Molly Redden

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

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Business & Technology

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.