Talking climate change with Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has always fancied himself a deal-maker, especially when it comes to the environment. In 2014, Colorado became the first state to regulate oil field methane emissions after Hickenlooper brokered a deal between three big oil companies and the Environmental Defense Fund (Climatewire, Feb. 25, 2014).
15 energy lobbyists hired using Trump's weakened rule
President Trump campaigned on a promise to drain Washington of lobbyists' influence in government, but once in office, he issued an executive order that made it easier for lobbyists to join the administration. The influx has been welcomed by administration supporters and industry representatives, who say the new staffers can help rebalance American energy policy. Democrats, environmentalists and some ethics experts, by contrast, have expressed alarm.
7 states explore cutting carbon from cars
Northeastern Republicans and Democrats agree it's time to bring down emissions from transportation.
Peabody expanded lobbying in bid to save Navajo plant
America's largest publicly traded coal company pressed Department of Energy officials in April to throw a lifeline to the massive Navajo Generating Station, emails obtained by the Sierra Club show.
Officials unveil climate plan after election
The impact of Virginia's election results became suddenly clear yesterday, as state regulators unveiled a proposal to join a regional cap-and-trade program and to slash carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent over the next decade.