Stories by Elliott Negin

Elliott Negin is a senior writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, The Hill and many other publications.   subscribe to Elliott Negin's feed

Posted on: May 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Energy Secretary Rick Perry disagrees with the majority of Americans who say expanding renewable energy is a national priority.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Proposed cuts would hamstring research at federal agencies that have a long history of doing the heavy lifting.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

By nullifying Obama-era climate initiatives, Trump puts the nation at risk in several ways.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

For the Kochs, a guy like Pruitt heading the EPA is a dream come true.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Oklahoma Attorney General has sued the EPA more than a dozen times to block air, water and climate protections.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other publications have uncritically repeated ExxonMobil’s hollow assertion that it endorses a carbon tax.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Since Trump announced his presidential bid, about 70 percent of his assertions have been lies.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

ABC anchor David Muir's World News Tonight cited climate change only once this year—in passing—but aired at least six pieces on NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Clinton and Trump have debated everything but the one issue that poses the greatest risk to the economy.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

One of the worst offenders is ExxonMobil, whose CEO routinely misrepresents basic climate science.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Praising a carbon tax may seem like an about-face, but it's merely a sly and disingenuous tactical ploy.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The fossil fuel giant spent nearly $2 million on more than a dozen climate denier and obstructionist groups last year.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith is harassing state attorneys general investigating ExxonMobil for misleading investors about climate risks.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

French President François Hollande unambiguously linked the extreme rain to global warming. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott is a climate denier.

Posted on: May 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Two attorneys general are backing the besieged oil giant in a move one expert calls political grandstanding.

Posted on: May 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

“Collaboration, collusion, conspiracy,” charged ExxonMobil spokesman Alan Jeffers, “pick a word.” How about nonsense?

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Peabody Energy's Chapter 11 filing will likely yield further proof that Big Coal and climate science deniers are in cahoots.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

After Fukushima, the NRC set up a task force to make America’s reactors safer, but has since rejected or weakened many of its recommendations.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The oil giant says it supports a carbon tax as the best way to curb carbon emission, yet it funds climate denialism.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

An accidental nuclear launch could start World War III.