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?

Democratic candidates hope the Republican-led legislature’s $1.3 billion bailout of two nuke plants will help them flip seats in November.
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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?

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?

Like many communities around the country, Portland is grappling with the question of whether protests and organizing can bring meaningful political change.
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How a Fossil-Fuel-Friendly Policy Made Its Way Into the Biden Campaign's Climate Plans

How a Fossil-Fuel-Friendly Policy Made Its Way Into the Biden Campaign’s Climate Plans

The Democratic Party still supports a policy worth billions in tax credits to the industry — and an unproven "climate solution" that could keep it business for decades to come.
Democrats' New Climate Plan Blocks Immunity From Lawsuits for Climate Impacts

Democrats’ New Climate Plan Blocks Immunity From Lawsuits for Climate Impacts

More than a dozen municipalities and states are suing Big Oil for billions in damages to help pay for climate protections.
Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back

Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back

Ten years on from the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is still reeling from the impacts, and the stranglehold the fossil fuel industry has on the state in general.