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Jim Riccio

Jim Riccio

Jim currently directs nuclear policy work at Greenpeace USA. In the early 1990s, Jim served as the Campaign Coordinator for Greenpeace’s Nuclear Campaign. While with Greenpeace, Jim successfully campaigned to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Rainier, Oregon. He also worked to prevent the deregulation of radioactive waste and to keep it from […]

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Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Director of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program. He holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. In 2009, Kregel served as Rapporteur of the President of the UN General Assembly’s Commission on […]

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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Economist and author Diane Coyle runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is Vice Chair of the BBC Trust. She is a member of the Migration Advisory Committee, was a member of the Browne Review of higher education funding, and was on the Competition Commission for eight years. Diane is a visiting professor at the University […]

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Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recognition of her accomplishments and national leadership in this field, President Bill Clinton appointed her as director of the Service in 1997, a post she held until 2001. During her tenure as […]

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Sherle Schwenninger

Sherle Schwenninger

Sherle Schwenninger directs the New America Foundation’s Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs. One of the founders of New America, he is the former director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program. Mr. Schwenninger was founding editor of World Policy Journal from 1983 to 1992, and served as Director of the World Policy Institute at […]

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Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff

Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University School of Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers […]

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Casson Trenor

Casson Trenor

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off […]

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in […]

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Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kynikos Associates. As the largest exclusive short selling investment firm, Kynikos provides investment management services for domestic and offshore clients. Mr. Chanos opened Kynikos Associates in 1985 to implement investment strategies he had uncovered while beginning his Wall Street career as a financial analyst with Paine […]

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Tom Ferguson

Tom Ferguson

Thomas Ferguson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and a Senior Fellow of the Roosevelt Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and taught formerly at MIT and the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, […]

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Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz studies U.S. social and political history. He received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University (1980) after earning bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University (1972) and Balliol College, Oxford University (1974). Chants Democratic (1984), which won several national prizes, including the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, shows how the working […]

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William Black

William Black

Bill Black is an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the Universityof Missouri– Kansas City. He is a white-collar criminologist. His regulatory career is profiled in Chapter 2 of Professor Riccucci’s book Unsung Heroes (Georgetown U. Press: 1995), Chapter 4 (“The Consummate Professional: Creating Leadership”) of Professor Bowman, et al’s book The Professional Edge […]

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Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, DC office which she opened in March 2008. In her role, Ms. Austin-Hillery oversees D.C. office operations, serves as the chief advocate for the Brennan Center on a host of justice and democracy issues and coordinates work with other civil rights, social […]

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Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann

Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is a Research Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Hartmann has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has […]

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Alex Matthiessen

Alex Matthiessen

Alex Matthiessen is the founder and president of Blue Marble Project, an environmental consulting firm based in New York City. From 2000-2010, Matthiessen was the CEO and president of Riverkeeper, a Hudson Valley based organization best known for leading the decades-long campaign to reclaim and restore the Hudson River and protect the NYC Watershed. Previously, […]

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Naomi Klein
June 11, 2015

Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic.

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Michael Brune
May 21, 2015

The controversy over Keystone XL has already had one good outcome: A lot more people have at least heard of tar sands.


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Michael Brune
May 14, 2015

I had a terrible nightmare: President Mitt Romney approved Shell Oil’s drilling plans for the Chukchi Sea off the coast

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Naomi Klein
March 26, 2015

Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we’re not treating it as a real emergency.


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Just after midnight, 26 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince Will

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Michael Brune
March 12, 2015

The United States is at the tail end of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a massive trade deal with Mex


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Naomi Klein
December 8, 2014

Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the pr

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November 6, 2014

There are times when slow small steps are okay and other times “when you need to run like a buffalo,” says Naomi Klein in


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Naomi Klein
October 30, 2014

Naomi Klein on why she thinks climate change offers the most positive argument against the ‘brutal logic’ of aust

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Michael Brune
October 29, 2014

Two years ago, news broke about a hurricane called Sandy that might be headed toward the East Coast.


