January 6, 2017

Detroit Free Press Nancy Kaffer January 4, 2017 Sometimes legislation is necessary. Sometimes it’s wrong-headed. And sometimes, it’s just plain dumb. Feel free to guess which one Lansing’s ban on plastic bag bans falls into. Why did banning plastic bags bans — that’s plastic bag bans, mind you, not plastic bags — rocket to the …

January 6, 2017

The Atlantic KATE ARONOFF January 4, 2017 Not everyone interested in curbing climate change is tearing their hair out about Donald Trump’s election. Though the president-elect seems to be packing his administration with climate deniers and fossil fuel industry veterans, a small, unconventional band of environmentalists sees potential. “We hope,” …

January 6, 2017

Moyers and Company SALLY NEAS January 4, 2017 Back in March, when Donald Trump was facing off with two now-forgotten candidates for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, the small town of Barnstead, New Hampshire, was quietly protecting its citizens. At their annual town hall, residents voted unanimously for a city …

January 4, 2017

Treehugger Lloyd Alter January 3, 2017 Plastic bag bans are about a lot more than just banning plastic bags; A few years ago, Adam Sternbergh wrote a great article for New York Magazine, The Fight Over Plastic Bags Is About a Lot More Than How to Get Groceries Home, discussing …