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Don’t know, but we are about to find out. The Kochs, whose use of their fortune to promote climate-change denial research has angered environmentalists, are quietly courting new allies in their quest for a fossil fuel resurgence: minorities. Since its start in the spring of 2016, Fueling U.S. Forward has sent delegates to, or hosted, […]

Zinke

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On December 16, 2016

Adam Markham has an excellent rundown of Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, who I am sad to say is also a former offensive linemen for the University of Oregon. Other than getting th

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The Wages of Mining

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On December 8, 2016
In 1985, I took the first trip of my life. We drove from Oregon to Minnesota for a family reunion. For me, at that age, this was exciting. As we drove east on I-90, we stopped in Butte, Montana. There, I saw the Berkeley Pit, the gigantic open pit copper mine now filling with incredibly […]

Coal and Poverty

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On October 31, 2016

I am as anti-coal as anyone else. It’s a terrible energy source if you care about the future of the planet. However, there’s no question that there’s a good reason why people burn co

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Ecological Personhood

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On July 15, 2016
Well, I guess if the United States can grant corporations the legal status of persons, New Zealand can do the same thing for the environment. Can a stretch of land be a person in the eyes of the law? Can a body of water? In New Zealand, they can. A former national park has been […]
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