Elizabeth Shogren, Mother Jones

Elizabeth Shogren

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Stymied by SCOTUS, the EPA Has Other Climate Options

It just needs to start using them. → Read More

The EPA has more options to rein in climate change than you think — High Country News – Know the West

There are still many ways to shut down major polluters — including some options the agency isn’t using. → Read More

When the Frackers Get Too Close for Comfort

America bet big on shale fuels. Now towns like Arlington, Texas, are stuck with the consequences. → Read More

How a Lobbying Campaign Pushed the CDC to Relax Protective Gear Guidelines

Looser CDC guidelines removed hospitals' obligation to adhere to strict OSHA respiratory protection standards. → Read More

CDC relaxed protective gear guidelines after intense lobbying campaign

Hospitals and members of Congress lobbied the CDC to relax its guidelines for personal protective equipment for health care workers. Now, 31,000 health care workers are infected and over 100 are dead. → Read More

EPA Science Panel Plows Ahead with Toxic Chemical’s Review, Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the expert review panel to ignore the conclusions of its own scientists that the widely used solvent causes fetal heart defects. → Read More

Is 14 Days Enough?

New studies show that the debate over how long the new coronavirus incubates – and how long it sheds after recovery – is far from settled. → Read More

White House Rewrites EPA Assessment of Chemical Linked to Fetal Heart Damage

EPA scientists found a toxic chemical damages fetal hearts. The Trump White House rewrote their assessment. → Read More

See how climate change could bring disaster to some popular coastal national parks

Researchers contracted by the National Park Service have projected what happen to some iconic national parks if greenhouse gases keep growing. → Read More

Killing Migratory Birds Has Been a Crime for Decades. Not Anymore. –

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has pushed to weaken long-standing protections for migratory birds. → Read More

The Trump Administration Has Thrown Out Protections for Migratory Birds

The reinterpretation of the bird law by the administration may run afoul of long-standing treaties. → Read More

Killing migratory birds, even unintentionally, has been a crime for decades. Not anymore

Trump’s interior secretary nominee, David Bernhardt, has pushed to weaken long-standing protections for migratory birds, alarming scientists. → Read More

A Scientist Who Resisted Trump Administration Censorship of Climate Report Just Lost Her Job –

"I wouldn't do anything different, but Jesus, this is stressful." → Read More

Trump Interior Department Secretary Pick Gutted Protections for Birds

David Bernhardt is determined to reduce regulations and foster Trump's goal of "American energy dominance." → Read More

Scientist who resisted censorship of climate report lost her job

Climate change scientist Maria Caffrey led a trailblazing study outlining the risks of rising seas at national parks. → Read More

Trump’s choice for Interior Department secretary had big role in eliminating bird protections

David Bernhardt, a former industry lobbyist, has been personally involved with policymaking that helps oil companies. → Read More

Looking Back on Ryan Zinke’s Reign Over 500 Million Acres of Public Land –

For two long years at Interior, he either ignored or attacked science. → Read More

Zinke’s unscientific reign over 500 million acres of public land

Here are six ways that Ryan Zinke rejected or impeded science during his nearly two years as the interior secretary. → Read More

Despite Five Deaths, Trump’s FDA Won’t Make Farms Test Water for Bacteria

At least 210 people were sickened. Five died and 27 suffered kidney failure. So why is the FDA showing no urgency? → Read More

5 people died from eating lettuce, but Trump’s FDA still won’t make farms test water for bacteria

For more than a decade, it’s been clear that there’s a gaping hole in American food safety → Read More