As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.
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Trump to endorse Florida drilling moratorium

Trump is planning to endorse an extension of the eastern Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling moratorium as he fights for the key battleground state of Florida in an event this afternoon in Jupiter, on Florida's Atlantic coast.

Poll from environmental group says Pennsylvanians support more regulations on fracking

Politically speaking, the discussion around fracking in Pennsylvania lacks nuance.

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens of major energy and infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mexico's Pemex tests limits of investor influence on climate change

At a time when oil production is at historic lows, lenders who want Mexican oil giant Pemex to adapt to climate change are struggling to be heard.

How to reverse course on Trump's environmental damage

The next president can undo some of the recent efforts to weaken environmental protections. But it’ll take work.

Udall: Interior Department should be ‘center’ of U.S. climate change response

U.S. Sen.Tom Udall said the U.S. Department of the Interior could play a pivotal role in the country's response to climate change during an August 15 webinar hosted by conservation advocacy group WildEarth Guardians.


Trump finalizes plan to allow drilling on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain

The Trump administration finalized plans Monday to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, a move that will allow oil and gas rights to be auctioned off in the heart of one of the nation’s most iconic wild places.

U.S. court allows Dakota Access oil pipeline to stay open, but permit status unclear

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.

Tired of wells that threaten residents’ health, a small California town takes on the oil industry

The mostly low-income, Latino residents of Arvin have joined with other communities to demand setbacks for wells. Their slogan: “No drilling where we are living.”

Hope outlasts prosperity in town flattened by oil bust

Since March, oil companies have shut in 7,500 wells across North Dakota and all but ceased new drilling. The crash is rippling across once-boom towns where residents can no longer depend on industry jobs, government services or health insurance.

Fossil fuel advocates’ new tactic: Calling opposition to Arctic drilling ‘racist’

Some say oil and gas exploration is essential as a source of jobs and revenue for Alaska Native communities, but activists argue it is simply exploitation.

On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on red tape

The U.S. presidential election pits a politician who plans to tie the country's economic recovery to tackling climate change against another determined to remove as many regulatory hurdles to oil, gas and coal production as possible.

Polar bear moms stick to their dens even faced with life-threatening dangers like oil exploration

A new study has found that mother bears are unlikely to abandon their dens when they are disturbed - for example, by fossil fuel companies' exploration for new sources of oil - even if the disturbance is life-threatening.

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