Derrick Z. Jackson

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Derrick Z. Jackson is a UCS Fellow in climate and energy and the Center for Science and Democracy. He is an award-winning journalist and co-author and photographer of Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock, published by Yale University Press (2015). See Derrick's full bio.

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Workers dwarfed by offshore wind blade tips and towers at Siemens deployment dock in Hull. Offshore wind is part of the revival of many port cities in Europe. Photo: Derrick Z. Jackson

Trump Onboard for Offshore Wind?

The dramatically dropping costs of offshore wind, which is now cheaper than nuclear power and closing in on parity with fossil fuels in Europe, have sparked an explosion of renewed interest in the US. Read more >

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With Pruitt Under Fire, Likely Successor Andrew Wheeler’s Coal Ties Deserve Scrutiny

As ethics storm clouds build over Scott Pruitt, environmentalists eager for a new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should beware.

That is because the odds-on next leader of the EPA is Andrew Wheeler. Read more >

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Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services. Photo: Wikimedia

Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration: The Cases of Alex Azar and Brenda Fitzgerald

It is slim relief that Brenda Fitzgerald was forced to resign last week as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a very short and immoral tenure. Now eyes turn to Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services. Read more >

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At the CDC, as Elsewhere Throughout the Government, Words Have Consequences

It does not matter who pulls the semantic shroud over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to matters of science and health, any level of silence at the CDC is a declaration that saving lives is secondary to politics. Read more >

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A Toxic Nomination Hangs in the Balance: Who Will Stand Up to Finally Topple Michael Dourson?

Michael Dourson and his firm have routinely judged chemicals to be safe at levels hundreds of times greater than the current standards issued by the EPA. He is clearly unfit to protect us from dangerous chemicals. To doom his nomination, only one more vote is needed. Who will topple him? Read more >

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