mass media

California is Suing Big Oil Thanks to Journalism

A collage of media logos

California’s climate and consumer protection lawsuit against Big Oil was made possible by the past work of journalists. What’s the state of climate journalism now?

The state of California has joined the party. By “party” I mean the increasingly ambitious climate liability litigation against Big Oil. And when California shows up at the party, the volume goes way up. There’s already been a lot of smart analysis on the legal arguments (including by UCLA’s Cara Horowitz here). I’d like to …


On the Advantages of Being Out of the Political Spotlight

Environmental issues haven’t been on the front page much recently, and on the whole I think that’s a good thing.  The fact is that budget issues, the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and Medicare have pushed the environment out of the spotlight.  Predictions about politics are always hazardous and seem to be getting even …