Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz is the editor of the EnvironmentaList, the Greenpeace blog. He lives in New York City.

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Don’t Look Now, But There Was Just a Mass Exodus of Oil Companies From the Arctic
Now that Spanish oil company Repsol has relinquished the last of its 93 leases in the Chukchi Sea, only one leaseholder is left — Shell. Why the company is holding onto a single lease after losing billions of dollars and any reputation for competence it might have had is anybody’s guess. But the...
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Last Saturday (May 24th) marked the third anniversary of the murder of husband and wife activists Ze Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espirito Santo. Views
Friday, May 30, 2014
Illegal Wood and Murdered Activists in the Amazon
Although a properly managed and inclusive process of timber extraction could be beneficial to both local communities, extractors, and consumers, the global demand for Amazonian wood has produced a culture of lawlessness, impunity, and dysfunction among the timber industry in Brazil. Indigenous and...
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The McCutcheon Decision Hangs in the Balance. So Does Our Democracy
The US Supreme Court is about to rule in a case that, if successful, would sound the death knell for average Americans’ rapidly-dwindling influence over our politics. McCutcheon vs. FEC seeks to remove many of the few leftover limits protecting our democracy since Citizens United.
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