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Jennifer Granholm is confirmed as energy secretary

Ms. Granholm will oversee an agency that plays a leading role in researching and developing new energy technologies.
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Power-sharing deal in hand, Schumer turns to climate change

Senate leaders have finally struck a power-sharing agreement that will allow Democrats to officially take the reins of committees, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling on incoming chairs to put climate change at the top of the agenda.
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Coal communities across the nation want Biden to fund an economic transition to clean power

Coal-state economic development groups, labor leaders and environmentalists are asking President Joe Biden's administration to fund a “just transition" from coal to renewable energy.

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Joe Biden and climate change: 10 executive actions President-elect Biden is planning

Democrats have won control of the Senate, thanks to two tight Tuesday runoff races in Georgia. With the Senate question largely resolved, President-elect Joe Biden can now start to focus on policy, including his ambitious agenda to deal with climate change.

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Elevating fringe theories, Ron Johnson questions virus science

The Wisconsin Republican has transformed his Senate panel into a forum for amplifying dubious theories and questionable treatments pushed by President Trump.
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How Mark Kelly might shake up the Senate's power balance

After campaigning as an independent problem solver, Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly is poised to get a head start on his pledge to fix a "broken" political system in Washington.
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Biden’s lame duck presidency

Democrats have likely won the highest office, but nearly everything below is broken, blocked, or locked into dysfunction.
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Electoral map wide open as Democrats eye takeover

Senate Democrats are favored to secure a slim majority after tomorrow's elections, a power shift that will be crucial for Joe Biden to deliver on his bold environmental agenda if he bests President Trump in the race for the White House.
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Kentucky’s climate is suffering. Can the state slip the industry ties that prevent change?

Mitch McConnell has long resisted climate action even as the farm and coal sectors suffer, but a growing movement could bring change.

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Maine Senate race: Sara Gideon is Susan Collins’s most serious challenger in decades

Democrats have been trying to unseat longtime Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins for nearly 20 years and were handed resounding defeats each time. Sara Gideon could make 2020 different.

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Trump scorns his own scientists over virus data

A public scolding of the C.D.C. chief was only the latest but perhaps the starkest instance when the president has rejected not just the policy advice of his public health officials but the facts and information that they provided.
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Senate 2020: Iowa farmers are feeling the effects of climate change. That could make things harder for Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst was a rising GOP star who got her start with backing from the Koch brothers, but her support for Trump and continued denial of climate science might alienate the state's key independent voters.

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Senate Democrats map out climate change strategy

Senate Democrats have released a more than 200 page climate plan that they're billing as a roadmap for what they'll do if they can take back the majority after this year's election.

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Trump signs landmark Great American Outdoors Act

The bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act guarantees funding for federal land use efforts. The president claimed credit for Republicans.
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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: 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 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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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