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Articles by Osha Gray Davidson

Osha Gray Davidson has been an investigative reporter for 25 years and is the author of six books of nonfiction. He publishes the online journal The Phoenix Sun covering solar power.

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  • Why the climate bill is in trouble (and how to help)

    If it weren’t for mixed messages, the US Senate wouldn’t be sending any messages at all. Thursday, WaPo ran a  story about how the Senate, once hot to trot on passing a climate change bill, had decided to rein it in. Climate legislation got its first hearing before Senator Barbara Boxer’s Environment committee on Tuesday. […]

  • GOP: Solar powered jobs can go to hell (or at least limbo)

    The clock was ticking … till it stopped.Courtesy Osha DavidsonJust ten days ago, Arizona state Senator Barbara Leff (R-Paradise Valley) stood before a House committee, making the case for a bill she had written. “The Quality Jobs Through Renewable Energy Bill,” was needed, she said, to make Arizona the leader in solar [power].” Not just […]

  • The GOP’s Spanish prisoner/professor

    In prepping for today’s House debate on Waxman-Markey, I watched a film. (No, not An Inconvenient Truth.) It was David Mamet’s mindbender, The Spanish Prisoner. The movie takes its title from a venerable long-con so complicated that — I don’t care how many times you’ve seen the film — twenty minutes in and you’ll have […]

  • Post-Katrina floodwaters are dirty, but so are other U.S. waterways

    Last month, “toxic gumbo” entered the American lexicon with the speed and force of the floodwaters it describes. A LexisNexis search of major U.S. publications doesn’t return a single hit for the phrase in the year before Hurricane Katrina. But in the 30 days after the storm’s landfall, 66 articles contained the phrase. Measure twice, […]