Rebecca Leber

Rebecca Leber is a staff writer for The New Republic.

Politics

The Supreme Court throws a wrench in Obama’s climate plans

In an extraordinary legal decision, five justices temporarily halted the Clean Power Plan, a cornerstone of Obama's climate strategy.

Hillary Clinton and the Flint water crisis

There's more than one reason the Democratic candidate has jumped on this issue.

Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate to oppose fracking

But even if he made it to the White House, he wouldn't actually be able to stop most of it.

O’Malley says Clinton will let Earth “literally burn up”

The Democratic presidential hopeful takes Hillary to task on climate change.

The EPA’s role in Flint’s water crisis

Michigan's governor has borne the brunt of the blame, but there's plenty to go around.

Obama’s coal reforms put the heat on Hillary and Bernie

The president intends to change the way coal is managed on public lands, but it'll be up to his successor to carry the reforms through.

Climate & Energy

Paris talks may set a lofty (but meaningless) climate change goal

Limiting warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees C may be an empty gesture if countries can't be held accountable.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what world leaders could actually achieve on climate change in Paris

The deal in the works won't keep warming below 2 degrees C, but it could make a big difference anyway.

Climate & Energy

ExxonMobil deserves a pat on the back for Arkansas spill response, says congressmember

ExxonMobil spilled some 200,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, Ark. But don't be too harsh on the company, says Rep. Markwayne Mullin.