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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As the world turns to solar power, black Chicagoans jump on the bandwagon

"We all know coal mining is on its way to being extinct," Cheryl Johnson said. "The alternative is to look for more solar and less pollution. It should be available to everybody. It's just a right."


Gabonese timber linked to illegal logging seized in Antwerp

Belgian authorities have blocked a shipment of tropical timber from Gabon after a tip-off by Greenpeace.

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Pollution, prejudice and profiteering politicians in Birmingham, Alabama

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part series on a recent bribery trial over a toxic Superfund site in Birmingham, Alabama. Read part two here.

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Battling the scourge of 'embalmed milk'

Deborah Blum, author of 'The Poison Squad,' tells the story of an obscure Indiana public health official who pioneered the campaign against tainted dairy products at the turn of the 20th century.

EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s past lobbying ties attract scrutiny

Wheeler’s lobbying ties have come under increasing scrutiny now that he has taken the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency, even as he complies with federal rules.

Zinke's Halliburton mess deepens

The Interior secretary and the energy company's chairman met in his office and over dinner last year for a discussion that included a Montana real estate project.

Conservatives turn up the heat on Pruitt

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is facing fresh skepticism among Republicans, including one of his staunchest supporters from the Sooner State.

Scott Pruitt's petty side hustles

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Scott Pruitt is unfit to serve

The ethics scandals just keep coming for the embattled EPA administrator.

Top Pruitt aide resigns amid growing scandal at EPA

A top aide to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt abruptly resigned last week, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

EPA: Ethics chief was missing 'factual information' on condo

U.S. EPA's top ethics official wrote a second memo on Administrator Scott Pruitt's lease for a Capitol Hill condo linked to a lobbyist, stating that he didn't have all the facts before him when writing his original draft.

‘I don’t know how you survive this one,’ Christie says of Pruitt

The former New Jersey governor blames the “brutally unprofessional” presidential transition for creating a raft of issues.
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