Republican Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Photo by NASA on Flickr.
05 Mar 2018

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Extensive Effort By Russia To Fuel Pipeline Opposition

Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using “social media propaganda” to incite pipeline protests.

BNSF oil train. Photo by Raymond Shobe (bossco) on Flickr.
30 Jan 2018

Washington Activists Sue For Right To Ban Fossil Fuel Trains

Activists in Spokane are suing the U.S. government for violating the “constitutional right” to a “livable climate” by prohibiting bans against fossil fuel trains.

17 Dec 2017

Interview With Todd Miller, Author of ‘Storming The Wall: Climate Change, Migration, And Homeland Security’

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola interview journalist Todd Miller, author of Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security. It was published by City Lights Books in September and was praised by Bill McKibben, Christian Parenti, and Dahr Jamail, who has appeared on this podcast multiple times. Miller

Pruitt The Pollutor, Rally To Oppose EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt. Photo by Lorie Shaull via number7cloud on Flickr.
01 Aug 2017

Senior EPA Official Resigns In Protest Against EPA Administrator’s ‘Industry Deregulation’

A senior Environmental Protection Agency official resigned from the agency in protest against Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans for industry deregulation.

Interior Department whistleblower Joel Clement went to the Washington Post to blow the whistle on President Donald Trump's administration. (Screen shot via the Washington Post [Fair Use])
19 Jul 2017

Interior Department Whistleblower Goes Public With Claim Of Retaliation By Trump Administration

A former Interior Department policy director faced retaliation for “speaking out about the dangers that climate change poses to Alaska Native communities.”

Flooding in Imperial Beach. Photo by Sher Edling LLP (
18 Jul 2017

California Communities Facing Rising Sea Level Sue Big Oil Companies For Damage Done

Two counties in California, Marin and San Mateo Counties, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, sued 37 fossil fuel corporations for damage they claim the companies allegedly knew would occur as a result of their contribution to rising sea level and global warming. “Major corporate members of the

Journalist Rania Khalek discusses her plans for covering the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
30 Apr 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast: Episode 14

On this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast episode, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss UC Berkeley and Ann Coulter, immigrant prosecutions, President Donald Trump’s busy day on April 26, and one of the most recent ominous reports about the Arctic ice melting. With Rania in the Middle East for the

16 Apr 2017

Interview With Michael Mann: Climate Change Denial And Attacks On Scientists In Age Of Trump

Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Michael Mann, who is a distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University. He also directs the Penn State University Earth Science Center. And he’s the co-author of the book, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Destroying The

Scott Pruitt. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
04 Apr 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Unfazed By Deadly Nature Of His Ideological Agenda

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt pushes states’ rights and climate change denial without regard for the health or lives of Americans.

Texas Congressman Lamar Smith at a hearing for the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Screencap from CSPAN broadcast.
29 Mar 2017

The GOP’s New Front In Culture War Against Climate Science

Republicans and the fossil fuel interests that own them—along with their theoconservative ideologies—have opened up a new front in the culture wars.