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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.

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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.

Holy disappearing smoke!

New U.S.-China climate deal is a game changer

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have announced that they are pursuing ambitious new greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Politics

No, Americans did not just vote to “drill, baby, drill!”

Big Oil and its Republican lackeys claim that the recent elections give them a mandate to drill. It couldn't be farther from the truth.

Politics

Meet your new fossil fuel-loving GOP senators

Some are blatant climate deniers. Others hedge on the issue. But they all agree that we should do nothing to stop it.

Politics

The new GOP Senate is already gearing up to cause climate mayhem

Republicans' top priorities: approving the Keystone XL pipeline and blocking Obama's plan to curb CO2 emissions from power plants.

Politics

Here’s the green, bike-loving candidate who could beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin

Democrat Mary Burke, a former exec at Trek Bicycle, has a good shot at beating right-wing Walker and becoming the state's next governor.

Politics

Meet South Dakota’s surprisingly green Senate candidate

Grist talks to Rick Weiland, a Democrat waging a long-shot campaign. Unlike other Dems in red states, he wants to fight climate change, Keystone XL, and Big Oil.

Climate & Energy

Will falling gas prices be bad for the climate?

Lower prices could have two negative effects: more gasoline burning and less investment in cleaner alternatives and technologies.

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