Having rolled back Obama’s centerpiece climate plan, Trump defends a vastly more limited approach

Obama’s initiative would have reduced power sector emissions by a third. Under Trump’s plan, they’d fall by less than 1 percent.
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Gina McCarthy: Trump's environmental record, future of climate policy

Jeff Goodell speaks with the former head of the EPA, who's currently the president and CEO of the NRDC Action Fund.

6 ways the Trump presidency has impacted the building industry

From environmental rollbacks to tariffs, these policies have directly and indirectly influenced the architecture, engineering, and construction trades.

Trump Administration moves to open Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging

The vast wilderness area is a prime hunting and fishing ground. Indigenous groups say removing Roadless Rule protections would harm them—and the environment.

On St. Louis visit, US secretary of agriculture talks climate change, dicamba, and more

"First of all, I don't agree with your premise that the administration is dismissive of climate change," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.


Trump casts self as Great Lakes champion, but his policies may do lasting damage

The president has moved to systematically weaken environmental laws while recently voicing support for restoration and infrastructure funding.

Climate crisis: What Trump's environmental rollbacks mean for global warming

A new analysis from the Rhodium Group finds Trump's rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions: 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by 2035.

Wheeler seeks to paint EPA regulatory rollbacks as environmentally friendly

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler sought to portray some of the agency's most significant regulatory rollbacks as environmentally friendly.

Several enviro bills await NY gov's signature

The New York state legislature recently passed a number of environmental bills that await Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature. Among them is a fracking.

Op-ed: The Trump administration hates the National Environmental Policy Act

The Trump administration has now finalized major proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), rewriting the rules that govern how agencies review development projects under that landmark environmental law.

Steve Bland Jr: Trump administration puts Black and Brown lives at risk with environmental rollbacks

As our nation rises up to challenge the racism embedded within our society, I ask all of us to remember the environmental injustices that have been put onto the shoulders of Black and Brown communities.


Trump’s scorched-earth handling of environment extends to oceans too

President Donald Trump's cruelty to the environment and wildlife clearly is never far from the top of his mind.

We can no longer take breathing for granted

A lifelong asthmatic reflects on why ensuring our fragile future begins with protecting our air.


Environmental groups sue EPA over new water rule

The groups contend the new navigable waters rule would gut regulation of polluted streams and storm runoff flowing into major waterways such as the Rio Grande.
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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

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