Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard was previously Grist's political reporter. She now covers energy and the environment for The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter.

EPA enforcement office may be next on the Trump team’s hit list

The move would impair the agency's ability to enforce laws for clean air and water.

Senate Republicans use Palestine as an excuse not to fund climate agency

Several senators want to cut U.N. climate funding because they object to the U.N. treating Palestine as a state.

PR guru attempts the impossible: Convince everyone utility companies are all right

Solar advocates are suspicious.

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham is occasionally almost halfway decent on climate change

This Republican presidential contender gets a lot of credit for his views on the climate, but his record on the issue has been mixed.

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders swoops into presidential race with high climate-hawk ranking

A new ranking of U.S. senators based on their climate activism puts presidential candidate Bernie Sanders among the top "climate hawks."

Scott Walker appointee thinks volcanoes are a big climate problem

Here's why he's wrong.

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer launches effort to keep climate deniers out of office

The group intends to show that climate-denying Republican candidates are under the thumbs of major donors like the Koch Brothers.

Inhofe threw a snowball on the Senate floor, and therefore climate change isn’t real

The Senate's most vocal critic of the scientific consensus on climate change used the snowball as part of his case for why global warming is a hoax.

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.