December 26, 2016

Governing.com ELIZABETH DAIGNEAU January 2017 If there is one word to describe Arizona’s 2016 legislative session, that word is “preemption.” Last year, state lawmakers stripped cities and counties of the authority to regulate everything from backyard chickens and dog breeders to Airbnb and other home-sharing services. Collectively, legislators introduced more …

December 19, 2016

WORT FM Radio December 15, 2016 This week, president-elect Donald Trump added three more names to his passel of fossil fuel hawks nominated for cabinet positions. Joining Oklahoma Attorney General and climate change denier Scott Pruitt – named for the EPA – are climate ‘skeptic’ and Montana Republican Congressman Ryan …

June 5, 2016

Think Progress June 3, 2016 By Samantha Page This may come as a shock, but not every American is concerned about preventing catastrophic climate change. After decades of political messaging about how clean energy would be an economic disaster, many people are skittish about changing the status quo — even …

January 5, 2016

Inside Climate News December 28, 2015 By Katherine Bagley This was the year that environmental groups won a seven-year battle against the Keystone XL pipeline, representing a major comeback for a movement that had lagged in influence and mass appeal for years. Defeating such a major project also marked the …