Steve Horn is DeSmogBlog's Research Fellow and investigative reporter on energy, climate and environmental issues. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Steve digs beneath the surface on misleading public relations and propaganda campaigns, global energy supply chains, energy finance and economics, as well as the role of legal systems and political mechanisms and their impacts on hastening anthropogenic climate disruption.
Steve earned his B.A. in both political science and legal studies (sociology of law) from the University of Wisconsin. He has presented at numerous conferences, including at the Left Forum, the National Lawyers' Guild conference, the American Society for Environmental History, University of Wisconsin School of Law, and Ontario Power Authority.
Beyond DeSmogBlog, Steve’s writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, VICE News, The Guardian, Beacon Reader, Wisconsin Watch, Truth-Out, AlterNet, CounterPunch Magazine and more.
Steve has also co-directed two short documentary films. Published by DeSmogBlog,"Sand Land” focuses on the frac sand boom and its environmental impacts in western Wisconsin. "Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City" addresses the issue of petroleum coke ("petcoke") and the impact that piles of black tar sands by-product has on working class citizens of Chicago's south side. Both documentaries have received over 100,000 views on YouTube combined.
Steve is a competitive marathoner, with a best time of 2:43:04 in the 2009 Boston Marathon. He is currently training for his seventh marathon, which he will run in Duluth, Minnesota at the Grandma's Marathon in June.