The Latest by Bill Walker

December 9, 2008

Where the Deer and the Antelope Played

Motorists heading to Colorado ski resorts are being confronted with images of the state not found in tourist brochures: Pollution-spewing oil and gas rigs looming over wildlife habitat, ranchland and neighborhoods. The billboards are part of a campaign by the Colorado Environmental Coalition to tell Coloradans and out-of-state visitors that there’s a dark side to …

November 20, 2008

New Generation Takes Direct Action Against King Coal

The coal industry, whose schemes for scores of dirty new power plants are being challenged in the courts by Earthjustice and other organizations, is also under siege by a new generation of protesters whose favored tactic is nonviolent direct action. Earlier this year, Al Gore issued a call to action—"I believe we’ve reached the stage …

November 5, 2008

Kids' Bodies Aren't Toxic Waste Dumps

Why did Obama win? According to today’s lead editorial in The New York Times, it’s because "he saw what is wrong with this country: the utter failure of government to protect its citizens." Nowhere is that more clear than in the Bush Administration’s shameful record on toxic chemicals. For the last 8 years—as government, academic …