Senate Democrats ask Trump to withdraw controversial public lands nominee

All 47 members of the Senate's Democratic caucus signed a letter opposing President Trump's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, citing William Perry Pendley's history of controversial

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8 veep contenders on energy and the environment

Joe Biden could announce his running mate as soon as today, and the contenders would bring a wide range of energy and environment policy records.

House OKs spending package that reorders Energy priorities

House Democrats today passed a $1.3 trillion spending package that puts them at odds with the Trump White House over Department of Energy funding priorities and would block permitting for the Pebble mine in Alaska.

Study of emissions and virus deaths implicates EPA policy

A new study offers fresh evidence of a connection between dirty air and COVID-19 deaths, while suggesting that a 4-month-old EPA civil enforcement freeze has made the situation worse.

‘Holy sh**, we can’t do four more years’: EPA employees are desperate to oust Trump

Federal employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are afraid President Trump may be reelected to another four-year term in November. Career employees at the agency say that if Trump is reelected, a number of employees will choose to retire rather than work under the Trump agenda, unnamed employees told Business Insider. “Holy s—, we […]

Tomorrow's races key to control of Hill, energy policy

Voters in Texas, Maine and Alabama go to the polls tomorrow in races that could determine who controls the Senate come January. Also, several House runoffs in the Lone Star State could test the popularity of the Green New Deal, as well as President Trump's clout.

Inquiry prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump's inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department's inspector general said.


Trump’s EPA balks at a chance to save black lives from pollution

Soot sickens and kills people of color disproportionately. The EPA has decided to not tighten standards that would protect them and others.

Trump's biggest weakness? The environment, polls show

One of the widest gaps in how voters perceive the presidential candidates is on environmental policy, even as the nation reckons with a deadly pandemic and an eruption of protests over racial injustice.

Hill presses ahead on land bills, infrastructure amid unrest

As Congress weighs responding to the ongoing civil unrest after a series of police-involved deaths of African Americans, lawmakers insist they are forging ahead with spending, infrastructure and public lands bills. But issues like environmental justice are likely to get more attention in the coming weeks.

Energy, environment issues to resurface this summer

After months of being sidelined by the more immediate needs of the COVID-19 pandemic, energy and environmental legislation is poised to rise on the congressional radar in the coming weeks.

US lets corporations delay paying environmental fines amid pandemic

Ten corporations that agreed to a total of $56m in civil penalties for allegedly breaking environmental laws are not being required to make payments under a pause granted by the US government during the Covid-19 pandemic.

EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule meets with an outpouring of protest on last day for public comment

Among those opposing the proposed rule were nearly 40 top scientific organizations and academic institutions which jointly submitted a letter to the agency.

Climate change is a ‘death by a thousand cuts'

Earth Day may have come and gone last month with relatively little fanfare, thanks to the statewide stay-at-home order banning public gatherings. But Nevada is still making progress toward the green goals set by lawmakers last year.

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Veeps and the environment

On the environment, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are worlds apart. But don't expect it to be front and center in the campaigning.

Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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