Emma Foehringer Merchant

One rule forward, two rules back

Trump’s latest move could throw environmental rulemaking into chaos.

A new executive order mandates that for every regulation created, two regulations must be eliminated.

"I would build a great wall"

There’s an environmental argument against Trump’s border wall, too.

Environmentalists say a 55-foot tall wall would cause lasting damage.

Remember that other pipeline?

Keystone XL really is back to haunt us.

TransCanada, the company behind the infamous project, has resubmitted an application to build the pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border.

Bad Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is on the way out, so why aren’t greens cheering?

On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order to get rid of the TPP, but environmentalists aren't thrilled.

math is hard

Trump’s new energy plan doesn’t add up.

Welcome to the America First age.

Better state than never

States will be the places to watch on climate in 2017.

There will be a big, federal-sized hole in climate ambition, but California, Iowa, and Massachusetts, among others, are stepping up.

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Here’s some of the best environmental writing of 2016, according to us.

Here are people who did a rad job of covering climate change and other green issues in 2016.

2016, not all bad?

These states are already stepping up on climate action to prepare for a Trump presidency.

In the coming four years, expect more like this from states unwilling to put up with backsliding.

here we go again

Trump’s pick to head the federal budget questions whether the government should fund science.

Trump pick Mick Mulvaney wears his climate change denial proudly.