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The Radioactive Underbelly of the Oilfield
The oil and gas industry has been promising great jobs for years but oilfield workers are risking their health for those paychecks.
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Offshore wind farm, four large turbines in the ocean
More than a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Gulf Coast oil workers are transitioning into offshore wind.
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The Chemical Weapon Next Door
Modified hydrofluoric acid (MHF), used in oil refining, could turn into a flesh-eating vapor cloud if leaked. 400,000 refinery neighbors in LA are at risk.
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“What We’re Talking About Is Whether People Are Going to Live or Die."

“What We’re Talking About Is Whether People Are Going to Live or Die.”

Environmental groups say the Trump administration's new ethane cracker air pollution standard is far too weak. The petrochemical industry says it's too strong. Both are challenging the rule in court.
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Alaska's Climate Candidate for Senate Won't Concede Until Every Vote Is Counted

Alaska’s Climate Candidate for Senate Won’t Concede Until Every Vote Is Counted

Independent Al Gross, a fisherman and orthopedic surgeon, still hopes to upset incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan.
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A South Bronx Climate Candidate Is Making Her Third Bid for State Assembly

A South Bronx Climate Candidate Is Making Her Third Bid for State Assembly

In one of New York’s most polluted districts, a 29-year-old with bold visions for environmental justice hopes to unseat a 26-year incumbent.
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Federal Judge: Rhode Island’s Climate Fraud Lawsuit Against Big Oil Belongs in State Court

Federal Judge: Rhode Island’s Climate Fraud Lawsuit Against Big Oil Belongs in State Court

The U.S. 1st Circuit decision is the latest blow to Big Oil's attempts to fend off accountability and damages for decades of climate disinformation.
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Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Amendment 5 would make it legal for local officials to bargain away billions of dollars in future taxes for one up-front payment.
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Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

Louisiana Ballot Measure Could Slash Oil and Gas Property Taxes

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Amendment 5 would make it legal for local officials to bargain away billions of dollars in future taxes for one up-front payment.
In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

In Solid Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Is Talking Environmental Justice

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If her long-shot campaign succeeds, the South Memphis activist will be only the third Black woman to sit in the U.S. Senate, and Tennessee's first Democratic senator since Al Gore.
A New Generation Is Making Climate Change a Local Election Issue

A New Generation Is Making Climate Change a Local Election Issue

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In Florida, Michigan, and Oregon, three Millennial Democrats believe climate action will be a winning issue with conservative voters.
Ohio Democrats hope a corrupt nuclear energy bailout will help them win state house seats. (Photo: Getty/Ty Wright)

Will Ohio’s Nuclear Energy Bribery Scandal Put Climate on the Ballot?

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Democratic candidates hope the Republican-led legislature’s $1.3 billion bailout of two nuke plants will help them flip seats in November.
A reclaimed surface mine in Kentucky. (Credit: Getty/Shuli Hallak)

Kentucky’s Climate Is Suffering. Can the State Slip the Industry Ties that Prevent Change?

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Mitch McConnell has long resisted climate action even as the farm and coal sectors suffer, but a growing movement could bring change.
Will Portland’s Summer of Unrest Reshape City Politics?

Will Portland’s Summer of Unrest Reshape City Politics?

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Like many communities around the country, Portland is grappling with the question of whether protests and organizing can bring meaningful political change.