E.A. Crunden

E.A. Crunden is a climate reporter at ThinkProgress, writing mostly on environmental justice and the green scene, and occasionally covering world affairs, immigration, vulnerable populations, and so-called “Trump country”.

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The Solar Industry is Booming, but Most of the Rewards only go to White Men

The solar energy industry is booming. But according to a new report, the industry is overwhelmingly white and male, highlighting the diversity problems plaguing the field.

May 8, 2019

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There Could Be a Successful Carbon Pricing Next Year Despite Midterms Disappointment

Climate advocates across the country are refusing to back down after a historic carbon fee proposal failed at the ballot in Washington state on Tuesday. Despite disappointment, a number of states are already preparing for their own attempts at putting a price on carbon emissions — and it could come as early as next year.

November 13, 2018

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North Carolina Joins Paris agreement, Citing Historic Storms like Florence

North Carolina has committed to upholding the landmark Paris climate agreement by slashing greenhouse gas emissions, a move that comes a little over a month after Hurricane Florence devastated the state.

October 31, 2018

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Nuclear Plant Declares Emergency, Second Breach Reported at Coal Ash Site amid Florence’s Rains

At least 23 people have died in North and South Carolina so far during the historic storm. Around half a million people in the region are without power, with more damage expected as Florence continues to rage.

September 18, 2018

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Portland’s Efforts to Crack Down on Fossil Fuels just Won Big

Oregon’s Supreme Court has handed a major victory to Portland, upholding the city’s right to greatly restrict fossil fuel infrastructure.

August 7, 2018

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Accidentally-Released Documents Show Interior Agency Prioritized Industry Over Public Lands

Documents released by the Department of the Interior — and then retracted a day later — reveal that agency officials dismissed evidence that public lands provide numerous benefits in favor of prioritizing fossil fuel interests, along with ranching and logging.

July 24, 2018

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