Kate Sheppard is a staff reporter for Mother Jones, focusing on energy and environmental politics from Washington, D.C. She was previously the political reporter for Grist and a writing fellow at The American Prospect. Her work has also been featured in the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Center for Public Integrity, In These Times, and Bitch.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Heat is on as the NYT Closes Its Environment Desk
Late last week, the New York Times made news – when it broke that the paper has shuttered its environment desk.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Coal Industry's $47 Million PR Spending Spree
The coal industry's major lobby group, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity , shelled out a stunning $47 million last year on lobbying, advertising and "grassroots outreach" efforts to fight climate legislation and tout the benefits of "clean coal." Its efforts to actually develop clean coal technology, however, were a lot less impressive.