Environment

Long-time Contrarian is a Republican Star Witness in Climate Hearings

Long-time Contrarian is a Republican Star Witness in Climate Hearings
“It’s ludicrous to state ‘climate change is not making natural disasters worse.'"
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Alaska Tribes Petition to Preserve Tongass National Forest Roadless Protections

 Alaska Tribes Petition to Preserve Tongass National Forest Roadless Protections
With a decision pending that is likely to open the forest to logging, tribal governments request a new rulemaking process.
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Electrifying the US Economy by 2035 Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs

Electrifying the US Economy by 2035 Could Create 25 Million Green Jobs
"We can achieve a just transition to a better world out of the wreckage of this economic crisis... The only thing standing in the way is political will."
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A small federal agency focused on preventing industrial disasters is on life support. Trump wants it gone.

A small federal agency focused on preventing industrial disasters is on life support. Trump wants it gone.
The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is without enough voting members, and its investigations are stuck in limbo.
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Trump Plan Would Open Huge Area of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve to Drilling

 Trump Plan Would Open Huge Area of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve to Drilling
The plan includes Teshekpuk Lake and other ecologically sensitive areas that offer habitat for threatened species and are critical to an Indigenous native village.
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Q&A: A Pioneer of Environmental Justice Explains Why He Sees Reason for Optimism

 Q&A: A Pioneer of Environmental Justice Explains Why He Sees Reason for Optimism
For more than four decades, Robert Bullard has devoted his life to exposing what he calls “eco-racism.”
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Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens

Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens
"Killing has no place in our National Wildlife Refuges."
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How a Contrarian Scientist Helped Trump’s EPA Defy Mainstream Science

How a Contrarian Scientist Helped Trump’s EPA Defy Mainstream Science
James Enstrom’s work on particle pollution’s health effects contradicts the findings of dozens of studies, but that hasn’t stopped the agency from relying on it.
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Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills

Trump Slaps Wind and Solar Industry With $50 Million in Old Rent Bills
"Robbing from a clean energy future to prop up the dirty energy past."
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When Will Renewables Pass Coal? Sooner Than Anyone Thought

When Will Renewables Pass Coal? Sooner Than Anyone Thought
Wind and solar are steadily growing, while coal-fired power use is plummeting because of the coronavirus, accelerating a long-term decline.
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