Lisa Hymas

Lisa Hymas is senior editor at Grist. She tweets sometimes.


John Podesta, climate hawk and Keystone opponent, joins Obama team

Podesta, an influential D.C. insider with a passion for climate action, is coming to the White House for a one-year stint as an adviser.

Triple threat: Obama orders federal agencies to boost clean energy use threefold

As part of his climate plan, the president cleans up his own house by calling on the federal government to use more renewable electricity.


Nancy Sutley plans her White House exit

Another member of Obama's environmental team is headed for the door. Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will step down in February.


Times are tough for the fossil-fuel lovers at ALEC

The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, which pushes anti-environmental state bills, is having trouble raising money and keeping members.


Jerry Brown keeps getting heckled by anti-fracking protesters

California's governor supports fracking. A whole lot of his constituents don't, and they're being increasingly vocal about it.

Climate & Energy

Obama OKs pipeline that will help Canada’s tar-sands industry

But not the pipeline you're thinking of. This one will carry ultra-light oil up to Alberta where it can be used to thin tar-sands oil for transport.

Climate & Energy

Will Massachusetts become the second state to ban fracking?

Legislation that would impose a 10-year moratorium on fracking is making its way through the state legislature.


If your pot isn’t organic, you’re probably inhaling pesticides

Bummer news for pot smokers: Up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can end up in the smoke you're inhaling.


The big election winner: Deep-pocketed Tom Steyer

With a hefty injection of money from Steyer, enviros won two key contests on Tuesday: the governor's race in Virginia and a race in rural Washington that may determine the fate of a coal export …