Stories by Amanda Griscom Little

Amanda Griscom Little writes the Muckraker column for Grist Magazine. subscribe to Amanda Griscom Little's feed

Posted on: Apr 9, 2007, Source: Grist.org

A bipartisan bill introduced by Hagel and Durbin would require federal intelligence agencies to evaluate the security challenges presented by climate change.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Gore got a warm welcome on Capitol Hill, and a few heated exchanges. What did the climate activist have to say to Congress?

Posted on: Mar 15, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Coal-bashing is a hot new trend in Congress, science circles, and the business world. Are we nearing the overthrow of mighty King Coal?

Posted on: Feb 22, 2007, Source: Grist.org

The on-again-off-again flirtation between big business and the mainstream environmental movement seems to be progressing into a full-on steamy love affair -- and perhaps even a committed, long-term relationship.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2006, Source: Grist.org

From the defeat of the Rep. Richard Pombo, the most anti-environmental politician in Washington, to the election of greener candidates, election '06 was a great one for enviros.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2006, Source: Grist.org

Focus on November's gubernatorial races if you want to see change in America's eco-policies.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2006, Source: Grist.org

Now that he's awakened a sleepy nation to the crisis, Gore focuses on the solutions to global warming.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2006, Source: Grist.org

Al Gore took his green message to Wal-Mart headquarters, to much cheering and fanfare. Will the goliath retailer deliver on its promises?

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: Grist.org

Gore is launching a book, a movie, <i>and</i> a new environmental group with one mission: convincing Americans that climate change is real.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2006, Source: Grist.org

A USDA plan to attach microchips to every farm animal in America has some small-scale farmers worried.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2006, Source: Grist.org

Ethanol is suddenly all the rage in D.C. and Detroit. But does the biofuel distract from the more crucial need to raise the gas mileage of American cars?

Posted on: Jan 17, 2006, Source: Grist.org

A plan to build one of the largest wind farms in the world -- in eco-activist RFK Jr.'s backyard -- is causing conflict in the environmental community.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Sen. Barack Obama and a bipartisan crew of colleagues recently unveiled eco-friendly new energy proposals.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Larry David, creator of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' discusses his new comedy special about global warming -- and how it's something to laugh about.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Peak-oil provocateur and energy insider Matthew Simmons is staking his entire career on his prediction that the world is running out of oil.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Environmentalists are joining many progressives and Democrats in crying foul over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Congress is closer than ever to green-lighting oil and gas drilling in one of the largest remaining undeveloped wild areas in the U.S.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Provisions in a California Republican's 'overhaul' of the Endangered Species Act are thinly veiled gifts to developers and polluters.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Organic food producers and consumers are split over a proposed amendment to allow synthetic chemicals like ethylene in organic-stamped foods.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

The Apollo Alliance's grand vision for energy independence is a distant legislative goal, but it can help transform politics right now.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Heidi Cullen, the Weather Channel's climate ace, chats about America's worst 'natural' disaster and sexing up global warming.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2005, Source: Grist.org

The tragedy has triggered a whirlwind of new energy proposals in Congress -- some gratifying to environmental activists, but most only attempts to squeeze more profits for energy companies.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Local politicians, from governors to mayors to city councils, have taken the fight against global warming past Washington politics and directly to the people.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2005, Source: Grist.org

A coterie of A-list stars are spearheading planet-positive media projects just in time for the big green holiday -- Earth Day.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2005, Source: Grist.org

A razor-thin Senate vote to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling sends enviros reeling. If they can get into the Arctic, then no place is off-limits.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Bush EPA nominee, Steve Johnson &#8211; the first career employee and scientist ever to be nominated as EPA administrator &#8211; garners praise and sympathy.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Despite a rousing cry of opposition from enviros against the class-action bill, the measure is still likely to pass.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source: Grist.org

The environmental group best known for in-your-face, laws-be-damned direct action is getting in touch with its inner Gandhi.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Christie Whitman's otherwise tame political memoir assails the GOP's rightward lurch and reveals just how obsessed the Republican Party is with rolling back environmental regulations.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2004, Source: Grist.org

Nell Newman tells how one Thanksgiving, she convinced her famous father to start a line of organic foods and became one of the most recognized names in the health food industry.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2004, Source: Grist.org

There's a good chance the 109th Congress will enable Bush to hand his corporate contributors one of the most sought-after prizes of all: Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2004, Source: Grist.org

Though all eyes are on the battle for the White House, six Senate races could have powerful impacts on environmental lawmaking in the next Congress.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: Grist.org

With the presidential race neck and neck in Florida, environmental issues are being swept into the fray by high-ranking politicians and hot-ticket celebrities alike.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2004, Source: Grist.org

A new report finds that quite a number of Bush's judicial appointees allow their personal opinions to get in the way of the law.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2004, Source: Grist.org

Despite the tepid U.S. response, the greenhouse-gas emissions treaty is going into force throughout much of the industrialized world.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2004, Source: Grist.org

Environmental issues serve as a measure of character in Kerry/Bush '04.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2004, Source: Grist.org

News of oil industry influence on the state's colossal reform proposal makes enviros wonder whether the California governor's true colors really are green.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source: Grist.org

Kerry advisers and some environmentalists are royally peeved about a Bush administration advisory that may keep Kerry and other candidates from stumping on federal property.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source: Grist.org

Most mainstream green groups are opting out of GOP convention protests in New York. Instead, they'll be pounding the pavement in swing states.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2004, Source: Grist.org

The Bush campaign has issued a steady stream of smears, exaggerations and obfuscations intended to besmirch Kerry's pro-environment reputation.

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