Loud backlash, quiet support for offshore plan in key races
When East Coast voters cast their ballots in the congressional races this fall, there's one sensitive energy issue that may be on their minds: the Trump administration's proposal to allow oil and gas leasing in nearly all the U.S. outer continental shelf.
Mont. race tests Trump's red-state reach
The president is seeking revenge from Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, who is using the attention to his advantage.
Feinstein shifts on fracking as Dems struggle with messaging
Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports a fracking ban in California, signaling a shift to the left as she fights to fend off a liberal challenger.
Unknown Democrat wants to represent Pruitt in Congress
TULSA, Okla. — Scott Pruitt is one reason Amanda Douglas is running for Congress.
Vulnerable GOP House member breaks with Trump on mining
Facing a fraught re-election campaign, Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) rejected President Trump in his first television ad, a rare move for House Republican incumbents.
'Stronger than battery acid,' Heitkamp readies for fight
Her challenger may be able to bring President Trump along on the campaign trail, but North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is planning on winning re-election in her deep-red state the old-fashioned way.
Fight over mining ballot measure could sway Senate race
A quiet push in Montana fly-fishing shops and farmers markets to tighten the state's mining rules is about to explode into a potentially multimillion-dollar election-year fight that could affect a high-profile Senate race and offer a road map for other states considering similar restrictions.
Court vacancy upends midterm messaging
Republican leaders worried about midterm turnout are breathing a bit easier today.
Trump rally with House ally will put his impact to the test
After some controversy, President Trump will campaign this week for Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), a White House ally on energy issues. But the visit may not make much of a difference.
The energy executive behind Kevin Cramer's run
Billionaire energy executive Harold Hamm's fingerprints — and money — are all over North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer's quest for the Senate.
Parties to pick nominees in vital races
Primary season rolls on with significant contests tomorrow in Colorado, Maryland, New York and elsewhere.
Mont. House hopeful touts conservation, love of angling
It's doubtful any House candidate challenging an incumbent this fall is more well-versed in conservation issues than Montana Democrat Kathleen Williams.
Primaries include top gubernatorial, House races
Closely watched gubernatorial races in Maine and Nevada will be set tomorrow. In both states, environmental activists see opportunities to replace outgoing Republican governors, and conservation and development issues will play in each contest this fall.
Absentee stats show GOP energized ahead of primaries
California Republicans are sending their mail-in ballots back in greater numbers than Democrats. The GOP wants to use the state's primary system to lock Democrats out of key seats ahead of November.
Public lands issues loom large in primaries
BILLINGS, Mont. — Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, like many politicos in Big Sky Country, won’t make any predictions about an increasingly bitter and unpredictable GOP Senate primary tomorrow that will decide who challenges him this fall.
Key primaries tomorrow in N.J., Iowa
After a hiatus from primaries, the campaign cycle revs back up tomorrow night with voting in eight states.
4 gubernatorial races where offshore drilling matters
Gubernatorial candidates in four key East Coast primaries are asking the Trump administration to let go of its dreams of drilling for oil and gas off their states' coasts.
Democrats seeking Issa seat battle over fossil fuel ties
Accusations about phony environmentalism and ties to oil interests are roiling the race to replace Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), less than two weeks out from the state's primary.
Republicans hope gas tax repeal wins them the House
GOP lawmakers are looking to boost a California ballot initiative that could help decide the balance of power in Washington, D.C.
De León plows ahead in 'very steep' challenge to Feinstein
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — The man who wants to unseat one of the Senate's most senior members is campaigning on expanding renewable energy and the social safety net and resistance to the Trump administration.
Can Rick Scott appeal to climate refugees?
Florida's governor, who has questioned climate change, is hoping that refugees who might be feeling its effects will help elect him to the Senate.
Energy interests help fill Calif. Republican coffers
Republican incumbents in key California House seats targeted by Democrats this fall largely hold a financial edge over their challengers heading into the state's primary next month. But that money advantage doesn't mean they'll keep their jobs.
Land, wilderness issues at stake in crowded Idaho primaries
BOISE, Idaho — The Gem State is a red, one-party state with a strong history of electing conservative, pragmatic leaders. Tomorrow's primary here features an unusually crowded field in the governor's race and an open congressional seat — 10 candidates are on the Republican ballot alone for the two jobs.
Primaries tomorrow could play role in Nov. outcomes
The midterms roll on at full speed this week, with primaries tomorrow that span the country. Voters will hit the polls tomorrow in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Oregon and Idaho (see related story).
