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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Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin shakes President Trump's hand as Vice President Mike Pence watches on July 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House) Views
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Trump Administration’s Attacks on Science Already Surpass Two Bush Terms
On July 19, President Trump hosted Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and their families, along with the family of their deceased colleague Neil Armstrong, at a White House event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. “Tomorrow will represent...
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 In just 12 months, he has killed or weakened dozens of safeguards with the sole intention of bolstering polluting industries’ profit margins even after Congress slashed the corporate tax rate. (Photo: Alex Edelman/CNP/MediaPunch via Alamy) Views
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Decimated EPA Protections in Just One Year
On July 8, President Trump hosted a White House event to unabashedly tout his truly abysmal environmental record. The following day, coincidentally, marked the one-year anniversary of Andrew Wheeler at the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), first as acting administrator and then as...
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How quickly that cleaner future becomes the present in the United States depends at least in part on defeating the oil and gas industry’s self-serving campaign to eliminate the EV tax credit. Views
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Our Post-Carbon Future Depends on Electric Vehicles—Our Congress Controls Their Economic Lifeline
There are a few competing electric vehicle-related bills kicking around Capitol Hill right now. One, a bipartisan bill aptly titled the Driving America Forward Act , would keep the country moving in the right direction to address the worldwide climate crisis. Another, dubbed the Fairness for Every...
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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson questions NASA Administrator Charles Bolden during a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology budget hearing, Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls via Flickr) Views
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Is the Tide Turning on President Trump’s War on Science?
Douglas Costle, who helped create the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and then ran it during Jimmy Carter’s administration, died recently at the age of 79 . If the Trump administration has its way, the agency as we know it will die along with him. “Clean air is not an aesthetic luxury,”...
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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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