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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Action. She has worked extensively on energy, food, water and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.

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Dangerous Thinking: Carbon Capture Technology Won't Solve Our Emissions Problems

Pennsylvania and other places want to push forward on carbon removal plans, but there's little evidence for their impact.

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The Daunting Water Crisis Requires a Bold Federal Response

In Jackson, Mississippi, and throughout the South, communities are struggling to meet their residents' most basic needs.

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Deb Haaland Attacked by Fossil Fuel Industry

If Haaland follows through on the actions the oil and gas industry and their allies in Congress are worried about, she will be the most effective Interior Secretary in recent memory. 

Wenonah Hauter ·


Banning Fracking: Politically Smart and a Climate Necessity

A call to ban fracking is bound to energize climate activists and progressive voters, who see it as the kind of bold action necessary to confront the climate crisis.

Wenonah Hauter ·


Trump Seeks to Frack the 2020 Election

While Donald Trump will run as the champion of a disastrous addiction to fossil fuels and fracking, Democrats should proudly champion a different vision.

Wenonah Hauter ·


Recognizing the Neoliberal Roots at the Heart of Trump's Cruel and Inhumane Border Policies

America’s unique responsibility for creating this crisis is one of the many reasons that we have to put an end to the president's "zero-tolerance" policy.

Wenonah Hauter ·


What Fossil Fuels and Factory Farms Have in Common

Hint: They’re both issues of environmental injustice.

Wenonah Hauter ·


We Are Drowning In Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

Plastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet—from fracking wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland.

Wenonah Hauter ·

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