Philip Bump

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

Romney’s energy plan dissected: Putting government to work for Big Oil

There is nothing here that would cause a sleepless night -- even a sleepless second -- for ExxonMobil executives.

SEC will require oil companies to disclose payments to foreign governments

The move, part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, should increase transparency around fossil-fuel projects overseas.

U.S. sees worst West Nile outbreak in its history

A relatively high number of West Nile cases, particularly around Dallas, have made 2012 the worst year for the disease since it arrived in the U.S.

Mixed blessing: U.S. power demand will stay flat for a while

We won't use the amount of electricity we thought we'd be using in 2019 until 2030, according to a new forecast.

We’ve already used a year’s worth of resources in 2012

Nice job sticking to your budget, humans.

California meat company shut down for abusing cows

Fair warning: There are no graphic images or videos, but even the language here is disconcerting.

Mitt Romney

Scoop: A preview of Romney’s energy plan

We managed to get our hands on Romney's energy policy a day before he will announce it.

As New York nears fracking decision, both sides take to the airwaves

Opponents and supporters of fracking are doing battle on radio and TV along New York State's southern border.

Possibly on the GOP convention guest list: Hurricane Isaac

Could a hurricane hitting the 2012 GOP convention change minds on climate change? Ha ha, no.