House 'green' races look increasingly blue
In House races where energy and environmental issues may be decisive in this fall's midterms, Democrats are gaining an edge over Republicans, reflecting broader national trends that show the GOP may be on the brink of losing its majority, an E&E analysis shows.
Trump tweets against Blankenship ahead of primary
If Don Blankenship wins tomorrow night's West Virginia Republican Senate primary — even with the president urging against it — it will be two days shy of a year since the past coal executive walked out of federal prison in Nevada.
The battle to be the most like Trump
Indiana Republican Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita spent the last year trying to outdo the other's support for President Trump for the chance to unseat vulnerable incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D).
If climate decides one big race this year, this could be it
RICHBORO, Pa. — With its historic stone houses and sprawling lawns, this slice of suburban Philadelphia hardly seems as if it would be at the center of the Trump resistance.
7 key governors' races for greens
The gubernatorial situation for Democrats and their allies in the environmental community can't get much worse, but that could change this fall.
Why Don Blankenship still matters
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship is a target of national ire. But here, politicians are careful not to cross him.
Big Oil money, Exxon's climate legacy loom over AG race
Pressure to investigate Exxon Mobil Corp.'s handling of climate change and other environmental issues are heating up the race for California's attorney general.
Trump won Pa. seat by 20, now GOP scrambling
The first midterm-year election will take place next week in a district that technically no longer exists and will once again test Democratic momentum ahead of November.
Millennials' climate views could sway these House races
Millennial voters are poised to drive the U.S. debate on climate change — and they could have an oversized impact on 10 competitive congressional elections this year, two new studies suggest.
Green groups split on efficacy of House climate caucus
A day after the League of Conservation Voters lectured Republican members of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus for their tepid records on key green legislative priorities, the group that helped assemble the caucus offered an alternative interpretation.
In N.D. Senate race, energy is everyone's friend
Now that they've recruited Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) to challenge North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, elevating the profile of the race and energizing conservative activists, national Republicans are beginning to strafe the Democratic incumbent.
Pa. redistricting gives Democrats hope in coal country
Pennsylvania will get a new congressional map. That's the one constant in an equation packed with unknown variables.
How a Sen. Romney could affect the Senate
With Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch retiring, former GOP presidential nominee and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could find himself in the world's most deliberative body, should he choose to run for Hatch's seat.
Is there a (female) doctor in the House? Soon, Dems hope
When Dr. Nadia Hashimi was a seventh-grader in Ramsey, N.J., she and a friend convinced the local board of education to ban Styrofoam from school cafeterias. It taught her an early lesson in the art of persuasion. Today, Hashimi is still talking about science and trying to make a change — but she's doing it on a much larger political stage. Hashimi, a pediatrician and novelist, is seeking the Democratic nomination in Maryland's 6th District.
Green issues may help decide Fla. Senate race
Climate change, storms and offshore drilling will be key in a Senate race between Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D).
Mr. Jones has come to Washington. How will he act?
Observers are keen on seeing whether Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones will moderate his progressive stances to appease conservative voters back home.
Democratic AGs seek higher office by fighting Trump
With the Republicans fully in control of Washington, D.C., and holding a majority of governorships, the role of Democratic attorneys general has been elevated. Since President Trump took office a year ago, they have consistently been at the vanguard of their party's opposition to the president.
Lawmakers weigh fallout of Ala. election, Minn. shuffle
Doug Jones' monumental Alabama Senate win has Capitol Hill abuzz. And consequences abound for the agenda, the makeup of energy and environment committees, and beyond.
Mr. Jones goes to Washington
Democrat Doug Jones' victory in Alabama will soon bring a new balance of power to the Senate and could determine what party controls the chamber after next year's midterms.
Climate club: Sincere or just politically convenient?
A Sierra Club official last month complained that the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus is a convenient way for Republicans to take political cover, since their leaders have no intention of addressing climate change. Regardless of the motives of the 31 Republicans who have joined the caucus along with 31 Democrats, the political incentives are clear.
Yucca looms as political wild card in Heller race
The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site has played a role in Nevada politics for years, but many voters may not care whether candidates support or oppose it.
These candidates are green. Their wives are even greener
Green groups are all in when it comes to supporting the Democratic candidates for governor in New Jersey and Virginia this year.
Democrats taking back House could cripple bipartisan group
Democrats regaining power may come at the cost of the much-touted Climate Solutions Caucus. Some environmentalists don't seem to mind.