The White House’s proposed budget deals a whopping blow to environmental programs of all kinds, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) would lose an invaluable asset: research into environmental health impacts.
The gas tax has been the same since 1993. That’s as long as I’ve been alive. In that time, I’ve seen phones transform from Sidekicks to iPhones, computers become lightweight and touch-screen, and even vehicles go from straight hooptie town cars to electric, engine-free ones that float pointlessly in space.
The Trump administration is still on track to keep regulations on methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon, on the back burner. After putting an Obama-era rule that restricted oil and gas industry methane emissions on hold, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has now begun to rewrite the rule—and its…
The EPA’s Superfund program has been spared from a dramatic funding cut under the White House’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.
U.S. public lands are getting hit from all angles these days. Not only can those interested in gold and uranium mining now explore treasured lands like Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, but oil and gas interests can now access all public lands in a much quicker, less regulated way.
Bright and early Friday morning—6 a.m. MST, to be exact—what was once the Bears Ears National Monument will be open to those who want to mine it. They can arrive at the now-unprotected land to, literally, stake some claims.
America’s treasures are up for sale and the only thing you need to get them is the president’s phone number.
Navajo Nation member Mario Atencio has seen the ways oil and gas can divide people. His cousins work for the industry out in New Mexico, and his grandmother lives in the unincorporated town of Counselor, not far from Chaco Canyon in the northwest corner of the state.
Let’s check in with notable glasses-wearer and likely Burning Man attendee Rick Perry. The Energy Secretary is in Davos for the World Economic Forum this week along a host of other Trump administration officials to rub elbows with the richest people on the planet because populism.
Just about all U.S. waters will soon be open for drilling if the Trump administration has its way.
I thought we were gonna make it a year without a Trump climate change tweet. But it wouldn’t be 2017 if our President didn’t fall back on his favorite terrible weather joke at the first sign of winter.
“Unqualified” and “climate denier” are just some of the words John O’Grady, the president of the Environmental Protection Agency’s national employee union, used to describe the agency’s latest appointee, Cathy Stepp. Come January, she’ll run the EPA’s Region 5 office. That means she’ll oversee Indiana, Michigan,…
This has been the year of “drill, baby, drill” and record renewable energy numbers, science denial and increasingly dire warnings, insane wildfires and unfathomable deluges. Competing narratives are nothing new, but it increasingly feels like an existential struggle centered on climate change is underway, with…
President Trump and his cabinet aren’t really into solving climate change, or science for that matter. But that didn’t stop four representatives from federal agencies that oversee climate and Earth science from giving a major presentation at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting, the largest annual meeting of…
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that a 20-year ban on new uranium mining along the Grand Canyon will remain.
A group of kids, ages 10 to 21, are threatening the Trump administration’s environmental agenda (or, rather, its lack of one) through a federal lawsuit. The Department of Justice doesn’t think this case should move forward, but it appears the courts disagree.
While President Donald Trump spends his time tweeting and abandoning America’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, mayors have been hard at work taking the lead on climate change. This week, mayors from around the world met at a summit in Chicago to sign their own climate agreement, and former President Barack Obama…
The legal battle to protect the Bears Ears National Monument has begun.