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Ben Adler

The politics of climate, energy, and cities

Ben Adler covers environmental policy and politics for Grist, with a focus on climate change, energy, and cities. When he isn't contemplating the world's end, he also writes about architecture and media. You can follow him on Twitter.

Politics

Jeb Bush is no moderate and he won’t fight climate change

Don’t be fooled by the pundits who claim he’s different from the rest of the Republican field.

Climate & Energy

Cuomo bans fracking in NY and questions climate science all in one day

The governor said the public health risks from fracking were too big -- and then he said talking about climate science is "political."

Cities

American cities have bigger things to worry about than gentrification

Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty."

Politics

The new federal budget is chock-full of goodies for pollutocrats

The bill has favors for the coal and oil industries, cuts for the EPA, giveaways for big banks, and looser rules for rich political donors.

Politics

What would it mean for the environment if Hillary targeted pickup-driving country fans?

Trying to appeal to rural white voters is the wrong way for a Democrat to win the White House. And it would be bad for the climate too.

Politics

Martin O’Malley, long-shot presidential hopeful, is a real climate hawk

In an interview with Grist, the outgoing Maryland governor talks about how to make progress on climate change.

Climate & Energy

Could this lawsuit force Obama to fix his ridiculous coal-leasing program?

The feds are still letting coal companies mine on public land at far below market rates, contrary to the goals of the president's own climate plan.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

Climate & Energy

Andrew Cuomo now sounds like a Republican when he talks about climate change

The Democratic governor of New York used to speak forthrightly about climate change, but lately he's been getting all weak and mushy.

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