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Alexander C. Kaufman


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Recent articles by Alexander:

Amy Coney Barrett Won't Discuss Ties To The Country’s Biggest Oil Lobby

The Supreme Court nominee refused to answer written questions about her connections to the American Petroleum Institute. → Read More

Amy Coney Barrett’s Climate Dodge Isn’t Just Unscientific. It’s At Odds With Most Americans.

The Supreme Court nominee suggested the very fact that the climate is changing is debatable. She could soon rule on a suit involving the oil industry. → Read More

Solar Expected To Dethrone Coal, Become ‘New King Of Electricity,’ Global Forecast Finds

Yet fossil fuel demand still exceeds safe climate scenarios, and growing poverty is leaving millions without access to clean, reliable electricity. → Read More

As Kamala Harris Defended Fracking, Mike Pence Painted Her As A Green Radical

During a week of disastrous climate records, the vice presidential debate depicted an actual solution to the crisis as the most frightening issue at hand. → Read More

Sen. Cory Gardner’s Climate Conspiracy Theory Revealed In 2017 Recording

A local newspaper columnist’s persistent questions laid bare what the now-embattled Republican senator actually thought about the climate crisis. → Read More

California Ban On Fossil-Fuel Cars Points To Need For Electric Vehicle Labor Protections

By 2035, all new cars sold in the Golden State must emit zero emissions. But a new report asks: Will the workers who build them be safe and paid fairly? → Read More

Hurricane Laura Hit The Oil And Gas Industry When It’s Down. But Don’t Expect A Reckoning.

The powerful storm made landfall over a major industry hub, but experts don't expect companies to change course as a result. → Read More

EPA Faces New Scrutiny Over Decision To Stop Enforcing Pollution Laws Amid Pandemic

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey called the agency's actions "extremely troubling." → Read More

Should I Call The Police To Report Vandalism?

A police abolitionist explains the other options available when you see property damage. → Read More

Democrats Drop Demand To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies From Party Platform

Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris each ran on axing subsidies, but the party said including that in the final draft of the platform was an "error." → Read More

Boston Lawmaker, Eying A Mayoral Run, Maps Out A Nordic-Style Climate Haven

Progressive city councilwoman Michelle Wu's Green New Deal envisions fare-free transit, cooperative housing and a local conservation corps. → Read More

Trump Scraps Rule On Potent Greenhouse Gas As Climate Disasters Mount

Even Exxon Mobil and BP oppose the EPA’s decision to eliminate regulations on methane. → Read More

Trump Rewrites Rules On Showerheads Amid Growing Water Crisis

The president has long complained that water-saving standards from 1992 make it harder for him to wash his hair. → Read More

Corporate America's Investments In Clean Energy Fell 30% So Far This Year

New data shows the risk of leaving an overdue energy transition to companies. → Read More

The election could ultimately decide the Dakota Access Pipeline’s fate

The controversial oil route once again fended off an order to shut down — for now. → Read More

The Election Could Ultimately Decide The Dakota Access Pipeline’s Fate

The controversial oil route once again fended off an order to shut down -- for now. → Read More

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