“I hope that this is real,” Lauren Boebert said of the deep-state, sex-ring conspiracy theory.
Alexander Kaufman"Boebert is the third QAnon supporter to take first place in a GOP primary vote this cycle..."
To me, this is honestly one of the scariest trends in U.S. politics, and I write about climate change for a living.
A group with ties to the fossil fuel industry plans to use Facebook's op-ed loophole to spread climate misinformation.
Alexander KaufmanFacebook is giving its staff the OK to override climate scientists and promote fossil fuel-funded misinformation about the atmospheric changes taking place on our planet.
Powerful reporting here from @emorwee
A high-ranking agency official jumped at the chance to discuss the department initiative with Steve Milloy, a zealous science denier.
Alexander KaufmanEmails @c_m_dangelo got via FOIA show the Interior Department working directly with Steve Milloy, the guy cigarette and coal companies pay to be the professional troll behind the "Junk Science" blog, to develop a "science transparency" rule.
And they've tried to pass dozens of other measures raising penalties for non-violent demonstrations.
Alexander KaufmanSince 2015, states have enacted 54 new restrictions on peaceful protest. There were 100+ more failed attempts.
The measures are primarily meant to curb fossil fuel protests and isolate supporters of boycotting Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
Newly released documents highlight the degree to which industry has shaped the rules that police it under the Trump administration.
Alexander KaufmanNEW: FOIA'd emails show Big Oil told Interior regulators they "did not see a need" for federal oversight and explicitly asked for deletions from the rule enacted to prevent the next BP disaster.
A top Trump official's response? "Agreed."
The legislation could inflict harsh new punishments on Black protesters opposing a massive complex of plastics plants on what are likely slave burial gro...
Alexander KaufmanNEW: Louisiana passed a bill mandating 3-year minimums for protesters convicted of trespassing on fossil fuel sites during state of emergency.
For activists fighting a giant plastics plant on a slave burial ground, "this is just going back to slavery."
An Ohio agency approved the first advanced offshore wind project in the Great Lakes, but it came with a “project killing” catch, developer LEEDCo says.
Alexander KaufmanThe only major Great Lakes offshore wind project won approval this week, but with a "project-killing catch" -- the turbines would have to halt "all night long between March and November each year to protect birds and bats, gutting its revenue stream."
Alexander KaufmanA friendly reminder to my fellow New Yorkers that you can a request an absentee ballot sent to your home and vote by mail in the June 23rd primary election.
It's super easy and takes less than 10 seconds