Elliott Negin

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Elliott handles media relations for the Nuclear Power and Global Security programs. He also regularly writes for the Huffington Post and other publications on UCS-related topics. See Elliott's full bio.

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Hyping US Missile Defense Capabilities Could Have Grave Consequences

During a recent interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity about the threat posed by a potential North Korean nuclear strike, the President declared that the United States has “missiles that can knock out a missile in the air 97 percent of the time.” The facts, however, tell a different story. Read more >

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Trump Nominee Kathleen Hartnett White Ignores Climate Change In Her Own Backyard

White has personally experienced climate change-related extreme weather events in her home state of Texas. Scientists say they are only going to get worse. Read more >

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EPA Chief Pruitt’s Recent Halloween Trick Will Scare the Health Out of You

On Halloween, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt gave Americans the equivalent of an apple filled with razor blades. Read more >

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Economically and environmentally, it would be far better for the future of the planet to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and provide more incentives for clean energy. Photo: Union of Concerned Scientists

Memo to EPA Chief Pruitt: End Subsidies for Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

Fossil fuels have been feasting at the government trough for at least 100 years. Renewables have received support only since the mid-1990s and, until recently, have had to subsist on scraps. Read more >

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Will Scott Pruitt Tap Polluter-Friendly Scientists for Key Advisory Panel?

A third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, an influential panel that reviews the science the agency uses in formulating safeguards, could be succeeded by climate science-denying, polluter-friendly replacements when their terms expire at the end of this month.

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