Sam Ross-Brown


Sam Ross-Brown is The American Prospect's associate editor.

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Google partner Sidewalk Labs wants to remake the Toronto waterfront as a privately run digital development. It may really be a digital dystopia. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Ahead of the first 2020 presidential debates, Dems have released some of the most far-reaching housing plans in decades. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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His heir apparent looks to be a far more effective dismantler of environmental protections. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Chicago's massive Amazon HQ2 incentive package could hit the city's transit budget hard. Read more

Economic Policy



With cities already struggling to comply with federal drinking water standards, the GOP tax legislation eliminates a critical tool for financing improvements.   Read more

Economic Policy


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Both versions of the GOP tax plan could deal a devastating blow to solar and wind production.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The state’s decision is the pipeline’s last regulatory hurdle. Next stop: the courts. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Pruitt’s aggressive effort to repeal the Clean Water Rule is the latest battle in the Trumpian attack on environmental regulations, democratic norms, and the rule of law. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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While momentum is building, local governments face myriad challenges in their bid to support the Paris Agreement.   Read more

Energy and the Environment


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With a pair of bills targeting EPA research, Representative Lamar Smith launches an all-out war on climate science. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A grassroots campaign to stop a traditional expressway project shows how communities can shape state transportation decisions.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to protect clean water, but his selection of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency tells a different story. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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For Anthony Foxx, fixing America’s roads and bridges isn’t just about rebuilding. It’s about addressing the racial and economic divisions long embedded in the nation’s infrastructure in places like Pittsburgh. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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The auto industry, already under fire following a string of safety recalls, has successfully lobbied for multiple loopholes in federal emissions standards, and is now battling with regulators to weaken the administration’s signature fuel economy plan. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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A bipartisan "green tea" group is fighting for solar in Florida. Read more

Energy and the Environment


Goldman Environmental Prize

For her work against the proposed Fairfield incinerator in South Baltimore, Destiny Watford has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.  Read more

Economic Policy


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A proposal, pushed by the state's utility companies, to reduce payments to solar consumers could scare off people who are considering investing in solar energy. Read more

Housing and Transportation

Underfunded and under attack, the EPA has failed to enforce water testing and treatment rules.  Read more

Health and Social Policy


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After years of gridlock on climate action, Washington state could soon pioneer the nation's first tax on greenhouse gas emissions.  Read more

Energy and the Environment