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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

Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Three-ding circus

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

No tricornered hats here

The environmental movement is not the Tea Party of the left

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank asserts that enviros are dead set on ousting moderate Democrats. He's wrong.

Climate & Energy

Lame-duck Democratic senators stop the Keystone bill. Will Obama follow their lead?

A Senate bill to force approval of the pipeline failed on Tuesday, coming up one vote short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster threat.

Politics

Why the Democrats are stupid to allow a Senate vote on Keystone

The so-called "Hail Mary" to save Sen. Mary Landrieu's political hide is a pointless Kabuki dance.

Politics

Obama pledges $3 billion for world climate fund, makes the GOP look even dumber

As Obama, our allies in Europe, and even China, commit to reduce emissions, Republicans are becoming more isolated by the day.

Climate & Energy

No, the new climate deal does not let China off the hook

Republicans say the agreement doesn't require China to do anything. Here's why they're wrong.

We're from the GOP and we're here to help ... fry the planet

Meet the Senate leaders who plan to gut the EPA and approve Keystone

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the new Republican committee chairs are all hostile to climate action.

Climate & Energy

4 reasons Republicans are losing their sh*t over the U.S.-China climate deal

The GOP is really not happy about this new agreement. Here's why.

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