Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Jessica Corbett is a staff writer for Common Dreams. Follow her on Twitter: @corbett_jessica.

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U.S. President Donald Trump introduces EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler during an event to unveil significant changes to the National Environmental Policy Act at the White House on January 9, 2020. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Eco 'Sabotage': Trump EPA Issues Last-Minute Rule to Make Action on Climate and Pollution Harder for Biden
With President Donald Trump's first term soon coming to an end, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday finalized a rule that critics are calling a last-minute attempt to "sabotage" future efforts by President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration to tackle the intertwined climate and...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
'Big Step' for Antitrust as FTC and State AGs Sue Facebook as Illegal Monopoly
In a coordinated attack following over a year of investigation, federal regulators and a coalition of nearly all state attorneys general filed a pair of lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday, arguing that the social media giant has become an illegal monopoly and should not only be broken up but...
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A protestor wearing a face mask displays a placard reading 'Save The Earth' during the climate crisis protest in Seoul. (Photo: Simon Shin/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
New UN 'Emissions Gap' Report Emphasizes Necessity of Green Recovery From Covid-19 Pandemic
Underscoring the necessity of a green, just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, a United Nations report released Wednesday warns that despite a brief pandemic-related drop in planet-heating emissions, the world is still on track to blast past the Paris climate agreement target temperature...
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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C. on December 7, 2020. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
'No Dissents': US Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Trump Allies' Bid to Overturn Loss in Pennsylvania
In another legal loss for President Donald Trump and his allies, the U.S. Supreme Court—to which Trump has appointed three justices—on Tuesday unanimously denied an attempt by a Republican congressman and a group of GOP candidates in Pennsylvania to overturn the commonwealth's election results,...
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Plastic waste fills a beach on April 18, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo: Jes Aznar/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Over 550 Groups Urge Biden to Become #PlasticFreePresident With Eight Executive Actions to Address Pollution Crisis
A large and diverse coalition of over 550 organizations came together Tuesday to call on President-elect Joe Biden to tackle the plastic pollution crisis through executive actions that would collectively help turn the tide against consumer waste that is choking the planet's natural world and harming human health.
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Flames are visible from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. (Photo: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbis via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
'Methane Misinformation': Report Details Broken Climate Pledges of Oil and Gas Giants
A report published Tuesday by the nonprofit Earthworks details the difference between what major fossil fuel companies say and do in terms of voluntary and government-mandated efforts to reduce the potent greenhouse gas methane, concluding that "the oil and gas industry's actions show us that they cannot be trusted."
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Polar bears stand on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo: Lev Fedoseyev/TASS via Getty Images) News
Monday, December 07, 2020
In 'Huge Victory for Polar Bears and Our Climate,' Court Rejects Trump Approval of Offshore Drilling Project in Arctic
Climate action advocates and wildlife defenders celebrated Monday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the Trump administration's approval of Liberty, a proposed offshore oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters that opponents warned would endanger local communities, animals, and the environment.
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A woman looks at the destruction in Haulover in the Northern Caribbean Autonomous Region, Nicaragua, on November 28, 2020, days after the passage of Hurricane Iota. (Photo: Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images) News
Monday, December 07, 2020
As World Teeters on Brink, Over 250 Scientists and Scholars Warn of Full-Fledged 'Societal Collapse'
More than 250 scientists and scholars from 30 countries have issued an open letter calling on policymakers to "engage more with the growing risk of societal disruption and collapse due to damage to the climate and environment," arguing that only then "might communities and nations begin to prepare and so reduce its likelihood, speed, severity, harm to the most vulnerable, and to nature."
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U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani listens to Detroit poll worker Jessi Jacobs during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) News
Monday, December 07, 2020
Citing 'Historic Abuse' of Judicial Process, Over 1,500 Attorneys Call for Sanction of Trump Campaign's Legal Team
As President Donald Trump continues what critics have called a "narcissistic crusade" contesting his loss of the November election with lies and baseless lawsuits about election fraud and security, by Monday more than 1,500 attorneys across the country had signed on to a call for bar associations to condemn and investigate his campaign's lawyers.
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DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Friday, December 04, 2020
Federal Judge Delivers 'Huge Victory' for Immigrants, Ordering Trump Administration to Fully Restore DACA
Immigrant rights defenders celebrated Friday after a federal judge delivered yet another blow to the Trump administration's drawn-out effort to kill Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that protects certain undocumented residents who were brought to the United States as...
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