Nearly 2 gigatons of extra CO2 due to Trump — report
President Trump's first-term push to dismantle Obama-era climate regulations could add an estimated 1.8 gigatons of extra carbon dioxide equivalent to the Earth's atmosphere by 2035. That's on par with one-third of last year's U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Documents: Trump aides pushed EPA for fewer methane checks
EPA bowed to White House pressure during interagency review of an oil and gas emissions rule by reducing requirements for a segment of the natural gas supply chain to monitor and repair methane leaks.
How sour relations with China could derail Biden on climate
Former Vice President Joe Biden has claimed credit for paving the way to the Paris Agreement by convincing China to enter into an earlier landmark climate deal with the United States, in 2014.
Docs: Trump aides pushed EPA for fewer methane checks
EPA bowed to White House pressure to reduce requirements for monitoring and repairing methane leaks at facilities that push natural gas through pipelines. EPA staffers said it could "compromise" the legal underpinning of the rule.
How the agency came to regulate greenhouse gases
For more than half of its 50-year history, EPA did not regulate greenhouse gas emissions.