John Upton

John Upton is a former Grist news blogger. He tweets, posts articles to Facebook, and blogs about ecology.

California rulin'

California’s cap-and-trade program isn’t a tax, court rules

The ruling could help the state meet its ambitious climate targets.

disaster zone

Trump’s executive order hurts local climate action, too

Halting federal efforts is only the tip of the iceberg.

part of your world

By 2045, some East Coast cities could flood 3 times a week

Get your rain boots ready.

justice for all?

This is Trump’s chance to build an anti-environment federal judiciary

There's a record number of vacancies, and he could fill them with judges hostile to regulations.

wage of reason

Tossing environmental rules won’t raise wages, no matter what the White House says

On Day One, a false statement appeared on the White House website.

autonomy

Pruitt plans to “review” California’s car pollution rules

The move could jeopardize states' rights.

preemptive attack

How Trump and Congress might undermine climate action in states

Progressive states and cities are bracing for federal restrictions.

Rexit

Secretary of state pick to get $180 million from Exxon

As part of the deal, outgoing CEO Rex Tillerson will “sever all ties with the company to comply with conflict-of-interest requirements.”

guest post

E.U. loophole counts wood energy as “carbon neutral.” It’s not.

If approved, new rules could threaten the climate and U.S. forests.