Newspaper Articles – Kenneth Artz

North Carolina Windfarms Receiving Blowback

North Carolina, home to three military airbases, is emerging as a major battleground in the ongoing war over wind farms.

Pennsylvania Bill Would End Union Leave for Teachers

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering a bill that would prevent public school districts from enacting policies that allow for “ghost teachers,” individuals who accrue s

Illinois Narrowly Avoids School Shutdown with Stopgap Budget

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a series of last-minute stopgap-budget bills, ensuring Illinois public schools receive necessary funding to open on time in the fall.

EPA Playing Politics with Herbicide Study, Requires Oversight

An 87-page report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cancer Assessment Review Committee, dated October 1, 2015, concluded exposure to the herbicide glyphosate—the acti

Cayman Islands Using Genetically Modified Mosquitos to Fight Zika

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Cayman Islands to fight a species of mosquito known to spread the Zika virus and other diseases, according to the an announcement

Coal Power Under Pressure in Illinois

Coal, once the bedrock of America’s energy supply, faces both regulatory and economic pressure increasingly making it an uneconomical electric power source, a fact bringing economic hardship to Ill

Massachusetts Loses Climate Action Case Brought by Youths

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) failed to comply with its legal obligation to reduce the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Massachu

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe

Genetically modified (GM) crops, agricultural plants which have had their DNA modified using genetic engineering techniques, are safe to eat and do not harm the environment, accor

G-7 Nations Promote Traditional Energy Development

The Group of Seven (G-7), an informal bloc of industrialized democratic countries, announced they plan to promote investments in oil and gas projects to ensure the availability of