Elliott Negin

Elliott Negin

Elliott Negin, a senior writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was a foreign news editor at National Public Radio, the managing editor of American Journalism Review, and the editor of Nuclear Times and Public Citizen magazines. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, the Hill, Mother Earth News, the Nation, the Progressive, Roll Call, Washington City Paper, the Washington Post and other publications.

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Why Is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?
A decade after pledging to end its support for climate science deniers, ExxonMobil gave $1.5 million last year to 11 think tanks and lobby groups that reject established climate science and openly oppose the oil and gas giant’s professed climate policy preferences, according to the company’s annual...
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
ExxonMobil May Have Friends In High Places, But Fraud Is Not Constitutionally Protected
When a handful of attorneys general launched investigations of ExxonMobil for climate fraud, I wonder if they had any idea that they would be attacked for attempting to stifle the company’s right of free speech. After all, if ExxonMobil publicly downplayed warnings by its own scientists about the...
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Sunday, May 08, 2016
As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim
With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul. “Collaboration, collusion, conspiracy,” charged ExxonMobil Media Relations Manager Alan...
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Saturday, August 08, 2015
On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons
News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. The first exploded over Hiroshima on August 6, and the second over Nagasaki on August 9. Not surprisingly, there's been a...
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Saturday, January 03, 2015
ALEC Sharpens Attack on Environmental Safeguards
After being accused of "literally lying" about climate change by one of its own high-profile business members, excoriated for being a "corporate bill mill," and losing nearly 100 company sponsors, you might expect the rabidly anti-environmental American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to tone...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind
As Congress dithers for the umpteenth time over extending a key subsidy for wind energy, the industry once again is up in the air. Called the production tax credit (PTC), the subsidy helps level the playing field between wind and fossil fuels and has proven to be critical for financing new projects, helping to make wind one of the fastest growing electricity sources in the country.
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Monday, September 23, 2013
The Oil & Gas Industry's Fractured Fairy Tales
What if I told you that a recent study found that relatively new, unconventional ways to produce oil and gas--horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking"--added an average of $1,200 to U.S. household disposable income in 2012?
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Friday, March 23, 2012
Early Spring: A Not-So-Early Warning
March used to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. Now it comes in like a lamb and goes out like a mouse. Although the vernal equinox occurred last Tuesday, some parts of the country have been experiencing spring-like, even summer-like, temperatures for several weeks.
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