Environmentalists Back Off of Carbon Tax

Politico says environmentalists have backed off from proposing taxes on carbon. The reason? Their news report says: This month’s fuel-tax riots in Paris and the defeat of a carbon-fee ballot measure in Washington state show the difficulty of getting people to support a levy on the energy sources that heat their homes and power their…

Environmentalists Sue to Block Minneapolis Housing Project

Two environmentalist groups have filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County District Court seeking to stop a proposed plan by Minneapolis to allow for more housing construction. The proposal pitched as Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, according to Courthouse News Service, would rezone some areas of the city to allow for more housing construction while relaxing environmental…

Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism

Dr. Paul Offit joins Cameron English of the Genetic Literacy Project to discuss the similarities between these two groups, and how anti-biotech and anti-vaccine groups use fear-based messaging impacts the public’s understanding of science. Paul Offit is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He has…