near future could pay off down the road. → Read More

NYC Mayoral Front-Runner, Embracing Climate Activists' Demands, Vows To Ban Fossil Fuels

Scott Stringer is leaning into the Green New Deal to consolidate support among the Big Apple’s political left. → Read More

Biden nominees signal cooperation with states on climate

Biden will need to woo states to adopt his climate agenda. It could prove tough. → Read More

Biden Considering Lawyer Who Defended Big Oil In Climate Suits For Solicitor General

David Frederick is a seasoned litigator with progressive victories under his belt, but some advocates say his work for Royal Dutch Shell should disqualify him. → Read More

Joe Biden Taps Michael Regan As EPA Administrator

The 44-year-old Regan, North Carolina's top environmental regulator, would be the first Black man to run the Environmental Protection Agency. → Read More

Georgia Clinched Biden’s Victory. Now It Will Decide His Climate Agenda’s Fate.

Control of the Senate rests on a long-shot bid to unseat two Republican senators in a state that has only just started to turn purple. → Read More

Obama-Era EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Will Be Biden’s Climate Czar

Gina McCarthy, head of the Natural Resources Defense Council, led the Environmental Protection Agency in the Obama administration.Kim Raff/Getty/Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. This story was originally published by the Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the… → Read More

Biden Names Obama-Era EPA Chief Gina McCarthy As Climate Czar

The role is seen as a domestic counterpart to John Kerry's job on the international front in the next administration. → Read More

Joe Biden To Tap Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm As Energy Secretary

The former Michigan governor has earned praise from climate groups for her commitment to renewable energy. → Read More

The Federal Reserve Just Took A Major Step Forward On Climate

The U.S. central bank is joining the financial equivalent of the Paris Agreement, becoming one of the last of its peers to do so. → Read More

New York Becomes The First State To Divest From Oil And Gas

The Empire State’s pension fund is the largest to dump fossil fuel investments ― ever, in the entire world. → Read More

Are Tides And Waves The Missing Piece Of The Green Energy Puzzle?

Solar and wind are energy powerhouses until the sky is dark or the air is still. An ancient source of energy — the tides — could soon offer a predictable alternative. → Read More

The Pandemic’s Effect On Climate-Changing Pollution Was ‘Just A Tiny Blip’

To the atmosphere, this year’s “return to nature” — a silver lining for some amid a deadly virus — was virtually meaningless. → Read More

Janet Yellen, Biden’s Treasury Pick, Could Be Key To Confronting Climate

The former Federal Reserve chair isn’t the candidate climate activists wanted, but her record gives them “a lot to be optimistic and hopeful about.” → Read More

The pandemic's effect on emissions was 'just a tiny blip'

To the atmosphere, this year’s “return to nature” — a silver lining for some amid a deadly virus — was virtually meaningless. → Read More

Solar Companies Ask Biden to Reverse Trump’s Biggest Blow to the Industry

“We are asking the president-elect to remove those tariffs a year early.” → Read More

Biden Names John Kerry As Climate Envoy

It’s not the climate "czar" job advocates want to see, but progressives are hopeful that’s coming, too. → Read More

Biden Names John Kerry As Climate Envoy

It’s not the climate "czar" job advocates want to see, but progressives are hopeful that’s coming, too. → Read More