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Two years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy came barreling up the East Coast, killing 117 Americans and damaging hundreds of tho

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October 27, 2014

Naomi Klein is sitting on an armchair with her legs drawn up in an almost yogic pose, cradling a glass of orange juice as she


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With large numbers of people now shivering in fear over Ebola, it has occurred to many that it would be nice if we had a vacc

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Naomi Klein
October 17, 2014

When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies, I h


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Naomi Klein
October 10, 2014

Naomi Klein — “the most visible and influential figure on the American left,” as The New Yorker puts it — dropped b

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
October 2, 2014

Shareholders have been raising concerns about the American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC) for years.


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Naomi Klein
September 30, 2014

The following is an excerpt from fromThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs.

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Naomi Klein
September 24, 2014

Ever since she released her the anti-globalization manifesto, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, 15 years ago, Naomi


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Jamie Rappaport Clark
August 25, 2014

We rarely know the exact date and time an entire species goes extinct, but in the case of the passenger pigeon, we do.

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Peter Lehner
August 20, 2014

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis.


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Michael Brune
August 18, 2014

For the eighth year in a row, Sierra magazine has dedicated a big chunk of its September/October issue to higher education.

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David Doniger
August 11, 2014

Amidst hundreds of supporters of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan at the Environmental Protection Agency’s hea


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Laurie Johnson
August 8, 2014

The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) just released an important analysis on the costs of delaying climate action.

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Frances Beinecke
July 30, 2014

Next week the Environmental Protection Agency will host four public hearings on its plan to reduce climate change pollution f


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Frances Beinecke
July 24, 2014

Matt Russell recently declared that “we are already experiencing the effects of climate change.

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Jeffrey Sachs
June 30, 2014

If the world is to solve the climate-change crisis, we will need a new approach.


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Robert Stavins
June 23, 2014

This week, the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed regulati

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Frances Beinecke
June 19, 2014

This is great day for anyone who has ever marveled at wide-open seas and rich ocean life.


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Jeffrey Sachs
June 17, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency issued proposed rules for power plants last week, arguing that the extra costs of low-car

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Frances Beinecke
June 12, 2014

The Obama administration announced a major breakthrough today that will safeguard our health and protect future generations f


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Vicki Arroyo
March 11, 2014

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


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Ruth Greenspan Bell
February 24, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry should be saluted for energizing US policy on climate change and pushing for global progress to

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After several decades of negotiations, we are no nearer to stopping concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) at 450 ppm in t


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Jeffrey Sachs
February 3, 2014

The new State Department Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone Pipeline does three things.

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Vicki Arroyo
January 10, 2014

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is publishing proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants.


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January 2, 2014

Remember climate change? Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, appeared on Moyer

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Alex Matthiessen
December 26, 2013

Small beer is perhaps too kind a term for the prosaic proposals being batted around by New York Governor Andrew M.


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John Seager
December 2, 2013

The suffering in the Philippines right now in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan is simply heartbreaking.


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November 21, 2013

Jennifer Morgan and Ruth Greenspan Bell discuss challenges and new ideas in the field of international climate negotiations.

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I am honored to accept the Ambulatory Pediatric Association’s (APA’s) George Armstrong Lecture Award 2000 on beha


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This afternoon, I had a short meeting with President Obama that left me more convinced than ever that he’s serious abou


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The Sierra Club’s Delta Chapter has worked for more than 28 years to slow and restore the damage to Louisiana’s

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Hurricane Sandy is a tragic reminder of the threat of climate change, and it has forced the issue back on our national agenda


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We can say happy anniversary to the self-flattery and continual sabotage of the UN climate negotiations by President Obama’

Set aside the politics: Data shows that climate change is happening, measurably, now.


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Today is Foreign Affairs Day, a holiday for the US Department of State, where Greenpeace will be among world diplomats commu

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The United States Congress passed a climate policy, and President Obama signed it.


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Current International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards do not provide adequate protection against the diversion to military u

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Daniel Lashof
November 19, 2013

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency will move against climate change by continuing the job it was created to do, 4


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John Fullerton
July 19, 2011

- A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological d