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About Meteor Blades

Meteor Blades is a writer and contributing editor at DailyKos. He believes there is something profoundly wrong with our system — the unchecked accumulation of wealth and power into the hands of a very small group of corporate business interests has contributed to the wholesale corruption of our political system. For an understanding about the level of corruption in our country, he encourages you to view these two PBS documentaries: (1) The Untouchables; (2) The United States of ALEC.

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Hurricanes Impact People Unequally

October 6th, 2017 | by Meteor Blades

Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host and executive producer of “Rising Up With Sonali,” a television and radio show that airs on Free Speech TV and Pacifica stations. She is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S.-based non-profit solidarity organization that funds the social, political, and humanitarian projects of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

Trump’s Plans To Demolish Clean Power Plan Revealed

October 6th, 2017 | by Meteor Blades

It’s not the perfect plan, but the Clean Power Plan developed by the Obama administration is the strongest U.S. effort yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel power plants to address climate change. So, of course, the climate science-denying, fossil-fuel marionettes of the Trump regime are eager to get rid of it.

Scott Pruitt’s EPA Is Crazyland

August 22nd, 2017 | by Meteor Blades

Until now, Ronald Reagan-appointed Anne Gorsuch Burford [mother of nepotastic stolen-seat Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch] was the worst administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in its nearly half-century of existence. She cut its budget by a fifth and worked diligently to please polluting industries that she claimed were over-regulated. She was just one appointee during Reagan’s terms chosen to run agencies or departments they didn’t even think should exist. But in six months, Scott Pruitt, the EPA-hating head of the EPA, has stolen the worst-ever title from her

US Magistrate Judge Rejects Pennsylvania Fracking Award

April 12th, 2017 | by Meteor Blades

A U.S. magistrate judge has rejected a jury’s March 2016 decision to award more than $4 million to two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania, fracking who claimed their well water had been tainted by methane released from underground rock formations by hydraulic fracturing -- fracking

Trump Can’t Stop Renewable Energy Revolution

April 12th, 2017 | by Meteor Blades

While it certainly seems true that the switch to renewables is irreversible, if Donald Trump were to succeed in the Koch-promoted efforts he’s already adopted to trash his predecessor’s climate-and-energy initiatives, the switch could be slowed in the states, giving China and Europe the same kind of advantage as the Danish Vestas company got when it moved ahead on wind technology after the Reagan administration abandoned America’s wind-power lead in the 1980s.

Will President-Elect Trump Keep His Climate-Trashing Campaign Promises?

November 14th, 2016 | by Meteor Blades

Nobody who opposed Trump in this election needs to be reminded of his public stance on climate change. He is deeply in the denier camp of people who believe (or pretend to believe because it pads their bottom line) that climate change will go away if the scientists and activists will just shut up about it

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