Environmental Politics

"Climate Activists Make Noise In Philly Ahead Of Democratic Convention"

"PHILADELPHIA — While the Democratic Party was prepping its convention hall on Sunday, environmental activists tried to draw attention to the streets and their ongoing war against fossil fuel extraction. The day before the Democratic National Convention kicks off here, several thousand activists from Pennsylvania and surrounding states endured sweltering heat and humidity for nearly four hours to call for a shift to renewable energy."

Source: Grist, 07/25/2016

Oil Lobby Paid News Outlets to Host Climate-Change Deniers at RNC

"At the award-winning seafood restaurant in downtown Cleveland that The Atlantic rented out for the entire four-day Republican National Convention, GOP Rep. Bill Johnson turned to me and explained that solar panels are not a viable energy source because 'the sun goes down.'"

Source: The Intercept, 07/25/2016

EPA Withholds "Deliberative" Docs on Arizona's Rosemont Mine

The public is still in the dark about the environmental impacts of the open-pit Rosemont copper mine proposed near Tucson. The documents are sought by Arizona Daily Star reporter and SEJ member Tony Davis, who has doggedly reported on the impacts, largely utilizing FOIA request results. Image: © Clipart.com

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