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Ben Adler

Ben Adler covers environmental policy and politics for Grist, with a focus on climate change, energy, and cities. When he isn't contemplating the world's end, he also writes about architecture and media. You can follow him on Twitter.

stranger than fiction

Ben Carson may soon oversee the country’s affordable housing. Yes, that Ben Carson.

The retired surgeon could be our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

out with the old

It’s even easier than you thought for Republicans to repeal President Obama’s environmental protections.

An obscure Gingrich-era law will let Congress undo Obama-era rules.

thanks but

Obama could still permanently protect the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Here’s how.

The Interior Department's five-year plan limits oil and gas leasing, but could be undone by Trump.

deeds not words

If this Republican donor loves clean energy, then why did he back fossil-fuel friendly candidates?

Jay Faison's ClearPath Action backed 15 candidates for Congress, and 13 won.

Plugging away

The Department of Interior finalized a new rule to limit methane leakage on federal and Native American land.

Just in the nick of time.

Let the climate hawks soar

Climate hawks unite! Meet the newest members of Congress who will fight climate change.

Some candidates with strong climate credentials are headed to Congress.

Love Train

Mass transit wins big in ballot initiatives

On a bleak night for progressives, voters across the country backed transit projects.

Coal in Every Stocking

Trump will be the fossil fuel industry’s greatest gift

From oil execs in the Cabinet to scrapping air pollution regs, the Trump agenda is terrible. But can he do it all?

Environmentalists are raising the pressure on Obama over Dakota Access.

Activists are mobilizing to force the administration to stop the pipeline project and protect protesters.