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Polluters’ Coup Takes Over Air Control Agency

Multi-Front Response Begins

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Polluting industries and their allies pulled off a coup at the nation’s top regional air quality agency on March 4, firing the long-time executive officer in a cl


Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit Portends Anti-Democratic Decisions

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor On Jan. 7, TransCanada, the company behind the recently-rejected Keystone XL pipeline, filed two lawsuits—one in federal court, the other seeking $15 billion in dam

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Activists Urge Council to Restore Port Oversight

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Plaintiffs in the China Shipping lawsuit accused the Port of Los Angeles of breaking the law and called for new oversight structures to be put into place at a city council committee meeting on Dec. 15. They s

An Irregular, Not Quite Random, Retrospective

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor, and Erik Kongshaug, Former Editor Thirty-five years is an eternity in the news business. When Random Lengths was launched, during Jimmy Carter’s presiden

COP 21 Paris:

Beyond the Climate Summit

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor During the 20 years since the first United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as Conference of Parties or COP, emissions have risen more than 60 percent. But such dismal failu

Echoes of China Shipping

SCIG Railyard Trial Resurrects Old Concerns

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor   Despite more than a decade of welcome environmental progress by local ports, haunting echoes of the China Shipping lawsu

Beyond Terror

Paris attacks reflect failure to learn

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor In The Art of War, Sun Tzu writes, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yo

1,000 Strikes:

Picketers form the Port Truckers Strike press conference in October. Photo by Slobodan Dimitrov

Port Trucker Says They’re Not About to Stop

By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor   From Oct. 26 through

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