But there are some notable exceptions. Ahem.
The Obama administration has tentatively OK'd industry plans to conduct seismic tests in Atlantic waters. That could screw over marine mammals.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative collected about $1 billion from 2009 to 2012 and is expected to save $2 billion in lowered energy bills.
But new rules still don't go nearly far enough to protect communities along rail lines from explosions and fires.
ERM, which wrote the environmental study on Keystone XL, did dodgy and deceptive stuff, but none of it amounted to serious rule breaking, says the State Department's inspector general.
The government will spend $3 million to encourage farmers and ranchers to provide nutritious honeybee nectar in the Midwest.
Some leaders in Los Angeles and Sacramento are fed up with fracking, which sucks up lots of water even as the state is suffering through a drought.
An oyster producer in British Columbia has lost three years' worth of bivalves -- the latest in a growing line of commercial shellfish collapses linked to ocean acidification.
Drug dealers are hanging up their dime bags and moving into the food-counterfeiting game.