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Black woman holding up sign at voting rights march

Voter Suppression in Georgia Again: Anti-Democracy, Anti-Science

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a sweeping set of election measures targeted at restricting access to voting and suppressing Black voters and voters of color across the state from participating in future elections. The new law imposes stricter voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes, and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. Read more >

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The eye of Hurricane Dorian on September 3, 2019. Photo: Christina Koch/NASA

Intense: 5 Remarkable Facts about Hurricane Dorian

, senior climate scientist

Hurricane Dorian has been a slow-moving, incredibly powerful, and record-breaking storm. These five facts highlight just how remarkable this hurricane has been. Read more >

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He’s a Science Denier—and He Oversees the Nation’s Farm Policy

, Director, Food & Environment

The pattern is clear: by consistently requesting that Congress cut budgets for science, and by decreeing that all federal executive agencies arbitrarily terminate “at least one third” of their advisory committees, the Trump administration is in an all-out war against science—against the premise that evidence and analysis should inform policy-making. Read more >

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Georgia May Shift to Reverse on EV Progress

, Senior policy and legal analyst

Georgia’s leadership on electric vehicle (EV) adoption is in jeopardy. The two transportation bills that are before a 6-member conference committee in the Georgia legislature would cut the $5,000 state tax credit for EVs in Georgia starting July 1 and create a $200 yearly user fee for EV drivers in the state. This one-two punch to EVs is bad news for a state that, in 2014, saved $10 million on fuel costs and avoided the burning of 4.5 million gallons of gasoline thanks to EVs. Read more >

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Why Electric Vehicles Matter in Georgia (and your state too!)

, Senior policy and legal analyst

Electric vehicles (EVs) are crushing it in Georgia. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. EVs cost less to fuel, are fun to drive, and can greatly reduce your environmental footprint – especially when paired with sources of renewable energy like solar or wind power. Read more >

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