His Berkshire Hathaway investment group owns many of the flimsy rail cars used to transport oil, and it has vigorously fought tighter regulation.
ERM, which wrote the environmental study on Keystone XL, did dodgy and deceptive stuff, but none of it amounted to serious rule breaking, says the State Department's inspector general.
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.
As part of his climate plan, the president cleans up his own house by calling on the federal government to use more renewable electricity.
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.
The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, which pushes anti-environmental state bills, is having trouble raising money and keeping members.
California's governor supports fracking. A whole lot of his constituents don't, and they're being increasingly vocal about it.
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.
Legislation that would impose a 10-year moratorium on fracking is making its way through the state legislature.