Michael Parks

Michael Parks is a summer fellow at Solar Mosaic, an online marketplace for solar investment, and a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is a former editor of Sage magazine, and has written for The Atlantic Online and Sierra magazine.

Refinery fire from a distance

Chevron refinery explosion reminds us that fossil fuels are killers

In the aftermath of the refinery explosion in Richmond, Calif., this week, one nearby resident reflects on how our energy system is deadly -- even when it is working exactly as it should.