Rebecca Leber

Rebecca Leber is Grist's news editor and reports on climate politics and policy. Before Grist, she was a staff writer at The New Republic and a reporter for ThinkProgress. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Senate confirms Pruitt for EPA without bothering to read his emails

Take deep breath -- that clean air may not be around much longer.

Trump plans to target the EPA with new executive orders

The orders are expected as soon as Pruitt’s sworn in.

The unlikely champions of a carbon-tax plan: Republicans

Not all conservatives are ignoring climate change.

House Science Committee takes a page from the Inquisition

The chair, Lamar Smith, has some new weapons in his battle against the nation's scientists.

au revoir

Even if Trump doesn’t “cancel” the Paris deal, he could still ruin it

Whatever happens, the U.S. will likely undermine global climate negotiations.

hearing things

Scott Pruitt falters on basic science at EPA hearing

He botched the facts on both climate change and lead poisoning.

grand ol' pretense

Interior pick Ryan Zinke wants you to know he’s “not a climate scientist expert”

The ol’ GOP excuse makes a comeback.

warming up

Even Rex Tillerson thinks Trump is wrong on climate change

At his confirmation hearing, the secretary of state pick elaborated on his stance.

fueled up

The climate deniers and fossil fuel fans who support Scott Pruitt for EPA

"This is a frightening moment.”