In any other country in the world, this would not be news. But nevertheless, take a deep breath and get ready to hear something big: a Trump administration official used scientifically accurate terms to talk about climate change.
The world is full of resistance grifters preying on people’s fears about the death of democracy, equality, and a whole host of other things being chipped away at by President Donald Trump. Given the Trump administration’s climate denial, it’s shocking we haven’t had a scheme tied to climate change. But that niche is…
The first 16 months of Donald Trump’s presidency have been pretty ugly for science. The administration has kicked inconvenient research to the curb in its decision making, pulled out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, removed sound science from public websites, and muzzled federal scientists.
President Donald Trump wants offshore drilling in every corner of our federal waters, but that doesn’t include state waters. New Jersey, at least, is being proactive about protecting those.
A federal court ruled late Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency broke the law when it delayed an Obama-era rule barring minors from handling dangerous pesticides during agricultural work.
The Koch brothers and their network of rich donors have basically bought and paid for the Republican Party, and now they are reaping the rewards. In 2017, the biggest reward was Trump’s climate and environment deregulation frenzy.
The Bureau of Land Management knows what it wants the Methane Waste and Prevention Rule to look like, but the courts have something else in mind.
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.