Lisa Hymas

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

Climate & Energy

Obama’s group Organizing for Action finally takes up climate change … sort of

The Obama team isn't pushing for climate legislation, it's just trying to embarrass climate deniers in Congress. But better than nothing, right?

Climate & Energy

Court hands EPA a victory in fight against mountaintop-removal mining

A federal appeals court has ruled that the EPA can block a permit for a big, controversial coal mine in West Virginia. Activists are celebrating.

Climate & Energy

EPA bashes State Department’s ‘insufficient’ Keystone report

The EPA says State still hasn't done its homework on the Keystone XL pipeline's potential environmental effects.

Climate & Energy

Koch brothers want to buy L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, six other papers

Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch -- mega-funders of climate denial and right-wing causes -- are looking to get into the media business.

Climate & Energy

This bipartisan energy-efficiency bill might actually be able to pass Congress

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman have a new bill that aims to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, manufacturing, and the federal government.

Climate & Energy

10 states to sue Obama admin for dragging feet on climate rules

The EPA has missed a deadline for regulating new power plants, and a coalition of states, cities, and green groups is fed up with delays.

Climate & Energy

Activists to Interior: Stop letting coal companies pillage our land, atmosphere, and treasury

Green groups are calling on the Obama administration to stop selling off publicly owned coal at bargain-basement prices to rapacious energy companies.

Living

You’re forking out $9,000 a year to own your car

Forget the environmental costs of driving a car. The financial costs alone should be enough to shock you into walking, biking, busing, and sharing.

Climate & Energy

InsideClimate wins Pulitzer for reporting on tar-sands spill

The nonprofit news site is being honored for its coverage of a spill into the Kalamazoo River and the broader dangers posed by tar-sands pipelines.