Philip Bump

Philip Bump wrote about the news for Gristmill. He now writes for The Atlantic Wire.

Rep. Upton proposes eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, kind of

Rep. Fred Upton is proposing to kneecap the renewables industry while making the political liability of fossil fuel subsidies go away.

Youngstown, Ohio, could turn to fracking to clean up mess left by steel industry

The city's effort to remove abandoned properties has run out of money. So to raise cash, it's considering a return to dirty industry.

Robert Murray

Comically evil coal honcho could face investigations into fundraising trickery

Robert Murray, who has coerced employees into being in a Romney ad and donating to Republicans, could be investigated for potential lawbreaking.

U.N.: Global hunger not as bad as we thought, but it’s still bad

And with the advent of climate change, it's not going to get better any time soon.

Despite the end of summer, Iowa’s drought hits a new low

What Iowa needs is a long, wet autumn -- something it's not likely to get.

Meet the members of Congress who’ve invested the most in the energy industry

An exposé by the Washington Post shows how congressmembers' investments can influence their policy positions.

Obama says clean energy is not a socialist plot: A play in one act

Upon hearing President Obama deny a link between green energy and socialism, his handlers leap into action.

Chickens raised in New York backyards lay polluted eggs

Which absolutely should not surprise you.

Gas prices hit new high in California yesterday and today and probably tomorrow

Why should you care? Because California is where celebrities live. Other celebrity gossip inside!