May 7, 2018

ProPublica, Ken Ward Jr., May 4, 2018- Matt Wender’s vision for Fayette County begins with the New River Gorge. Whitewater rafters, hikers and mountain bikers congregate there every summer. Craft beer and artisan pizza are helping his home emerge as an outdoor tourism hub. Just upstream from the river, there’s …

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,” …