Republican wants to breach dams, reshape Pacific Northwest

Idaho GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has proposed a sweeping $33.5 billion plan to save the Pacific Northwest's iconic salmon that includes breaching four of the most controversial dams in the country.
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Republican opposition to Haaland grows more vocal

When President Biden picked Rep. Deb Haaland to be his Interior secretary, the positive response to the historic choice was so enormous, it virtually overshadowed any meaningful dissent.

Could Barrett 'shut the courthouse doors' on enviros?

If confirmed, Amy Coney Barrett, 48, will become the Supreme Court's sixth Republican-appointed justice, replacing one of the court's most liberal members and deepening a conservative majority on the bench that could affect the outcome of environmental litigation for decades.


“False hope" or four more years? Ohio Valley stakeholders reflect on Trump energy policy

Donald Trump highlighted coal miners in his 2016 victory as he promised to bring coal back. Four years later, mining jobs are at a historic low.

Quill Robinson: Republicans should pledge to protect the environment

As November approaches, Republican candidates up and down the ballot have a decision to make: show strong leadership on the environment, or return to the unsustainable rhetoric that has caused them to lose voters.


Meet the Republicans' unlikely new attack dog

The new top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee has experience in agriculture and environmental issues, and commands the respect of many Democrats.

Trump, at oil rig, ignores his climate problem: Women

President Trump will find a warm reception among Texas oil drillers today when he attacks his opponent's climate policies at a crude-producing well. But the trip also magnifies his weakness among Republican-leaning women who support climate action.

Ohio’s bribery scandal is bad. The state’s lack of an energy plan may be worse

The $61 million scheme snagged a politician, lobbyists and a dark money group. Meanwhile, nobody's thinking about how to get to a clean energy future.

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Albany officials agree to high-speed vote count in local district attorney primary

The expected lengthy countdown of absentee ballots in the Democratic primary for Albany County district attorney may not take so long after all.


Republicans try to block BlackRock from considering climate risk in coronavirus economic rescue

As the pandemic itself has demonstrated, failing to properly assess risks can lead to disastrous outcomes.

Climate change no longer dirty words for Florida’s GOP, but how green will Trump go?

Florida Republicans have tentatively embraced climate change even though it puts them at odds with President Donald Trump.


Judge rules in favor of Harris County in Exxon case - HoustonChronicle.com

The county and the state have been racing to the courthouse after a serues of chemical incidents in the Houston starting in March 2019.

Paul Waldman: ‘Deregulation’ is a lie

The next time you hear a Republican brag about how the Trump administration is "deregulating," getting rid of "onerous rules" or "streamlining government," remember that it is doing nothing of the sort. It is just changing who government is working for.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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