The presumptive Democratic nominee for president has a $1.7 trillion climate plan that includes myriad proposals — including new regulations on car fuel efficiency, massive increases in government spending, additional taxes on greenhouse gas emissions and rejoining the Paris Agreement.
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The death of Big Oil is somewhere on the horizon.
In just a few weeks, Brian Morris — the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana — has stalled a national permitting program, upheld federal rules on pipeline inspections and tossed out hundreds of oil and gas leases — all in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lynda Like has spent years embroiled in a lengthy, expensive and ultimately unsuccessful battle against the eminent domain practice used to seize her private property to build the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania.
The Department of Energy is undertaking an unprecedented project to help find a cure for the coronavirus. Agency officials say progress is being made, but the effort is also generating discouragement about the COVID-19 fight.
Polluted water gushes from boreholes across Pennsylvania to relieve pressure from decades-old coal mines. Bobby Hughes, the leader of a local environmental group, has made it his mission to plug this part of mining's legacy in the region.
Beltway insiders are bracing for the administration to finalize environmental regulations in the coming days and weeks.
Major corporations are rethinking their office space needs in light of the novel coronavirus — decisions that could have lasting consequences for people and the planet.
Coal power is plunging in the U.S. because of competition from natural gas and renewable energy. But a fleet of large coal plants continues to operate profitably, amounting in a massive source of greenhouse gases.
Every spring, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) leads House members on a tour of oil platforms stationed off his state's shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico to promote the offshore industry that delivers billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to the Bayou State.
Springtime can be tough for bears at Yosemite National Park in California as they seek to avoid traffic jams and throngs of visitors, but things are different this year.
The Supreme Court next term will weigh in on a battle between New Mexico and Texas over Pecos River flows. Legal experts say the justices could hear more cases like this as climate change intensifies interstate water wars.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that's shaken the global oil sector, oil states fighting to restart their economies may face another kind of crisis.
The Trump administration's early opponents in efforts to walk back Obama-era water and fuel economy rules haven't been environmentalists or states led by Democratic attorneys general. The challengers have been property rights and free-market proponents.
Many Americans will face unsettling options as the summer disaster season invites heat waves to a nation that's largely immobile. Escaping health risks from extreme heat at home can expose people to the coronavirus.
Major environmental groups are on track to set new campaign spending records in their efforts to ensure Joe Biden gets elected president.
U.S. oil prices plunged off the cliff yesterday into negative territory, stirring a political debate about whether oil could be a deciding factor in a presidential election for the first time in decades.
Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, its most enduring legacy is the $20 billion legal settlement secured by the Justice Department.
Ahead of Monday's 10-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, some of the academics, scientists and politicians who investigated the spill say the United States is not prepared for what could be next.
The coronavirus pandemic is spurring a swirl of often-contradictory questions for the electric vehicle industry: Will EVs, and the charging network to fuel them, wither as automakers and governments grapple with a deep recession? Or is this just the crisis that EVs need to succeed?
Solid Power is a high-tech startup in Louisville, Colo., striving to create a radically different design for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries that could dramatically advance the range and power of electric vehicles.
Over the weekend, Trump first nixed the idea of tariffs to protect the oil industry, then reversed. Meanwhile, oil executives and lawmakers who attended a White House oil summit Friday said they pressed the president on other ideas. What's the administration's plan?
Marvin Roger Anderson recalls when bulldozers ravaged his Minnesota neighborhood in 1956, with no requirement that the federal government ask him or his neighbors for input or consider environmental consequences of its highway project. Anderson is among the emerging foes of a White House proposal to revamp the National Environmental Policy Act.
Skeptics of mainstream climate science and hard-line conservatives think they still have a hold on the GOP, despite a recent rhetorical evolution among congressional Republicans.
Multiple states and Democratic presidential candidates have committed to slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% or more by 2050. But recent grid and renewable analyses indicate what an uphill climb that may be.
Jacqui Patterson's phone has been ringing off the hook this month.
PHILADELPHIA — Last June's catastrophic explosion at the East Coast's biggest oil refinery provided a stark illustration of the hazards to nearby Philadelphia neighborhoods. But even in its wake, officials gave no notice to residents that the now-bankrupt refinery had registered some of the highest levels of cancer-causing benzene emissions in the country.
Climate legislation from Energy and Commerce Democrats would not price carbon, a surprising absence. The party's environmental allies say the measure is lackluster at best.
BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Md. — Invasive phragmites has long been considered a wetlands villain by East Coast conservationists. But that conventional wisdom is changing; a growing school of researchers argue the infamous weed could actually be key to responding to sea-level rise and climate change.
Yesterday, on the 1,055th day of his presidency, Donald Trump hit a milestone: roughly a third of the active judges sitting on a federal appeals court with one of the heaviest environmental dockets in the country were appointed by him.
The city is trying to turn electric vehicles — often derided as playthings of the rich — into transportation for the masses. Will it work?
Bob and Margaret Lee were considered futurists in 1980 when they built one of the most unusual houses in Florida, a geodesic "dome home" on the tip of Marco Island. It was powered by the sun, had its own water supply and could withstand hurricanes. But the Lees didn't plan for rising seas.
A Utah renewable energy developer was struck by an unprecedented cyberattack that cut contact to a dozen wind and solar farms this spring, according to documents obtained by E&E News under the Freedom of Information Act.
BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Jill Hunkler's cottage is flanked by four oil and gas well pads that EPA cited in 2016 for allegedly spewing organ-damaging air pollution. But after Gulfport Energy asked EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson for help, serious violations at those wells and a dozen other nearby sites remain unresolved.
Rivian, the latest darling of the U.S. auto industry, is retooling an idled Mitsubishi plant in central Illinois to make electric trucks and SUVs. Optimism abounds in the town of Normal, where the plant's revival could reinvigorate manufacturing.