Top state lawmakers oppose Cuomo’s push to override NYC’s landmark climate law

New York Focus, February 18, 2021 A new analysis finds that the governor’s proposal would “completely undermine” New York City’s climate law, setting the stage for a clash with the newly emboldened legislature. It’s just two paragraphs, buried toward the end of the nearly 4,000 pages making up Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget for … Continue reading Top state lawmakers oppose Cuomo’s push to override NYC’s landmark climate law

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail could become a renewable energy hub

France 24, February 12, 2021 It’s long been one of the United States’ most infamous jails. Now Rikers Island looks set to become a renewable energy hub, a plan for which New York City environmental justice organizers have campaigned since the closure of the jail complex was announced in 2019. For many Americans, the name … Continue reading New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail could become a renewable energy hub

En Pennsylvanie, le gaz de schiste s’invite dans la campagne présidentielle

France 24, 17 octobre 2020 Dans la course à la Maison Blanche, le gaz de schiste et la Pennsylvanie sont presque devenus synonymes. Pourtant, dans l’un des comtés de l’État produisant le plus de gaz, la relation des habitants avec cette industrie est bien plus complexe que prévu. Reportage. La famille de Rose Friend, 83 … Continue reading En Pennsylvanie, le gaz de schiste s’invite dans la campagne présidentielle

In Pennsylvania, fracking might not be the winning issue US presidential candidates think it is

France 24, October 13, 2020 In the battle for the White House, Pennsylvania and fracking have become all but synonymous. Yet in one of the state’s largest gas-producing counties, FRANCE 24 found residents’ relationship with the industry to be far more vexed than the national debate suggests. Rose Friend’s family has a long history with … Continue reading In Pennsylvania, fracking might not be the winning issue US presidential candidates think it is

Can Extinction Rebellion Survive?

Dissent, Winter 2020 XR promised to transcend politics as we know it. Yet politics has a stubborn way of catching up with those who disavow it. Ten years ago, as world leaders headed to Copenhagen for the fifteenth annual United Nations Climate Change Conference, dignitaries hailed the event as the last chance to avert catastrophe. … Continue reading Can Extinction Rebellion Survive?

French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works

France 24, August 31, 2019 The city of Dunkirk in northern France launched a revamped bus system last year with a twist – it’s completely free. A new study shows that the programme is not only revitalising the city center but also helping the environment. Dunkirk, which sits on the “Opal Coast” at the northernmost … Continue reading French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works

Exxon et « nous » – sur Perdre la Terre de Nathaniel Rich

AOC (Analyse Opinion Critique), 12 juin 2019 En août dernier, le New York Times Magazine consacrait l’intégralité de sa pagination à un long article signé de l’écrivain Nathaniel Rich et annoncé en lettres blanches sur fond noir : « Il y a trente ans, nous aurions pu sauver la planète. » Enrichi et transformé en livre, Perdre … Continue reading Exxon et « nous » – sur Perdre la Terre de Nathaniel Rich

Climate Politics after the Yellow Vests

Dissent, Spring 2019 Far from being anti-environment, the gilets jaunes have exposed the greenwashing of Macron’s deeply regressive economic and social agenda. I first passed the protest camp on Christmas Eve, as the sun was setting and most of the country was preparing to sit down for the holiday dinner. So were twenty-odd local gilets … Continue reading Climate Politics after the Yellow Vests