The Environmentalist

  • These Are the Videos the Tuna Industry Doesn’t Want You to See

    July 28, 2015
    John Hocevar

    Today, we’re releasing five new video testimonials from Pacific tuna fishermen detailing the horrible conditions they’ve worked under. The interviews—conducted in a South Pacific port earlier this year—reveal incidents of abuse, inadequate or nonexistent pay, food and sleep deprivation, and even murder.

  • Is Portland All That Stands Between Shell and Arctic Oil?

    July 23, 2015
    Tim Donaghy

    Does Shell have the final permits it needs to drill in the Arctic? Why is one of its crucial pieces of equipment in Portland, Oregon? Didn't we go through this same thing with Shell in 2012? We answer your questions on this week's #ShellNo news.

  • The Best Science on Alaska's Bering Sea Canyons Just Got Better

    July 22, 2015
    Jackie Dragon

    Scientists have recently made critical new discoveries about some of the most ecologically significant waters in the United States: the Bering Sea canyons. With new information in hand, the case for Bering Sea conservation has never been stronger.

  • Industry Lobbying Jeopardizes Chemical Plant Safety Rules

    July 22, 2015
    Taylor Smith-Hams

    New chemical plant safety rules are expected from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in September. As workers, first responders, and communities around the country await these proposed rules, here are two of the biggest barriers to stronger safety requirements.

  • Hot Topics at ALEC's 2015 Meeting in San Diego

    July 21, 2015
    Guest Blogger

    This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will bring together hundreds of corporate lobbyists with state and local politicians at a posh hotel in San Diego for the group's annual meeting. A look at the agenda tells us more about what ALEC has planned for 2015 and beyond.