Derrick Z. Jackson

An award-winning columnist for the Op-Ed section, Jackson is a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a 2-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a 9-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He also is known for his nature photography, and his images of Barack Obama have been exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History.

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All-in for offshore wind

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Massachusetts should mandate higher levels of offshore wind to spark a true industry.

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Investors see green in clean energy

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Big bankers and insurance companies are calling for massive investments in clean energy lest they pay in massive damages from climate change.

Derrick Z. Jackson

With Obama cuts, Mass. should rethink its reliance on natural gas

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New White House rules should make state rethink its reliance on natural gas.


Cashes Ledge deserves permanent protection

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Cashes Ledge and the New England Coral Canyons deserve permanent federal protection, despite protests of fishermen.