Climate Corner: A bipartisan infrastructure bill

Dec 4, 2021 George Banziger editorial@newsandsentinel.com On Nov. 15 President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. In August the U.S. Senate had passed the bill with 19 Republicans voting for it, and on Nov. 6 the… Read More

Extreme Weather

By George Banziger October 6, 2021 in the Marietta Times Climate change is indeed a worldwide crisis. The international climate summit in Glasgow Scotland, where representatives from 190 nations will convene on November 1, is, only few weeks… Read More

Climate Corner: Re-imagine Appalachia

Sep 18, 2021 George Banziger editorial@newsandsentinel.com There has been a lot of frightening and vividly portrayed news about extreme weather lately that has brought our collective attention to the urgent need to address human-caused climate change. Unstoppable wildfires… Read More

A Price on Carbon

By George Banziger Sept. 6, 2021 Appearing in the Marietta Times There has been a lot frightening and vividly portrayed news about extreme weather lately that has brought our collection attention to the urgent need to address human-cause… Read More

Too Much Fracking Waste & Too Many Unanswered Questions

Christopher Schmitt, Patch Staff Posted Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm ET Marietta native George Banziger expresses grave concerns about how fracking and injection wells are affecting Washington County. MARIETTA, OH — This is a news release… Read More

Climate Corner: What Can an Individual Do?

Jul 31, 2021 George Banziger editorial@newsandsentinel.com Human-caused climate change is rapping on our collective door with increasing urgency and with palpable visibility—even in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Before this summer we knew about oceans rising, warming, and becoming more… Read More

Climate Corner: It’s time for us to reimagine Appalachia

May 29, 2021 George Banziger Parkersburg News and Sentinel People in the Appalachian region have for generations assumed that good-paying union jobs had to involve the sacrifice of their health–even their lives–in extractive industries such as coal. New… Read More