Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a journalist based in New York.


AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

While everyone has had their eyes on Keystone XL, the Environmental Protection Agency has been quietly dismantling our dirtiest carbon emitters. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Fueling the needs of biofuel factories could mean growing fields of 30-foot-tall grass, but no one’s positive it will stay where it’s told. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


Flickr/ Elizabeth Brossa

The southern end of the tar-sands pipeline is mostly completed, but the opposition is just getting started. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Why did the tar-sands pipeline become the hot issue in a Massachusetts primary election thousands of miles away from where it might be built? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/Nati Harnik

The battle over the tar sands pipeline among unions has been XL on drama. Read more

Working in America


Flickr/M.V. Jantzen

What has happened with the pipeline in the year since the Obama administration rejected TransCanada's original permit? Read more

Energy and the Environment

Congress passed an extension on the farm bill, dismantling all the good programs, and leaving in all the old and inefficient ones.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File

Promised Land bills itself as an environmental movie, but it’s far more concerned with preserving Dan Barry-esque small-town America mythology. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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New York City has been preparing for climate-borne threats to the transportation system for years. Read more

Energy and the Environment

Although the election season has been devoid of climate change talk, Hurricane Sandy makes our role in increasingly extreme weather patterns impossible to ignore. Read more

Energy and the Environment


(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Nary a mention of the environment came up during the first two debates, despite the fact that American citizens are finally ready to talk about the issue after our long, hot summer. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How an endangered species barely an inch long could be a big barrier to TransCanada’s pipeline dreams. Read more

Energy and the Environment


(Flickr / Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)

The Locavore's Dilemma takes aim at the sustainability movement, ignoring the broader problems plaguing our food system. Read more


The D.C. Court of Appeals released an opinion last week that protects the EPA's greenhouse-gas regulation from the scorn of those who protest climate-change prevention. Read more

Law and Justice

The victory against Keystone XL is an essential—but insufficient—step to building a powerful climate movement.  Read more

Energy and the Environment

Republicans aren't just against cap-and-trade. They're going after long-standing environmental laws, too. Read more