Stories by Carl Pope

A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Carl Pope spent the last 18 years of his career at the Sierra Club as CEO and chairman. He's now the principal advisor at Inside Straight Strategies, looking for the underlying economics that link sustainability and economic development. Pope is co-author—along with Paul Rauber—of Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress. subscribe to Carl Pope's feed

Posted on: Apr 12, 2017, Source: EcoWatch

For the Trump administration, children of farm workers don't rank as high as Dow Chemical, the main manufacturer and defender of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2015, Source: EcoWatch

The more renewable energy we use, the cheaper it gets. Fossil fuels get more expensive the more we burn them. So clean energy will win the affordability race.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

Fossil fuels aren't just dirty energy. They're the justification for dirty politics.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

Ignore the political theater, there's a real pressing need for cleaner power in the U.S.

Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Prevention, not rapid response, is the key. It's time to start phasing out offshore oil production now, as a first step to making America genuinely independent of oil.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

For 30 years clean water has been the public's number one environmental priority, but we still don't seem able to act to protect those vital supplies.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

The Bush administration is exiting with three major regulatory assaults on our nation's waterways. Can this damage be quickly undone?

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Her campaign was born because of her defiance of the Clean Water Act.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Even though the pollutant perchlorate has been found to cause health risks, EPA doesn't mind that its in your drinking water.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Three years after Katrina and a week since Gustav, we are in need of a sobering reminder of some basic truths.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

America's oil policies have meant economic suicide for Detroit.

Posted on: May 5, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Kansans take a stand against Big Coal, and win.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2008, Source: Sierra Club

Not only did McCain not vote for clean energy, but his staff lied about it.

Posted on: May 29, 2007, Source: Huffington Post

One hundred years after her birth and decades since her death, there is a cottage industry on the reactionary right to blame Carson for almost all of the world's ills.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2004, Source: The Nation

Ten simple steps the U.S. can take to rejoin the 'coalition of the environmentally willing' and transform the nation.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2002, Source:

Caving into an all-out lobbying campaign by the auto industry, the Senate terminated an important bill which would have reduced our dependence on oil.