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  • Pro-Earth Republicans In The Era Of President Trump

    Pro-Earth Republicans In The Era Of President Trump

    HUFFINGTON POST 12/07/16 By Michael Shank As President-Elect Donald Trump stacks his cabinet with climate deniers – including Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general suing the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the EPA – it’s helpful to keep reminding the country that not too long ago Republicans were acknowledging and […]

  • Businesses Must Take the Lead on Climate-Change Action

    Businesses Must Take the Lead on Climate-Change Action

    TIME 11/17/16 By Michael Shank and Maxine Bedat With President-Elect Donald Trump publicly stating plans to remove, roll back, rescind and deregulate America’s environmental commitments—from the Clean Power Plan, which reduces emissions from dirty coal-fired power plants, to the Paris climate agreement, which aims to slow global warming—one wonders where […]

  • There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

    There Is A Major Climate Issue Hiding In Your Closet: Fast Fashion

    FAST COMPANY 11/11/16 By Michael Shank and Maxine Bedat Disposable clothes, often made from oil, in factories powered by coal, and shipped around the world, mean that the apparel industry contributes 10% of global emissions. This month as world leaders meet in Morocco to discuss implementation of the Paris climate […]

  • Cuomo Wrong on Nuclear Plant Bailout

    Cuomo Wrong on Nuclear Plant Bailout

    JOURNAL NEWS 10/12/16 By Michael Shank Bailouts are common in government — at the federal and state level and regardless of political party — and that’s what is happening now in New York for the nuclear industry. New York’s nuclear bailout is merely the latest example of business getting off […]

  • The Path To Clean Energy Requires An Energy-Storage Revolution

    The Path To Clean Energy Requires An Energy-Storage Revolution

    FAST COMPANY 09/15/16 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Mike Honda With the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s announcement this month that, in no uncertain terms, climate change played a pivotal role in Louisiana’s unprecedented rainfall and catastrophic flooding, it’s clear that, as a nation, we must take notice. […]