Lukas Ross

Lukas Ross is a climate and energy campaigner at Friends of the Earth where he works on greening the federal budget and ending subsidies for polluters.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Scott Pruitt's Mission to Destroy the EPA
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt headed to Congress for testimony before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on the environment. The topic of the hearing? “The Mission of the US EPA.” Since Pruitt has been incredibly sparing in his appearances on Capitol Hill, this is a rare chance to ask hard...
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Free Trade, DNC Platform and the Climate Crisis
The same day TransCanada sued the U.S. government for $15 billion , the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee met in Missouri . Between the two, there is a lesson to be learned about free trade and the climate crisis. The lawsuit was the anticipated result of President Obama rejecting the...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Five Awful Things in the House Zombie Energy Bill
In preparation for Election Day—or maybe Halloween?—the House leadership has assembled a Frankenstein’s monster of bad energy policy. Pieced together from the remains of 13 separate bills already passed by the House, but justifiably ignored in the Senate, these zombies are being raised from the...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Dirty Money, Dirty Fuels: Why Money in Politics Matters to the Environment
What if fighting dirty money in our elections was the key to fighting dirty fuels in our economy? That’s the question asked in a recent report released by the Sierra Club and Oil Change International. From the perspective of the fossil fuel industry, political contributions are just another form of...
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