Once again, we are learning about our own government's positions from leaks instead of through transparent, democratic processes that would impose accountability.
As climate activists prepare for Break Free 2016, organizers could do more to incorporate unions in their plan to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Jon Letman is a freelance journalist on Kauai. He writes about politics, people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow him on Twitter: @jonletman.