Compiled Coverage by Issue

Pipeline Politics&nbsp

With the heft to carry half a million barrels of oil daily, the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline is a huge proposal. But behind the furor over it lies an even bigger question: How should America approach the massive fuel reserves that its northern neighbor is working overtime to tap?

EPA vs Climate Change&nbsp

After years of political wrangling and Congressional impasse, U.S. EPA and President Obama make their boldest move yet to combat climate change. E&E tracks the lead-up, rollout and fallout from this historic proposed rule.


E&E examines the effects of heat and drought conditions on agriculture, energy production, water policy, forest and wildfire management, and climate science.

Global Climate Debate&nbsp

E&E tracks work on a post-Kyoto agreement for curbing emissions of heat-trapping gases.

Nuclear Crisis&nbsp

The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan has spawned a major nuclear disaster. E&E examines the implications for energy, the environment, security and public health.

Gulf Spill&nbsp

The sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst oil spill in U.S. history. E&E examines the response to the spill, the politics of offshore drilling, and the aftermath for Gulf species and industries.


E&E examines the impact of mandatory across-the-board budget cuts on federal agencies.

Fiscal 2013 Budget and Appropriations&nbsp

The Fiscal 2013 Budget & Appropriations Report is a one-stop resource for tracking the fiscal 2013 spending process for environmental and energy accounts. The report includes budget tables for DOE, EPA, Interior, USDA and others, and links to stories that relate to the issues surrounding each bill. The tables and stories will be updated throughout the year.

Money Matters&nbsp

Who's lobbying to influence energy and climate legislation in the 111th Congress? E&E examines the players and the money being spent on energy and environmental policy.

Plugged In&nbsp

E&E examines automakers' efforts to fulfill President Obama's vision of putting 1 million plug-in hybrids on the road.

E&E Special Reports

Deep Underground&nbsp

A surge in seismic activity is occurring around the U.S., and many top scientists are pointing at injection of waste from drilling and hydraulic fracturing as a possible culprit.

Danger Zone&nbsp

An investigation of the drilling industry's worker safety record and what it means for those living amid the boom.


In this series, E&E examines the plight of the world's islands and island nations. They contributed very little to the changing climate from man-made greenhouse gas emissions, but some may pay with their lives.

Shades of Green: A Movement at Midlife&nbsp

A look at the U.S. environmental movement as it hits middle age, with an in-depth examination of five groups that are driving the agenda in Congress and throughout the nation.


There are thousands of oil spills at the nation's onshore oil and gas well sites every year. But the data are scattered amid databases, websites and even file drawers of state agencies across the country. EnergyWire spent four months mining the data for the most comprehensive report available on the spills that result from the nation's booming oil and gas industry.

The Range Case&nbsp

In December 2010, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz accused Range Resources Corp. of contaminating the water wells of two homes in Parker County, Texas, with its drilling operations. Less than a year and a half later, EPA officials in Washington sounded a full retreat and dropped the case. What happened in between has never been fully explained. But emails unearthed by E&E show behind-the-scenes lobbying, posturing by state officials and agency intrigue at the EPA.

Destination Arctic&nbsp

Despite setbacks in Shell's plan to drill for oil in the Arctic, Alaska towns are preparing for another energy rush. EnergyWire follows the march toward drilling in the last frontier state.

The Race&nbsp

A series on how the global auto industry is accelerating the use of both old and new technologies to comply with tough new fuel economy standards, meet consumer demands and drive down greenhouse gas emissions.


Cities hold half the world's population and produce more than 70 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. While they have heightened risks from floods, storms and sea-level rise, they are often left out of national and global warming talks. This series shows how some are beginning their own plans to deal with a more hostile climate.

New Leaf&nbsp

The Northwest Forest Plan may have saved the northern spotted owl from old-growth logging, but it couldn’t anticipate a growing threat from the owl’s eastern neighbor. Meanwhile, timber-dependent counties in western Oregon are approaching a fiscal cliff as federal aid nears its end. Counties want more logs, but environmentalists want protection for owls. The Obama administration says it has a plan for both. E&E explores the confluence of wildlife, the economy and politics in western Oregon.