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. His UCS blog won a 2018 first prize from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He is co-author and photographer of Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock (Yale University Press, 2015). See Derrick's full bio.

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EPA’s Plan to Ignore Co-Benefits will Cost American Lives

People who can afford to live in their most-desired neighborhood often select it for the primary reasons of convenience, cleanliness, and quiet. Those features come with what environmental scientists call social, economic, and environmental “co-benefits.”

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Food Companies at the Table in Trump Administration’s Dietary Guidelines Committee

Putting a new twist on the term “pork-barrel politics,” the National Pork Board, along with other of food industry and infant formula lobbyists, may be maneuvering into a position of undue influence in the Trump administration’s five-year update of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Read more >

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How the Government Shutdown Shredded Indian Health Services

The end of the partial government shutdown last month could not have come soon enough for Native Americans. For them, shutdown equaled full insult. Read more >

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Trump Swamp Threatens Waters of the US

In December, the Trump EPA issued its intended replacement for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The proposed rollback ignores the value of wetlands, includes a highly dubious cost-benefit analysis, and uses hysteria to shut down science. Read more >

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Record-Smashing Auction Sets America on Course for Offshore Wind

There can be no more doubt on the promise of American offshore wind energy after Friday’s record-smashing federal auction of 390,000 acres of water far south of Martha’s Vineyard. A forlorn area that attracted no bids in 2015 from investors frustrated over the collapse of Cape Wind is now the Cinderella of energy, going in three parcels for a combined $405.1 million.

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