Molly Redden

Molly Redden is a reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau. She tweets at @mtredden.

This GOP candidate says he’s cracking down on coal pollution — but green groups say that’s BS

The political fallout continues from the Dan River coal-ash disaster in North Carolina.

North Carolina GOP pushes unprecedented bill to jail anyone who discloses fracking chemicals

The new bill proposes one of the strictest pro-fracking rules to date.

Republicans in Congress are trying to gut local fracking regulations

House Republicans are preparing a bill they say will strengthen the authority of the EPA. Spoiler alert: It won't.

Ash decisions: North Carolina helped river-ruining Duke Energy duck pollution complaints

Under its Republican governor, cozy North Carolina regulators shielded the utility from environmental complaints.

A glitter-covered banner got these protesters arrested for staging a bioterrorism hoax

Energy giants have lobbied police to treat environmental activists like potential terrorists. Looks like it's working.

4 climate policies we’re thankful for

There isn't much good news to report about the environment these days. But here are a few developments for which we can give thanks.

These members of Congress are bankrolled by the fracking industry

The growing fracking industry is "yielding gushers" of campaign donations for congressional candidates, according to a new report.

How we’re failing to prepare for the next Sandy

A year after Hurricane Sandy left a $65 billion price tag in its wake, we haven't done much to avoid the next weather disaster.